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

Also known as:  High School Biology Teacher, High School English Teacher, High School French Teacher, High School History Teacher, High School Math Teacher, High School Music Director, High School Teacher


Secondary school teachers provide instruction to students in one or more subject areas. Many of these teachers specialize in particular fields, such as science or math, andmay teach courses which fall under their specialty. These professionals enforce all administrative and district policies regarding student behavior and discipline, and may use various teaching methods including lectures, class discussions, and demonstrations to teach and clarify important concepts. A Bachelor's degree is the minimum educational requirement for these occupations.

A Secondary School Teacher can get a wage on a scale from 40000 - 60000 based on experience and education levels. Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education will most likely receive wages of Fifty Thousand Three Hundred dollars every year.

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education can make the most money in New York, which has pay levels, on average, of close to about $68010. People with these jobs obtain the highest pay in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive average compensation of $56030.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 3.88 percent nationwide in that time.
Secondary School Teachers (not including Special and Career/Technical Education) tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $56,030
Other Services (except Public Administration) $52,160
Public Administration $47,580
Health Care and Social Assistance $46,430
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $46,430
Public Administration $47,580
Other Services (except Public Administration) $52,160
Educational Services $56,030
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