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The average pay for a High School Teacher is $33,650 per year.

MEDIAN $33,650

Job Description for High School Teacher

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 in a way that students can easily understand. They must check students' learning with methods such as homework, tests, group work and student presentations. High school teachers must grade students' work in a timely manner, providing feedback that students can use in the class and later in their education.


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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National Average: $33,650

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High School Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a High School Teacher?

High School Teacher in Nassau:
"Many responsibilities."
Pros: Counseling students and planning events.
Cons: Reviewing performance of staff members.

Key Stats for High School Teacher

10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 25%
dental benefits
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 75%