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

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Secondary School Teachers

Secondary School Teachers teach one or more subjects to students at the secondary 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
$67340 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$41,330 to $49,990 per year

Entry-level Secondary School Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $41,330 to $49,990 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

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Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Secondary 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%) $* $102,130
Senior (Top 25%) $* $81,410
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $62,870
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $49,990
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $41,330

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NY $* $88,890
CA $* $86,900
MA $* $84,130
NJ $* $78,900
CT $* $78,510
MD $* $78,510
WA $* $77,140
RI $* $76,270
IL $* $76,010
AK $* $75,790

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

Another simple way to increase your salary as a Secondary 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 Secondary School Teachers are in the states of NY, CA, MA, NJ and CT.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
State Government $83010 $*
Religious Organizations $70580 $*
Elementary and Secondary Schools $67360 $*
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals $61790 $*
Other Schools and Instruction $60340 $*
Educational Support Services $60000 $*
Local Government $59240 $*
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $57520 $*
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities $56020 $*
Individual and Family Services $53510 $*
Other Residential Care Facilities $50220 $*
Vocational Rehabilitation Services $45990 $*
Management of Companies and Enterprises $43790 $*

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