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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,080
25th Percentile Wage
$46,990
50th Percentile Wage
$59,170
75th Percentile Wage
$75,970
90th Percentile Wage
$95,380

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 $95,380. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,080. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% 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 secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$59,170
1.93% 6.96%
2016
$58,030
1.43% -
2015
$57,200
1.56% -
2014
$56,310
1.69% -
2013
$55,360
0.56% -
2012
$55,050
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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 7 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 federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $69,910. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $33,980).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$69,910
Educational Services
$59,190
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$54,930
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,290
Health Care and Social Assistance
$46,260
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$43,380
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$33,980

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 $34,860 to $82,120. The highest paying state for secondary school teachers, except special and career/technical education is Alaska with a median annual salary of $82,120. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $34,860. 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
$82,120
New York
$79,740
Connecticut
$79,050
California
$77,980
Massachusetts
$74,550
New Jersey
$74,510
Rhode Island
$69,280
Oregon
$68,890
Maryland
$67,830
Washington
$66,690
Pennsylvania
$64,490
Virginia
$64,230
Illinois
$63,680
Delaware
$63,050
Michigan
$62,660
Minnesota
$62,260
District of Columbia
$61,850
Vermont
$61,280
Ohio
$59,990
New Hampshire
$59,850
Wyoming
$59,510
Hawaii
$58,880
Texas
$57,340
Nevada
$56,980
Wisconsin
$56,090
Georgia
$56,040
Nebraska
$55,370
Kentucky
$54,940
Utah
$54,210
Iowa
$54,170
New Mexico
$53,780
Maine
$53,310
South Carolina
$52,580
Colorado
$51,430
Indiana
$50,850
Montana
$50,740
Alabama
$50,140
Arkansas
$50,090
Tennessee
$50,070
North Dakota
$49,560
Florida
$49,520
Louisiana
$49,320
Kansas
$48,750
Idaho
$47,900
Guam
$47,600
Missouri
$47,190
Arizona
$46,470
West Virginia
$45,680
Mississippi
$45,550
North Carolina
$45,480
Virgin Islands
$43,850
South Dakota
$41,470
Oklahoma
$40,090
Puerto Rico
$34,860



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