The majority of Secondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States — just below two-thirds — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $35K to $64K per year, and the median is $50K annually. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and just over two-fifths earn dental coverage. Women Secondary Vocational Education Teachers who took the survey just slightly outnumber men. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$37,108 - $65,369
(Median)
$37K
$50K
$65K
MEDIAN: $49,722
10%
50%
90%

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$11.54 - $22.50
(Median)
$
$16
$
MEDIAN: $16.00
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$37,108 - $65,369  
   
Bonus
$350.00  
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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$34,524 - $64,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$16.00  
   
Overtime
$19.20  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$350.00  
   
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).
)
$34,524 - $64,423  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 5
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Pay by Experience Level for Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School

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


For Secondary Vocational Education Teachers, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $43K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $54K in this role. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $55K.

Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School in Sanborn:
"A Career in Life Long Learning."
Learn all you can about your students. Form a bond with them and find out what motivates them. Learn more about the students with special needs if you have not done so already. It aides to differentiating instruction. Keep learning something new whether it is about your specialized area or a new hobby. The first will keep you fresh and encourage risk taking. The second will allow you to grow personally. Patience comes with time. Step-off and count to ten when it is needed. Remember they mirror your reactions. Be the the positive influence you would want your children to have in their lives.

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Experience Affects Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$49,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
56 %
Male
44 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 45%
medical benefits
Vision: 45%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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