The estimated total pay for a Teacher is $54,618 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $51,538 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 $3,080 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.
How accurate is this most likely Total Pay range (base + additional) of $42K-$71K/yr?
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For a Teacher in United States
Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Teacher in United States. Employers include Google, Microsoft and Jefferies.
For Teacher in United States
|7||Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan||$88,939|
|8||Boston Consulting Group||$88,276|
|9||Standard Chartered Bank||$86,248|
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|New York City Department of Education Teacher salaries - 2,110 salaries reported||$79,097/yr|
|Chicago Public Schools Teacher salaries - 1,379 salaries reported||$69,821/yr|
|Los Angeles USD Teacher salaries - 1,299 salaries reported||$70,185/yr|
|VIPKid Teacher salaries - 1,138 salaries reported||$26/hr|
|Houston ISD Teacher salaries - 1,122 salaries reported||$67,683/yr|
|Dallas Independent School District Teacher salaries - 1,024 salaries reported||$65,493/yr|
|WyzAnt Teacher salaries - 1,005 salaries reported||$28/hr|
|KinderCare Learning Centers Teacher salaries - 992 salaries reported||$22/hr|
|GTRR Teacher salaries - 938 salaries reported||$62,858/yr|
|Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Teacher salaries - 920 salaries reported||$56,531/yr|
|Orange County Public Schools (FL) Teacher salaries - 917 salaries reported||$58,879/yr|
|Wake County Public Schools Teacher salaries - 898 salaries reported||$59,271/yr|
|Fairfax County Public Schools Teacher salaries - 826 salaries reported||$62,253/yr|
|KinderCare Learning Companies Teacher salaries - 755 salaries reported||$49,895/yr|
|Clark County School District Teacher salaries - 747 salaries reported||$64,665/yr|
|Hillsborough County Public Schools Teacher salaries - 734 salaries reported||$59,051/yr|
|Broward County Public Schools Teacher salaries - 618 salaries reported||$62,057/yr|
|Bright Horizons Family Solutions Teacher salaries - 605 salaries reported||$24/hr|
|Austin ISD Teacher salaries - 597 salaries reported||$65,653/yr|
|The Goddard School Teacher salaries - 584 salaries reported||$21/hr|
For a Teacher in United States
The top 5 paying industries for a Teacher in United States are Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $71,494, Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $69,920, Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $67,537, Financial Services with a median total pay of $63,834, and Education with a median total pay of $60,772.
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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.
The average salary for a Teacher is $54,618 per year in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 179307 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Teacher employees in United States.
The highest salary for a Teacher in United States is $70,840 per year.
The lowest salary for a Teacher in United States is $42,236 per year.
If you are thinking of becoming a Teacher or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Teacher.
Teacher salaries typically rise with seniority and with geographic location, so teachers who have worked for an urban district for a long time can expect to receive the highest pay. Most teachers work nine-month schedules and are free to use their summers for personal growth or to earn additional income. Teachers can further increase their pay by progressing into administrative roles such as principal or district superintendent. Additionally, Spanish-English bilingual proficiency is highly desired by employers and may lead to higher pay.
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Anonymous Glassdoor ratings report that 62% of teachers are satisfied with their income. Sign-on bonuses and profit sharing can account for an average of $3,080.26 annually. Teacher salaries naturally increase regularly based on experience in the industry.
As an educator, you can earn more over time due to the experience, advanced degrees, and relevant certifications you gain. Teachers earn an average salary of $51,538.10, with a high of $89,332.41 and low of $33,522.73. If you plan to proceed down the teaching career path, you can earn more in a senior position, such as Teacher III.
To earn more in your teaching career, go back to school for a master's or doctoral degree. While education is naturally the main field of study, you can also specialize in a specific field, such as elementary or secondary education. If you teach in a specific subject, degrees in that field can increase your salary as a teacher. Depending on your work site, certification in certain teaching methods or strategies can also increase your total pay. Skills in leadership, coaching, and training can help you earn extra pay as you take on additional duties.
Much of a teacher's salary is based on experience. Try to have the school consider your past work experiences outside the field as years of teaching to start at a higher salary. Try pointing out previous training and evaluations you've done that use the same skills as teaching. Also, managerial experience naturally consists of similar skills. If you are already in an established position, try documenting certifications and training sessions you attend to negotiate a salary increase or bonus pay. While many positions in public education have a specific scale used to determine salary, you can try looking for teaching jobs that state they are open to pay negotiations.