High School Teacher salary in United States

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

6.5k salaries reported, updated at October 19, 2021
per year

The average salary for a high school teacher is $47,418 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

Most recommended skill

Public Speaking

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 $47,418 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%

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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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

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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