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

With over one-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 $30K to $71K per year and averages out to $43K annually. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Secondary School Teachers making up 75 percent. The majority of Secondary School Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage.

$30,605 - $71,327

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$30,605 - $71,327  
   
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$29,890 - $70,795  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $35K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $41K. Secondary School Teachers bring in $49K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $56K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 31%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
75 %
Male
25 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%
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