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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Middle School Teacher, Except Special and Career/Technical Education Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,540
25th Percentile Wage
$46,090
50th Percentile Wage
$57,720
75th Percentile Wage
$73,470
90th Percentile Wage
$91,670

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 $91,670. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,540. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 137% 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 middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,720
1.73% 7.43%
2016
$56,720
1.52% -
2015
$55,860
1.65% -
2014
$54,940
1.82% -
2013
$53,940
0.95% -
2012
$53,430
- -

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 $57,740. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $50,700).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$57,740
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,430
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$56,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$50,700

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 $19,580 to $79,110. The highest paying state for middle school teachers, except special and career/technical education is New York with a median annual salary of $79,110. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $19,580. 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
New York
$79,110
Connecticut
$78,960
Alaska
$76,450
Massachusetts
$74,070
California
$73,600
District of Columbia
$73,340
Oregon
$72,990
Rhode Island
$68,340
New Jersey
$67,780
Washington
$65,110
Michigan
$64,800
Maryland
$62,840
Virginia
$62,610
Pennsylvania
$62,490
Delaware
$61,430
Illinois
$61,400
Minnesota
$61,040
Ohio
$59,810
Hawaii
$59,610
Wyoming
$59,530
New Hampshire
$58,410
Nebraska
$58,310
Wisconsin
$57,640
Vermont
$57,460
Nevada
$57,350
Texas
$56,210
Georgia
$55,650
North Dakota
$55,480
Iowa
$55,450
Utah
$55,370
Montana
$53,510
Kentucky
$53,410
Maine
$53,340
New Mexico
$52,660
South Carolina
$51,630
Idaho
$50,280
Colorado
$49,840
Indiana
$49,680
Alabama
$49,660
Kansas
$48,900
Missouri
$48,850
Tennessee
$48,570
Louisiana
$48,530
Florida
$48,220
Arkansas
$48,180
Guam
$47,360
West Virginia
$45,140
North Carolina
$45,000
Mississippi
$44,700
Arizona
$42,800
South Dakota
$41,900
Oklahoma
$40,080
Virgin Islands
$31,720
Puerto Rico
$19,580



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