$48,279
Avg. Salary
$17.83
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,026

Bonus

$3,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Secondary School Teacher is $17.83 per hour.

The average pay for a Secondary School Teacher is $48,279 per year.

$8.86
10%
$17.83
50%
$32.45
90%
MEDIAN $17.83
$33k
10%
$48k
50%
$75k
90%
MEDIAN $48,279
$32,626 - $74,817
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MEDIAN: $48,279
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$8.86 - $32.45
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$0$75K
Salary $32,626 - $74,817
Bonus $517 - $9,744
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$30,942 - $75,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,356
Hourly Data $0$96
Hourly Rate $8.86 - $32.45
Overtime $13.40 - $96.96
Annual Data $0$75K
Bonus $517 - $9,744
Profit Sharing $3,000
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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$30,942 - $75,584
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 28 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 87

Job Description for Secondary School Teacher

Secondary school teachers generally work in a middle school or high school environment and administer lessons to students. This often involves teaching large classes of students, so it is important to show authority and be able to control a large group of people. Some students may have behavioral problems, so it is important not only to help administer coursework, but also to help shape student personality and behavior.

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Secondary 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.

Common Career Paths for Secondary School Teacher


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Secondary School Teachers who advance into the role of an Attorney are fairly uncommon. Attorneys on average earn $81K per year. Many Secondary School Teachers go on to become High School Teachers or Middle School Teachers despite the fact that median compensation in those roles is reportedly $4K lower and $5K lower, respectively.

Secondary School Teacher Job Listings

Popular Skills for Secondary School Teacher


Survey results suggest that Secondary School Teachers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in French Language, English Language, Curriculum Planning, and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Masters degree, Microsoft Office, and Spanish Language. Most people experienced in Curriculum Planning also know Spanish Language.

Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Secondary School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Secondary School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 288 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Secondary 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 $44,000 based on 187 salaries. An experienced Secondary School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 210 salaries. A Secondary 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 121 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

-2%

National Average: $48,059

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

For Secondary School Teachers, busy Atlanta offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Secondary School Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+22 percent), Houston (+17 percent), San Antonio (+5 percent), and Dallas (+4 percent). Secondary School Teachers in Orlando report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 22 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Employers pay around 20 percent less in Phoenix and 10 percent less in Miami, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Secondary School Teacher Reviews

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

Secondary School Teacher in Henrico, Virginia:
"Great place to live and work."
Pros: Good people
Cons: Red tape

Secondary School Teacher in Cornwall on Hudson:
"Work Place Harassment."
Pros: Location, working with challenging students.
Cons: Sexual harassment, mismanagement, poor leadership, overall workplace culture, disorganization.

Secondary School Teacher in East Springfield:
"It's rewarding but frustrating."
Pros: I like the fact that I can work in a nice, homey environment where everyone feels like family.
Cons: I don't like the extremely low pay.

Secondary School Teacher in Cincinnati:
"Key to success."
Be adaptable as much as possible.

Secondary School Teacher in Thompson:
Make sure you love and value learning and don't choose teaching as a career just for the summers off.

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Key Stats for Secondary School Teacher

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Secondary School Teacher Salaries

▲26%

▲8%

National Average
$48,000

▼8%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Secondary School Teacher Salaries

French Language
▲2%

National Average
$48,000



People Management
▼8%

Math
▼9%


Microsoft Office
▼11%

Masters degree
▼19%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 182 votes.

Gender

Female
59 %
Male
41 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 49%
no benefits
None: 18%