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 about the same as related careers in Texas. On average, they make less than physical education teachers but more than clergies.

Career Median Salary
Physical education teacher salary $63K
Professor salary $63K
Librarian salary $60K
School counselor salary $61K
Special education teacher salary $58K
High school teacher salary $58K
Elementary school teacher salary $56K
Kindergarten teacher salary $56K
Health educator salary $52K
Clergy salary $50K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)