High school teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

High school teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $75,780
Alabama $47,394
Arkansas $50,760
Arizona $44,225
California $82,670
Colorado $51,780
Connecticut $76,770
District of Columbia $62,500
Delaware $64,940
Florida $52,120
Georgia $57,430
Guam $49,350
Hawaii $60,810
Iowa $54,446
Idaho $51,170
Illinois $63,986
Indiana $47,703
Kansas $49,614
Kentucky $50,307
Louisiana $50,280
Massachusetts $77,830
Maryland $71,170
Maine $54,520
Michigan $62,040
Minnesota $61,570
Missouri $48,170
Mississippi $46,130
Montana $49,030
North Carolina $46,760
North Dakota $53,000
Nebraska $56,750
New Hampshire $60,850
New Jersey $74,700
New Mexico $53,710
Nevada $57,730
New York $81,290
Ohio $61,740
Oklahoma $41,280
Oregon $71,910
Pennsylvania $53,809
Puerto Rico $31,870
Rhode Island $73,460
South Carolina $53,320
South Dakota $42,770
Tennessee $52,020
Texas $57,800
Utah $57,400
Virginia $63,990
Virgin Islands $43,630
Vermont $63,890
Washington $68,740
Wisconsin $56,700
West Virginia $46,270
Wyoming $60,140

How do high school teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

High school teachers earn 9% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than school psychologists but more than health educators.

Career Median Salary
School psychologist salary $78K
Nurse educator salary $75K
Professor salary $65K
Physical education teacher salary $63K
Music teacher salary $59K
High school teacher salary $59K
Kindergarten teacher salary $57K
School counselor salary $55K
Elementary school teacher salary $55K
Health educator salary $53K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)