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High school teacher salary in United States

How much does a High School Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

$46,619
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a high school teacher is $46,619 per year in the United States. 11.2k salaries reported, updated at November 29, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
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Top companies for High School Teachers in United States

  1. Prince George's County Public Schools
    3.7
    895 reviews8 salaries reported
    $136,016per year
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Highest paying cities for High School Teachers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $55,225 per year
    105 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $51,680 per year
    233 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $50,905 per year
    133 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $49,611 per year
    27 salaries reported
  2. Austin, TX
    $49,579 per year
    60 salaries reported
  3. Charlotte, NC
    $48,672 per year
    64 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $48,604 per year
    93 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $48,520 per year
    91 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $46,911 per year
    87 salaries reported
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Where can a High School Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for High School Teachers

Most recommended skill

Public Speaking(earn +37.84% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 33.33% since 2018. High School Teachers with this skill earn +37.84% more than the average base salary, which is $46,619 per year.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20133increase by 3
20141decrease by 66.67%
20155increase by 400.00%
20166increase by 20.00%
20172decrease by 66.67%
20183increase by 50.00%
20194increase by 33.33%

Top companies hiring High School Teachers with the recommended skill

District of Columbia College Access Program (DC-CAP)
AmeriCorps
School of Science and Technology Middle/High School Corpus Christi
University Of Silicon Valley
ECPI University
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top SkillsSalaryJob openingsCompanies
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Most common benefits for High School Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
  • Work from home
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 3,350 ratings

48% of High School Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Teacher

123,538 job openings

Average $19.73 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a High School Teacher

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