$43,012
Avg. Salary
$18.12
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Physical Education Teacher is $18.12 per hour.

The average pay for a Physical Education Teacher is $43,012 per year.

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$9.89
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$30.22
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MEDIAN $18.12
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$30k
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$70k
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MEDIAN $43,012
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$0$70K
Salary $29,813 - $70,229
Bonus $508 - $10,050
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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$28,992 - $70,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 857
Hourly Data $0$30
Hourly Rate $9.89 - $30.22
Hourly Tips $12.00
Overtime $20.93
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $508 - $10,050
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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$28,992 - $70,023
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 78

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.

Physical Education Teacher Job Listings

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: $42,778

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.

Physical Education Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Physical Education Teacher?

Physical Education Teacher in Kirksville:
"Health and Physical Education are not treated or respected as other school subjects."
Pros: Flexibility and what I do
Cons: Lack of respect for this discipline

Physical Education Teacher in manila:
"Working here in Manila is more of a fast phased atmosphere."
Pros: everything that is needed to are beyond reach,like hospitals,workplace,malls,marketplace
Cons: the traffic

Physical Education Teacher in Beverly:
"Where am I going from here."
Pros: School calendar schedule, my colleagues, location.
Cons: Limited resources, size of school.

Physical Education Teacher in Hampstead:
"Don't be a teacher."
Find another professional career!!

Physical Education Teacher in St. Louis:
"It's not what you think it is, but so worth it."
Always do what's best for your kids. Do be afraid to stick your heels in the mud on things you don't agree with. Have fun with them. Get to know your students. Branch out & try new things. Ask for help if you need it. Know your students. Be genuine and real with them.

Physical Education Teacher in Indianapolis:
"Cultural Responsiveness & Differentiation."
Get endorsements in adapted physical education and/or ESL to better be able to service the needs of all students.

Physical Education Teacher in New York:
"People hate teachers, and there is zero discipline."
Start later in life after you try a different job or career first. You must work until you are 63 and reach your maximum pension at 30 years anyway.

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Key Stats for Physical Education Teacher

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Physical Education Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲46%

Experienced
▲18%

▲1%

National Average
$43,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Physical Education Teacher Salaries


National Average
$43,000

Coaching
▼5%

Personal Trainer
▼30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 73 votes.

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
42%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 16%