Average Teacher Salary

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The average salary for a Teacher is $47,372.
MEDIAN $47,372
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$32k - $70k
$99 - $6k
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$25k - $69k

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Job Description for Teacher

Popular Employer Salaries for Teacher

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Teacher. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Elementary School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
High School Teacher
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Teacher

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, English Language, Leadership and People Management are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Teacher

An entry-level Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,887 based on 41 salaries. An early career Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $41,261 based on 360 salaries. A mid-career Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,646 based on 303 salaries. An experienced Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,687 based on 371 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $60,569.
Employees with Teacher in their job title in Chicago, Illinois earn an average of 21.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (19.3% more) and Los Angeles, California (16.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (14.9% less).

Years of Experience

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