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Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary Information

The salary statistics of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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. Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,810
25th Percentile Wage
$45,370
50th Percentile Wage
$56,720
75th Percentile Wage
$71,850
90th Percentile Wage
$89,120

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education is $89,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,810. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 135% 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,7201.52%5.80%
201555,8601.65%-
201454,9401.82%-
201353,9400.95%-
201253,430--

Table 2. Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $56,730. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $48,800).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$56,730
Federal, State, and Local Government
$54,660
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$49,470
Health Care and Social Assistance
$48,800

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education by States

From the above tables we note that not only middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $19,090 to $77,380. The highest paying state for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $77,380. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,090. For more salary information of middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$77,380
New York
$75,660
Alaska
$74,000
Massachusetts
$71,790
District of Columbia
$69,710
California
$69,610
Rhode Island
$68,530
New Jersey
$66,790
Illinois
$66,020
Michigan
$64,380
Oregon
$64,110
Washington
$64,050
Maryland
$62,400
Virginia
$60,820
Pennsylvania
$60,070
Wyoming
$58,880
Minnesota
$58,870
Ohio
$58,650
Delaware
$57,990
Hawaii
$57,890
Wisconsin
$57,400
New Hampshire
$57,350
Vermont
$57,130
Iowa
$56,680
Nevada
$55,920
Georgia
$55,790
Nebraska
$55,450
Montana
$55,210
Utah
$54,840
Texas
$54,510
North Dakota
$54,250
New Mexico
$52,960
Kentucky
$52,460
Maine
$52,080
Indiana
$49,650
Alabama
$49,110
Colorado
$49,050
South Carolina
$48,850
Idaho
$48,790
Missouri
$48,640
Kansas
$48,470
Tennessee
$47,940
Louisiana
$47,820
Arkansas
$47,510
Florida
$47,150
Guam
$45,270
West Virginia
$44,450
North Carolina
$43,020
Arizona
$42,250
Mississippi
$42,050
South Dakota
$42,000
Oklahoma
$40,290
Virgin Islands
$29,690
Puerto Rico
$19,090


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