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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,180
25th Percentile Wage
$47,390
50th Percentile Wage
$58,660
75th Percentile Wage
$73,190
90th Percentile Wage
$88,460

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 $88,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,180. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 120% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of career/technical education teachers, secondary school from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$58,660
2.28% 5.97%
2016
$57,320
2.08% -
2015
$56,130
1.66% -
2014
$55,200
0.14% -
2013
$55,120
-0.07% -
2012
$55,160
- -

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

The average salaries of career/technical education teachers, secondary school in 4 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 $65,050. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $41,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$65,050
Educational Services
$58,670
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,970
Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,930

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 $36,610 to $83,410. The highest paying state for career/technical education teachers, secondary school is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $83,410. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,610. 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
$83,410
Massachusetts
$79,220
Alaska
$78,650
California
$74,130
Maryland
$71,300
Rhode Island
$70,950
New York
$70,230
District of Columbia
$67,600
Washington
$67,230
New Jersey
$66,220
Michigan
$65,860
Vermont
$64,490
Virginia
$62,970
Ohio
$62,750
Georgia
$62,400
Pennsylvania
$62,370
Minnesota
$62,310
Nebraska
$60,400
Illinois
$59,760
New Hampshire
$58,640
Texas
$58,610
Wyoming
$58,610
Nevada
$58,570
Wisconsin
$57,200
Utah
$56,240
Colorado
$55,780
Kentucky
$55,470
Iowa
$54,450
Louisiana
$53,580
New Mexico
$53,320
Arkansas
$52,840
South Carolina
$51,970
North Dakota
$51,710
Indiana
$50,980
Kansas
$50,500
Florida
$50,170
Alabama
$50,060
Tennessee
$50,060
North Carolina
$49,790
Missouri
$48,770
Montana
$48,130
Arizona
$47,550
Oregon
$46,820
Virgin Islands
$46,620
West Virginia
$46,070
Mississippi
$46,060
Idaho
$45,560
Oklahoma
$45,050
South Dakota
$43,410
Maine
$38,260
Puerto Rico
$36,610



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