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Teacher salary in United States

How much does a Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

$17.29
Average $17.29
Low $9.05
High $33.03
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a teacher is $17.29 per hour in the United States. 25.1k salaries reported, updated at January 27, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
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 Teachers in United States

  1. Los Angeles Unified School District
    4.0
    1,680 reviews5 salaries reported
    $46.92per hour
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Highest paying cities for Teachers near United States

  1. New York, NY
    $29.62 per hour
    176 salaries reported
  2. Phoenix, AZ
    $29.52 per hour
    114 salaries reported
  3. Los Angeles, CA
    $24.53 per hour
    141 salaries reported
  1. Chicago, IL
    $23.18 per hour
    242 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $19.00 per hour
    164 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $18.98 per hour
    182 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $17.76 per hour
    72 salaries reported
  2. Orlando, FL
    $16.01 per hour
    175 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $14.57 per hour
    161 salaries reported
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Where can a Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Teachers

Most recommended skill

Mathematics Degree(earn +174.49% more)

The jobs requiring this skill have increase by 15.38% since 2018. Teachers with this skill earn +174.49% more than the average base salary, which is $17.29 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
201276increase by 76
2013386increase by 407.89%
2014462increase by 19.69%
2015496increase by 7.36%
2016476decrease by 4.03%
2017352decrease by 26.05%
2018312decrease by 11.36%
2019360increase by 15.38%

Top companies hiring Teachers with the recommended skill

Syracuse University
Michigan State University
Troy University
E.L. Haynes Public Charter School
Highflyer HR Payroll
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Top fields of study
Mathematics Degree
+174.49%salary
Top licenses
Special Education Certification
+35.64%salary
Top certifications
ESOL Certification
+34.02%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
10 jobs11
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Most common benefits for Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Childcare
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Loan forgiveness
  • Loan repayment program
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid jury duty
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 32,085 ratings

39% of 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?

Elementary School Teacher

24,065 job openings

Average $16.79 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Teacher

What other professions are the pay ranges similar to teachers?

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How can I know if I am being paid fairly as a teacher?

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Are teachers paid hourly or monthly?

Most teachers in elementary, middle schools, high schools are paid a monthly salary. They can earn an hourly salary through tutoring.

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What grade / level do teachers get paid the most?

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