Salary for Middle School Teachers (not including Special and Career/Technical Education)

Also known as:  7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Junior High School Teacher, Middle School PE Teacher, Middle School Science Teacher


Individuals employed as middle school teachers create lessons, homeworks, and exams used to teach key concepts in areas such as English and Mathematics to students at the middle school, intermediate or junior high school levels. These professionals comply with all local, state and federal requirements in keeping records of student progress, and may confer with parents and school officials if they observe behavioral or academic problems in a specific child. These professionals may also be expected to provide after-hours tutoring help to struggling students. A Bachelor's or Master's degree may be required for this occupation.

A Middle School Teacher usually gets an average compensation somewhere between 32000 - 48000 based on experience and talent. Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education can earn an average salary of Forty Seven Thousand Eight Hundred dollars on a yearly basis.

Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education can receive the highest pay in Connecticut, where they receive job pay of close to about $67710. Professionals that work in this career are compensated at the highest average salary in Public Administration, where they can get average compensation of $54890.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 2.64 percent nationwide in that time.
Middle School Teachers (not including Special and Career/Technical Education) tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $54,890
Public Administration $51,550
Health Care and Social Assistance $44,830
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,580
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,580
Health Care and Social Assistance $44,830
Public Administration $51,550
Educational Services $54,890
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