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Career/Technical Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary Information

The salary statistics of career/technical education teachers, secondary school are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of career/technical education teachers, secondary school within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The career/technical education teachers, secondary school annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Career/Technical Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,330
25th Percentile Wage
$46,040
50th Percentile Wage
$57,320
75th Percentile Wage
$71,670
90th Percentile Wage
$86,570

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for career/technical education teachers, secondary school. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) career/technical education teachers, secondary school is $86,570. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,330. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 125% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of career/technical education teachers, secondary school from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201657,3202.08%3.77%
201556,1301.66%-
201455,2000.14%-
201355,120-0.07%-
201255,160--

Table 2. Career/Technical Education Teacher, Secondary School Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of career/technical education teachers, secondary school in 3 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for career/technical education teachers, secondary school occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $61,870. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $42,670).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$61,870
Educational Services
$57,250
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,670

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School by States

From the above tables we note that not only career/technical education teachers, secondary school salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of career/technical education teachers, secondary school in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,120 to $82,830. The highest paying state for career/technical education teachers, secondary school is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $82,830. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,120. For more salary information of career/technical education teachers, secondary school profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$82,830
Massachusetts
$78,840
Alaska
$76,930
California
$71,300
Rhode Island
$70,330
Maryland
$69,210
New York
$68,960
New Jersey
$68,310
District of Columbia
$67,600
Michigan
$66,240
Washington
$65,540
Illinois
$65,470
Virginia
$62,370
Minnesota
$60,660
Pennsylvania
$60,430
Vermont
$60,220
Ohio
$59,880
Nevada
$58,450
Wyoming
$58,190
Georgia
$57,630
Wisconsin
$57,240
New Hampshire
$56,480
Nebraska
$56,420
Texas
$56,360
Kentucky
$56,320
New Mexico
$55,780
Colorado
$53,850
South Carolina
$53,280
Louisiana
$53,270
Iowa
$52,770
Alabama
$52,500
Indiana
$52,150
Arkansas
$52,010
Oregon
$51,960
Utah
$51,070
North Dakota
$49,870
Kansas
$49,820
Montana
$49,720
Florida
$48,830
Tennessee
$48,410
North Carolina
$47,610
West Virginia
$47,110
Arizona
$46,910
Virgin Islands
$46,620
Oklahoma
$46,460
Mississippi
$45,050
South Dakota
$44,090
Missouri
$43,390
Idaho
$42,850
Maine
$38,290
Puerto Rico
$36,120


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