2021 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.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Middle School Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,930 to $48,870 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Middle School Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$98,840|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$77,880|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$60,810|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$48,870|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$40,930|
Highest paying states
* 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||$64970||$*|
|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||$42850||$*|