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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

Average $59,249
Low $35,750
High $98,195
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a high school teacher is $59,249 per year in the United States. 23.5k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for High School Teachers in United States

  1. Seattle Public Schools
    180 reviews49 salaries reported
    $73,745per year
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Highest paying cities for High School Teachers near United States

  1. Brooklyn, NY
    $70,925 per year
    285 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $70,039 per year
    223 salaries reported
  3. Oakland, CA
    $67,889 per year
    476 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $61,733 per year
    157 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $61,546 per year
    284 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $59,735 per year
    223 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $59,664 per year
    423 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $54,617 per year
    146 salaries reported
  3. Saint Cloud, MN
    $41,203 per year
    5 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 $59,249 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

Wake County Public School System
Study Evolution Edtech
Minh Viet Academy
Round Rock ISD
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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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?


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Average $18.46 per hour

Elementary School Teacher

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Average $18.12 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a High School Teacher

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