Vocational Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary

Slightly less than three-fifths of Secondary Vocational Education Teachers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $34K to $71K per year, and the average comes out to $48K per year. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Secondary Vocational Education Teachers are just a bit more common among those who completed the questionnaire than females ones, with male workers composing 51 percent of the field. Health benefits are not claimed by all — one in five lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and close to one-half have dental, too. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$35,246 - $66,878
(Median)
$35K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,986
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$12.46 - $40.63
(Median)
$12
$24
$41
MEDIAN: $23.00
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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 for the relatively untried average out to around $41K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $49K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $51K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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
up arrow 1%

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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