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Secondary School Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of secondary school teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare secondary school teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Secondary School Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,180
25th Percentile Wage
$29,740
50th Percentile Wage
$44,750
75th Percentile Wage
$68,070
90th Percentile Wage
$94,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) secondary school teachers is $94,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $44,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid secondary school teachers is $23,180.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of secondary school teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
201444,750-11.55%-5.23%
201349,9205.67%-
201247,090--

Compare Secondary School Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of secondary school teachers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for secondary school teacher occupations is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $61,290. The lowest paying industry is the federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry (annual salary $44,750). For detailed secondary school teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$61,290
State government, including schools and hospitals
$59,230
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$58,620
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$58,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$45,130
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$44,750

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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