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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 $58,703
Low $35,484
High $97,115
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a high school teacher is $58,703 per year in the United States. 22.1k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for High School Teachers in United States

  1. New Visions for Public Schools
    25 reviews75 salaries reported
    $90,841per year
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Highest paying cities for High School Teachers near United States

  1. Oakland, CA
    $69,362 per year
    438 salaries reported
  2. Long Beach, CA
    $64,561 per year
    70 salaries reported
  3. Las Vegas, NV
    $61,078 per year
    142 salaries reported
  1. Houston, TX
    $61,057 per year
    256 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $61,014 per year
    114 salaries reported
  3. Denver, CO
    $59,810 per year
    231 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $59,759 per year
    433 salaries reported
  2. Tucson, AZ
    $54,245 per year
    142 salaries reported
  3. High, TX
    $40,857 per year
    9 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 $58,703 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

Round Rock Independent School District
Athol-Royalston Regional School District
Virtual Prep Academy of West Virginia
Greensville County Public Schools
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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?


Job openings

Average $18.08 per hour

Elementary School Teacher

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Average $18.01 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a High School Teacher

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