Teacher salary in United States
How much does a Teacher make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a teacher is $18.49 per hour in the United States. 33.5k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Teachers in United States
Highest paying cities for Teachers near United States
Where can a Teacher earn more?Compare salaries for Teachers in different locations
Best-paid skills and qualifications for Teachers
Special Education Certification(earn +35.64% more)
The jobs requiring this license have increase by 15.38% since 2018. Teachers with this license earn +35.64% more than the average base salary, which is $18.49 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||76||increase by 76|
|2013||386||increase by 407.89%|
|2014||462||increase by 19.69%|
|2015||496||increase by 7.36%|
|2016||476||decrease by 4.03%|
|2017||352||decrease by 26.05%|
|2018||312||decrease by 11.36%|
|2019||360||increase by 15.38%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Teachers
- 401(k) matching
- AD&D insurance
- 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
Salary satisfactionBased 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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Common questions about salaries for a Teacher
What other professions are the pay ranges similar to teachers?
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.