Average Middle School Teacher Salary

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The average salary for a Middle School Teacher is $47,601.
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$34k - $71k
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$34k - $72k

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Job Description for Middle School Teacher

Middle School Teacher Tasks
  • Teach students in public or private schools at middle or junior high level.
  • Adjust teaching methods according to individual student needs.
  • Create and prepare materials for student activities.
  • Grade student tests and assignments, and maintain accurate student records according to laws and school regulations.

Job Satisfaction for Middle School Teacher

3.7 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Middle School Teacher are from the companies Uncommon Schools, Broward County Public Schools and Clark County School District. Reported salaries are highest at New York City Department of Education where the average pay is $70,775. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Clark County School District and Jefferson County Public Schools, earning around $58,429 and $57,391, respectively. K12, Inc. pays the lowest at around $40,181. Broward County Public Schools and Stafford County Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $43,190 and $46,000, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Middle School Teacher

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Mathematica and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education and English Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Middle School Teacher

An entry-level Middle School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $39,418 based on 295 salaries. An early career Middle School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,844 based on 1,897 salaries. A mid-career Middle School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,511 based on 1,218 salaries. An experienced Middle School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,841 based on 1,834 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $59,268.
Employees with Middle School Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 24.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (11.8% more) and Houston, Texas (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (14.7% less), Orlando, Florida (9.5% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.5% less).

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