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

Secondary School Teachers in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $27K to $70K per year, median earnings come to $41K annually. Work is enjoyable for Secondary School Teachers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Secondary School Teachers making up 77 percent. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority.

$28,188 - $70,575
(Median)
$28K
$41K
$71K
MEDIAN: $41,371
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$28,188 - $70,575  
   
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$27,278 - $70,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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, more experience generally translates to higher pay. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $35K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $41K on average. On average, Secondary School Teachers make $49K following one to two decades on the job. 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 $55K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 19%

National Average
$41,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
77 %
Male
23 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 60% employee benefits None: 7%
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