Physical Education Teacher Salary

Physical Education Teachers in the United States pull down an average of $42K per year. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. Male Physical Education Teachers who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (65 percent) are men. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,341 - $67,316
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MEDIAN: $42,584
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$9.83 - $26.10
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$0$67K
Salary $29,341 - $67,316
Bonus $503 - $10,067
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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$28,767 - $66,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 452
Hourly Data $0$26
Hourly Rate $9.83 - $26.10
Hourly Tips $12.00
Overtime $16.85
Annual Data $0$66K
Bonus $503 - $10,067
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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$28,767 - $66,284
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 39

Job Description for Physical Education Teacher

A physical education teacher is responsible for developing instructional plans that encourage physical activity in students ranging from kindergarten through college. These typically include organized games and sports. The teacher needs to be able to both maintain order and improve student learning. The teacher should be able to work with students of all abilities and accommodate disabled students. Knowledge of basic first aid is necessary, as injuries can occur in any sport. In many schools, physical education teachers also are responsible for instructing classes in other topics, such as health or driver’s education. Secondary school teachers often coach a varsity or junior varsity team at the school, though this is not usually required.

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Physical Education Teacher Tasks

  • Plan, organize and supervise physical education activities and instruction.
  • Adjust activities for special needs, weather conditions or other causes.
  • Oversee student interactions and create a safe, hygienic, respectful environment.
  • Inventory, clean, maintain and organize workspace and related areas.

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Pay by Experience Level for Physical Education Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Physical Education Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Physical Education Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 328 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Physical Education Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 114 salaries. An experienced Physical Education Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 92 salaries. A Physical Education Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 51 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $42,409

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

New York is home to an above-average pay rate for Physical Education Teachers, 23 percent higher than the national average. Physical Education Teachers will also find cushy salaries in El Paso (+20 percent), Washington (+15 percent), Atlanta (+12 percent), and Phoenix (+2 percent). Falling short of the national average by 10 percent, the area with the worst salaries is St. Louis. On the whole, employers pay 5 percent below the median salary for those in this field in Newark and Chicago.

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Key Stats for Physical Education Teacher

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Physical Education Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲47%

Experienced
▲19%

▲2%

National Average
$42,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Physical Education Teacher Salaries


National Average
$42,000

Coaching
▼5%

Personal Trainer
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 42 votes.

Gender

Female
35 %
Male
65 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 19%