A Secondary School Teacher earns an average salary of $41,461 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Curriculum Planning is associated with high pay for this job.
Secondary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$29,897 - $63,806
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41K
51K
64K
MEDIAN: $41,460
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Secondary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$8.83 - $29.59
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,897 - $63,806  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,732  
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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$29,505 - $64,084  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 883
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$34$68$102
Hourly Rate
$8.83 - $29.59  
   
Overtime
$-0.50 - $99.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,055  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $39,732  
Total Pay (?
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$29,505 - $64,084  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 883
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Job Description for Secondary School Teacher
A secondary school teacher works to further the education of all of his or her students. Secondary school teachers are required to instruct via lectures, discussions, demonstrations, and any other methods they find useful in one or more subjects. A secondary school teacher must also be capable of enforcing behavioral and procedural rules in the classroom in order to maintain an optimal learning environment. The secondary school teacher creates, administers, and grades tests and assignments in order to evaluate student progress. It is important that a secondary school teacher work well with young adults and be able to instruct them and facilitate learning.
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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.
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
Dallas
up arrow 11%
Philadelphia
up arrow 7%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
National Average
$41,000
Atlanta
up arrow 2%
Detroit
up arrow 10%
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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 44%
Experienced
up arrow 21%
Mid-Career
up arrow 8%
National Average
$41,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Secondary School Teacher Salaries

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 13%
Mathematica
up arrow 7%
National Average
$41,000
Spanish Language
up arrow 4%
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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 171 votes.
Gender
Female
61%
female alumni
 
Male
39%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
12%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 62%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 15%
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