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Teacher salary in United States

How much does a Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $17.29
Low $9.05
High $33.03
Non-cash benefit
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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
    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
Top licenses
Special Education Certification
Top certifications
ESOL Certification

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
10 jobs11
73 jobs150
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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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