High School Teacher Salary

A High School Teacher earns an average salary of $47,760 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job.

$34,001 - $73,662
$34K
$48K
$74K
MEDIAN: $48,367
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90%

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$10.28 - $48.04
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$48
MEDIAN: $20.70
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$0$74K
Salary $34,001 - $73,662
Bonus $413.05 - $8,274
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$33,533 - $74,501
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,929
Hourly Data $0$64
Hourly Rate $10.28 - $48.04
Overtime $11.88 - $64.43
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $413.05 - $8,274
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$33,533 - $74,501
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 319

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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 2,547 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 1,627 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 1,900 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 $60,000 based on 977 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

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National Average: $48,440

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High School Teacher Reviews

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

High School Teacher in Philadelphia:
"Rewarding but tiring."
Pros: Everyday is different and there is always something to learn from students, empathetic and fun coworkers.
Cons: Students not taking responsibility for their actions, state testing.

High School Teacher in Melbourne:
"Having Compassion, Making a Difference."
Pros: I like that every day I have a new opportunity to provide high school students with a solid academic foundation in strong belief that through that that they will have more choices in life.
Cons: The time and stress it takes out of you.

High School Teacher in New York:
"It is very interesting because we interact freely in class."
Pros: Environment and brilliant students and also scholarships and award.
Cons: Their paymen.

High School Teacher in Liberty Hill:
"Special Education teacher."
Pros: Helping kids reach their full potential.
Cons: Getting hit.

High School Teacher in Riverdale:
"The hardest thing I have ever done."
Pros: Impacting young people's lives.
Cons: The unrealistic expectations put on teachers.

High School Teacher in Murrieta:
Pros: Working with youth. Being a leader. Creativeness.
Cons: Stressful, difficult decisions, deadlines.

High School Teacher in South Boston:
"Tmi."
Pros: Interacting with the students, and the food.
Cons: The commute and relatively low pay.

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Key Stats for High School Teacher

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 805 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects High School Teacher Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

National Average
$48,000

▼3%

▼15%

Skills That Affect High School Teacher Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 805 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 64%
vision benefits
Vision: 52%
no benefits
None: 13%
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