The average salary for a High School Teacher in Australia is AU$70,638.
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What Do High School Teachers Do?
High school teachers, also called secondary school teachers, provide instruction to students in one or more areas of study within a public or private high school. They may also supervise extracurricular activities, proctor state testing exams, assist with college preparation (such as by writing letters of recommendation), organize field trips, and supervise study hall and/or detention, among other duties. High school teachers prepare lessons to deliver to students, as well as present the lessons…Read more
High School Teacher Tasks
- Instruct via lectures, discussions, and demonstrations in one or more subjects at the post primary level.
- Maintain student records.
- Create, administer, and grade tests and assignments to measure students' progress.
- Establish and enforce behavioral and procedural rules.
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What Are Popular Skills for High School Teachers?
Skills in Curriculum Planning and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Mathematica, Oral / Verbal Communication and English Language.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for High School Teachers?
An entry-level High School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of AU$62,432 based on 66 salaries. An early career High School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$66,391 based on 416 salaries. A mid-career High School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$77,134 based on 257 salaries. An experienced High School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of AU$87,671 based on 270 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of AU$85,245.
Pay Difference by Location
Employees with High School Teacher in their job title in Perth, Western Australia earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Geelong, Victoria (2.2% more) and Sydney, New South Wales (0.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Brisbane, Queensland (3.7% less), Adelaide, South Australia (2.0% less) and Gold Coast, Queensland (1.6% less).
Years of Experience
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