Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salary

Secondary School Teachers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and just over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $42K per year, but may range from $28K to $71K per year. For the most part, Secondary School Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Secondary School Teachers making up 76 percent. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,746 - $71,040
(Median)
$30K
$42K
$71K
MEDIAN: $42,083
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$29,746 - $71,040  
   
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$0.00 - $1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$28,204 - $70,575  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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.


Secondary School Teachers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $35K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $41K. Secondary School Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $49K. Secondary School Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher, (but not Special and Vocational Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$42,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
76 %
Male
24 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 8%
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