Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

Secondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and a little over a half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $47K annually, but may range from $34K to $73K per year. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a fifth lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and just over a half have dental, too. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Men make up a slight majority of Secondary Vocational Education Teachers (52 percent) who responded to the survey.

$34,962 - $63,682

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$12.46 - $40.93

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$34,962 - $63,682  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
Total Pay (?
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$34,244 - $73,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $40.93  
   
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,000  
   
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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$34,244 - $73,136  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Secondary Vocational Education Teachers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. The average beginner in this position makes around $41K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $49K. Secondary Vocational Education Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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
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Experienced
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
48 %
Male
52 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 77% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 34% employee benefits None: 23%
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