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

Average base salary

5.3k salaries reported, updated at Sep 21, 2020
per year

The average salary for a high school teacher is $49,593 per year in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 403(b)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for high school teachers

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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 $49,593 per year.

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Most common benefits for High School Teachers

  • 403(b)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Work from home
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Parental leave
  • Food provided
  • Tuition reimbursement
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Salary satisfaction

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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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