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

Secondary School Teachers in the United States are often veterans in their line of work, with just over a half bringing more than 10 years of experience to the table. Salaries slide in at $44K annually on average but can range from $29K to $71K per year. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a majority collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Secondary School Teachers. Most Secondary School Teachers survey respondents are women (74 percent).

$30,618 - $70,158
(Median)
$31K
$44K
$70K
MEDIAN: $44,107
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Salary
$30,618 - $70,158  
   
Bonus
$650  
Total Pay (?
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$29,117 - $71,327  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 63
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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.


For many Secondary School Teachers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $34K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $40K on average. After working for 10 to 20 years, Secondary School Teachers make a median salary of $49K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $57K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
74 %
Male
26 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
medical benefits
Vision: 55%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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