Secondary School Teacher Salary

The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher is $47,028 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$30,925 - $71,831
$31K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,028
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90%

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$9.70 - $39.92
$9
$15
$40
MEDIAN: $15.33
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,925 - $71,831  
   
Bonus
$290.87 - $5,182  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,406 - $71,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 628
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.70 - $39.92  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$290.87 - $5,182  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,406 - $71,928  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Job Description for Secondary School Teacher

Secondary school teachers generally work in a middle school or high school environment and administer lessons to students. This often involves teaching large classes of students, so it is important to show authority and be able to control a large group of people. Some students may have behavioral problems, so it is important not only to help administer coursework, but also to help shape student personality and behavior.

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Secondary School Teacher Tasks

  • Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
  • Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.

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Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teacher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $46,482

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Secondary School Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Secondary School Teacher?

Secondary School Teacher in East Springfield:
`"$It's rewarding but frustrating."`
Pros: I like the fact that I can work in a nice, homey environment where everyone feels like family.
Cons: I don't like the extremely low pay.

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Key Stats for Secondary School Teacher

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher Salaries

▲30%

▲11%

National Average
$46,000

▼5%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Secondary School Teacher Salaries

French Language
▲6%


National Average
$46,000


People Management
▼5%

Math
▼6%


Microsoft Office
▼7%

Masters degree
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 55%
vision benefits
Vision: 46%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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