Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

Secondary Vocational Education Teachers who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up just below three-fifths of Secondary Vocational Education Teachers. Pay fluctuates from $34K to $71K per year, but expected earnings average $48K per year. For the most part, Secondary Vocational Education Teachers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Women are just slightly outnumbered, with male Secondary Vocational Education Teachers making up 51 percent of survey respondents. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, one-fifth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a fair number and dental insurance is reported by half. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,246 - $66,878
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,986
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90%

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$12.46 - $40.63
(Median)
$12
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,246 - $66,878  
   
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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$34,192 - $70,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.46 - $40.63  
   
Overtime
$19.20  
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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$34,192 - $70,563  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | 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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. Secondary Vocational Education Teachers see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Secondary Vocational Education Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are no higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years.

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

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
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National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
49 %
Male
51 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 34%
dental benefits
None: 21%
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