Secondary School Teacher Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher is $41,073 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field.
Secondary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$30,164 - $64,081
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41K
50K
64K
MEDIAN: $41,073
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Secondary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$9.09 - $30.91
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$30,164 - $64,081  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,131  
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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$29,768 - $64,992  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.09 - $30.91  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $35.05  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,131  
   
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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$29,768 - $64,992  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 707
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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.

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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

New York
up arrow 30%
Philadelphia
up arrow 14%
Dallas
up arrow 12%
Los Angeles
up arrow 4%
Pittsburgh
0%
National Average
$41,000
Atlanta
up arrow 1%
Denver
up arrow 1%
Detroit
up arrow 9%
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Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 38%
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 9%
Mathematica
up arrow 8%
National Average
$41,000
Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
62%
female alumni
 
Male
38%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 16%
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