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

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,180
25th Percentile Wage
$46,110
50th Percentile Wage
$58,030
75th Percentile Wage
$74,160
90th Percentile Wage
$92,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education is $92,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $58,030. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,180. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 143% 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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201658,0301.43%5.14%
201557,2001.56%-
201456,3101.69%-
201355,3600.56%-
201255,050--

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

The average salaries of secondary 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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $58,060. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $47,610).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$58,060
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,180
Health Care and Social Assistance
$47,610

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

From the above tables we note that not only secondary 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 secondary 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 $35,520 to $79,400. The highest paying state for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education is Alaska with a median annual salary of $79,400. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $35,520. For more salary information of secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$79,400
New York
$77,750
Connecticut
$75,940
California
$75,060
New Jersey
$72,900
Massachusetts
$72,640
Rhode Island
$67,120
Illinois
$66,470
Washington
$64,850
Maryland
$63,770
Oregon
$63,730
Virginia
$62,940
Pennsylvania
$62,670
District of Columbia
$61,160
Michigan
$60,790
Minnesota
$60,750
Ohio
$58,700
Wyoming
$58,480
Delaware
$58,260
Hawaii
$57,900
New Hampshire
$57,550
Utah
$56,070
Vermont
$56,070
Wisconsin
$55,800
Georgia
$55,640
Nevada
$55,450
Texas
$55,030
Iowa
$54,290
Nebraska
$54,240
Kentucky
$53,860
Maine
$52,930
New Mexico
$52,150
Colorado
$50,790
South Carolina
$50,470
Indiana
$50,360
Montana
$49,930
Alabama
$49,870
Tennessee
$49,770
Florida
$49,550
Arkansas
$48,870
Louisiana
$48,560
North Dakota
$47,910
Kansas
$47,900
Arizona
$46,070
Idaho
$45,500
Missouri
$44,710
West Virginia
$44,480
North Carolina
$44,010
Mississippi
$42,860
South Dakota
$42,270
Oklahoma
$40,780
Puerto Rico
$35,520


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