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Average High School Teacher Salary

$50,017
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,024
Bonus
$1,200
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The average salary for a High School Teacher is $50,017.
10%
$36k
MEDIAN
$50k
90%
$77k
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What Do High School Teachers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for High School Teacher

3.9 out of 5
(1,230)
Highly Satisfied
156Reviews
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 New York City Department of Education. 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 $70,408, respectively. Clark County School District pays the lowest at around $50,000. Fusion Academy and Learning Center and Chicago Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $50,000 and $61,183, respectively.

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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 Microsoft Office, 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 $40,941 based on 591 salaries. An early career High School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $43,558 based on 2,817 salaries. A mid-career High School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $48,994 based on 2,091 salaries. An experienced High School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $55,692 based on 2,848 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $62,380.
Employees with High School Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (21.3% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (11.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,335 survey responses.
Entry Level
5.7%
Early Career
27.3%
Mid Career
20.2%
Experienced
27.6%
Late Career
19.2%