Teacher

Whether focusing on primary, secondary or higher-level education, great teachers shape the future of our society by providing students with the skills and knowledge to succeed.

Overview

Teachers help shape the minds and futures of children and adults, most typically through the application of lesson plans, homework and projects that are part of an approved course curriculum. Traditional educators are usually graduates of a four year university and have successfully completed a credential program, masters degree or PhD. Successful teachers are most often people who gain satisfaction in seeing others succeed, have the patience to help students of varied skill levels and needs, and have the ability to deeply learn a subject matter (whether a grade level or a specific topic).

The career path for most teachers involves teacher in training programs, teaching assistant roles, and eventually results in independent teaching/instruction. As teachers gain experience they might choose to move into administration (e.g. a Principal) or move into higher education or research roles.

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Pros
  • professional development
  • school district
  • good pay
Cons
  • low pay
  • long hours
  • full time
  • Median Salary
  • Number of Jobs
  • Unemployment Rate

Demographics

Salary Range

Below is the expected Teacher salary range in your area as well as the salary range in top paying cities.

Median Salary
Salary Range
National
$45,486
$35k $64k
Washington DC
$51,000
$28k $72k
San Jose, CA
$65,235
$43k $79k
Stockton, CA
$65,000
$54k $74k

Top Paying Companies

Teacher salaries can vary widely across companies. Here are some of the top paying companies you should consider.

1. Inglewood USD

Salary
$106,098
Headquarters
Inglewood
Size
1,600+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Education
Revenue
$110M+ (USD) per year

2. New Designs Charter School

Salary
$72,853
Headquarters
Los Angeles, CA
Size
70+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Education
Revenue
$10M+ (USD) per year

3. Howard County Public Schools

Salary
$65,634
Headquarters
Ellicott City, MD
Size
8,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Education
Revenue
$387M+ (USD) per year

4. DC Public Schools

Salary
$64,120
Headquarters
Washington
Size
8,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Education
Revenue
$460M+ (USD) per year

5. Boston Public Schools

Salary
$63,067
Headquarters
Boston, MA
Size
9,000+ Employees
Type
Company - Private
Industry
Education
Revenue
$686M+ (USD) per year

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Number of Jobs
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$42,512
+2%
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$44,290
+6%
13,751
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$40,879
-2%
10,385
High School Teacher
$37,831
-9%
27,175
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$40,500
-3%
11,165