Average Secondary School Teacher Salary

$49,436
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$2,027
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The average salary for a Secondary School Teacher is $49,436.
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$34k
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$49k
90%
$75k
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What Do Secondary School Teachers Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Secondary School Teacher

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What Are Popular Skills for Secondary School Teachers?

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Subject Matter Expert and Team Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Oral / Verbal Communication and English Language.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Secondary School Teachers?

An entry-level Secondary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $38,660 based on 62 salaries. An early career Secondary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,196 based on 325 salaries. A mid-career Secondary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $47,309 based on 236 salaries. An experienced Secondary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,045 based on 360 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $61,756.
Employees with Secondary School Teacher in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 37.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (32.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (6.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (8.5% less), Portland, Oregon (5.6% less) and Austin, Texas (4.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,253 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.9%
Early Career
25.9%
Mid Career
18.8%
Experienced
28.7%
Late Career
21.5%