Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salary
With slightly more than half of Secondary School Teachers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience in the field, this area is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Pay ranges from $24K to $65K per year and averages out to $43K per year. Female Secondary School Teachers make up most of the survey respondents at 70 percent. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and roughly one-half collect dental insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Job Description for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)
- Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
- Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.
- Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
- Maintain student records.
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Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education)
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $36K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $38K. Secondary School Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $44K. As Secondary School Teachers reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $54K.