How Much Do Middle School Teachers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Middle School Teachers

Middle School Teachers teach one or more subjects to students at the middle, intermediate, or junior high school level.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$64990 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,930 to $48,870 per year

Entry-level Middle School Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,930 to $48,870 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Middle School Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $98,840
Senior (Top 25%) $* $77,880
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $60,810
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $48,870
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $40,930

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $* $89,150
MA $* $82,610
CA $* $81,940
CT $* $81,140
AK $* $80,260
DC $* $79,110
MD $* $77,770
WA $* $76,370
RI $* $76,050
NJ $* $74,950

* Middle School Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Middle School Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NY doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NY might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Middle School Teachers are in the states of NY, MA, CA, CT and AK.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Individual and Family Services $76280 $*
Elementary and Secondary Schools $64970 $*
Local Government $63250 $*
Religious Organizations $62920 $*
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $56900 $*
Educational Support Services $56280 $*
Other Schools and Instruction $50950 $*
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $43680 $*
Other Residential Care Facilities $42850 $*

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