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
New York $97,340
California $96,390
Washington $80,740
Massachusetts $79,120
Connecticut $78,100
New Jersey $78,070
District of Columbia $77,570
Alaska $77,540
Maryland $77,360
Rhode Island $76,880
Pennsylvania $76,290
Oregon $76,090
Ohio $75,330
Virginia $73,110
Delaware $72,600
Nevada $63,730
Hawaii $62,060
New Hampshire $61,820
Illinois $61,680
Georgia $61,640
Minnesota $61,220
Vermont $61,130
Texas $61,060
Michigan $60,980
Florida $60,940
Nebraska $60,900
Wisconsin $60,900
Wyoming $60,900
Utah $60,810
Colorado $60,670
New Mexico $60,150
Kentucky $60,040
Maine $59,970
Iowa $59,820
South Carolina $58,510
Alabama $58,310
Kansas $50,150
Tennessee $50,130
West Virginia $49,850
North Dakota $49,730
Oklahoma $49,730
Louisiana $49,710
Idaho $49,550
Arizona $49,280
Indiana $48,940
North Carolina $48,670
Arkansas $48,650
Montana $48,650
Guam $48,490
Virgin Islands, U.S. $48,490
South Dakota $48,100
Mississippi $47,350
Missouri $47,310
Puerto Rico $29,740

How do high school teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

High school teachers earn 6% less than similar careers in West Virginia. On average, they make less than principals but more than elementary school teachers.

Career Median Salary
Principal salary $77K
Nurse educator salary $61K
Physical education teacher salary $61K
High school teacher salary $50K
Kindergarten teacher salary $48K
Music teacher salary $39K
School counselor salary $49K
Elementary school teacher salary $48K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)