$48,628
Avg. Salary
$20.80
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,037

Bonus

$1,350

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a High School Teacher is $20.80 per hour.

The average pay for a High School Teacher is $48,628 per year.

$10.36
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$20.80
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$45.27
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MEDIAN $20.80
$34k
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$75k
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MEDIAN $48,628
$34,342 - $74,778
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$0$75K
Salary $34,342 - $74,778
Bonus $309 - $8,799
Profit Sharing $2.88 - $20,000
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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$33,969 - $75,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 11,328
Hourly Data $0$65
Hourly Rate $10.36 - $45.27
Hourly Tips $4.30
Overtime $11.84 - $65.51
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $309 - $8,799
Profit Sharing $2.88 - $20,000
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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$33,969 - $75,861
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 12 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 500

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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for High School Teacher

Pay by Experience for a High School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level High School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 4,941 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A High School Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 3,282 salaries. An experienced High School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 3,806 salaries. A High School Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 1,990 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $48,729

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High School Teacher Advice

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

High School Teacher in Seattle:
"Great high school science teachers."
Be patient and collaborate and take risks.

High School Teacher in Raleigh:
Pros: Connecting with students and sharing my love of science.
Cons: Classroom management is a very challenging skill to learn.

High School Teacher in Sunland:
"The Service Of Teaching."
Pros: Making a difference in peoples lives is worth every moment!
Cons: Working for a company that is more of a company than a school is a tight rope to walk on.

High School Teacher in Pompton Plains:
"Post Doctoral Rotations."
When you start out find a position in a famous lab with a named principle investigator(s). You need to have access to a lab that is both well funded and where something is happening. Commonly that will lend itself to your getting your name on a few more important research papers. Finally, that will lay the ground work for "opening doors", where your principle investigator will provide assistance to getting you that next post-doctoral position, or perhaps an appointment to a tenure track job in academia, or a good paying job in the private sector.

High School Teacher in Sherman:
"Lay Low."
Learn first before offering unwanted advice. It takes at least 3 years to understand your school culture and district politics.

High School Teacher in Tallahassee:
"Want to teach? Sure about that? Not a good plan....."
If you actually posess the skills to be worthy of going into teaching, go use them somewhere else and get paid what you are truly worth. Education does not value skills set that produce true results. They want teachers to do assembly line work----produce students capabale of passing tests that make their data look good. Forget having a job more than 196 days at a time, forget a career path, forget promotions, forget producing students with marketable skills sets in a 1st world nation, forget performance pay, forget bonuses for excellence, forget pay raises, forget COLA's, forget salay increases, forget compensation for required industry certifications, forget reimbursment for mandated continuing education, forget salary supplements, forget matching 401K funds, , forget stock options, forget retirement, forget respect, in fact forget your own diginity. Forget EVERYTHING you EVER thought about education. The system wants you dead, buried, and the earth salted where you lay broken.

High School Teacher in Arusha:
"Impact Change In People."
Pros: The ability to reach out to young people and make a difference in their life and teaching jobs are very good in managing stress level. Sometimes you get a very good laugh during class discussions and you get to learn different types of people, their characters and just add on experience on people management skills and how to deal with people from various backgrounds. And also work flexibility.
Cons: With the country's situation where there are more students than teachers, it becomes hard to reach out to every individual needs. One teacher attends too many students that it becomes impossible to address individual needs of students.

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Key Stats for High School Teacher

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1375 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Experience Affects High School Teacher Salaries

▲25%

▲10%

National Average
$49,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect High School Teacher Salaries





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▼0%


National Average
$49,000

Microsoft Office
▼1%

Spanish Language
▼1%


Chinese, Mandarin Language
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1375 votes.

Gender

Female
53 %
Male
47 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 53%
no benefits
None: 13%