Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a High School Teacher make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$55,459 / yrTotal Pay
$51,915 / yrBase Pay
$3,544 / yrAdditional Pay

$55,459

 / yr
$35K$88K
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The estimated total pay for a High School Teacher is $55,459 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $51,915 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,544 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Some related job titles are High School Math Teacher Salaries with median pay of $58,898, High School Spanish Teacher Salaries with median pay of $61,416, Math Teacher Salaries with median pay of $54,145, Private School Teacher Salaries with median pay of $53,108.

Top Paying Companies

For a High School Teacher in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a High School Teacher in United States. Employers include National Security Agency, San Francisco Unified School District and New York City Department of Education.

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National Security Agency
National Security Agency
$88,647/yr
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$61,319

 / yr

$65,685

 / yr

$73,301

 / yr

$62,610

 / yr

$60,509

 / yr

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What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

High School Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$56,500

/yr

$53K | $4K

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
High School Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$48,000

/yr

$47K | $1K

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
High School Business Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
High School Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$45,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
High School CTE Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$52,400

/yr

$50K | $2K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Secondary Education Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,500

/yr

$49K | $2K

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Teacher, Secondary School

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$15

/hr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
High School Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$42,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

High School Teacher pay FAQ

The national average salary for a High School Teacher is $51,915 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a High School Teacher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2813 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a High School Teacher employees.

The highest salary for a High School Teacher in United States is $81,476 per year.

The lowest salary for a High School Teacher in United States is $33,080 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a High School Teacher or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a High School Teacher.