The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher is $47,502 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$32,001 - $72,236
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,501
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90%

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$9.13 - $30.49
(Median)
$9
$15
$30
MEDIAN: $15.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$32,001 - $72,236  
   
Bonus
$306.39 - $12,723  
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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$30,206 - $72,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 634
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.13 - $30.49  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$306.39 - $12,723  
   
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).
)
$30,206 - $72,063  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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

  • 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

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

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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher Salaries



National Average
$47,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%


Skills That Affect Secondary School Teacher Salaries

French Language
up arrow 4%

National Average
$47,000

English Language
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 2%

Spanish Language
up arrow 2%

People Management
up arrow 6%

Math
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 8%

Masters degree
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 66 votes.

Gender

Female
50 %
Male
50 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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