Average High School teacher Salary

$48,415
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$4,000
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The average salary for a High School teacher is $48,415.
10%
$34k
MEDIAN
$48k
90%
$72k
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$34k - $72k
Bonus
$300 - $6k
Total Pay
$33k - $73k

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Job Satisfaction for High School teacher

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The top respondents for the job title High School teacher are from the companies Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, Fusion Academy and Learning Center and Chicago Public Schools. Reported salaries are highest at New York City Department of Education where the average pay is $78,108. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and Lausd, earning around $72,249 and $69,698, respectively. Clark County School District pays the lowest at around $45,781. Fusion Academy and Learning Center and Seattle Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $47,500 and $59,781, respectively.

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Popular Skills for High School teacher

Skills in Curriculum Planning, English Language, Oral / Verbal Communication, Leadership and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for High School teacher

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 $40,555 based on 752 salaries. An early career High School teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,633 based on 3,494 salaries. A mid-career High School teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,339 based on 2,452 salaries. An experienced High School teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,959 based on 3,431 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,389.
Employees with High School teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.1% more) and Houston, Texas (10.4% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,360 survey responses.
Entry Level
6.1%
Early Career
28.3%
Mid Career
19.8%
Experienced
27.8%
Late Career
18.1%