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  • $40,539
  • 3.1
  • Bachelor's degree
  • English Literature
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How much does a Teacher make in the United States?

Average Teacher Yearly Salary in the United States

Teachers earn an average yearly salary of $40,539. Salaries typically start from $20,947 and go up to $61,443.

Average Teacher Hourly Wage in the United States

Teachers earn an average hourly wage of $19.49. Hourly wages typically start from $10.07 and go up to $29.54.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

74%
Full-Time
26%
Part-Time

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Teacher demographics

Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
14581
RATINGS
Teachers average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Teachers in the 18th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Teacher satisfaction

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Teacher Earnings by Seniority

Top End Teacher Earnings

The highest earning Teachers in the United States earn:

$29.54
an hour
$61,443.1
per year
Senior Teacher Earnings

Senior Teachers in the United States earn:

$24.17
an hour
$50,270.3
per year
Experienced Teacher Earnings

Experienced Teachers in the United States earn:

$18.84
an hour
$39,181.0
per year
Junior Teacher Earnings

Junior Teachers in the United States earn:

$13.08
an hour
$27,213.2
per year
Starting Teacher Earnings

Starting Teachers in the United States earn:

$10.07
an hour
$20,946.8
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Teacher Salary Comparison

Teachers earn more than 46% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Career Counselor Salary $47k
School Counselor Salary $46k
Health Educator Salary $45k
Special Education Teacher Salary $43k
Kindergarten Teacher Salary $42k
Teacher Salary $40k
Elementary School Teacher Salary $39k
Childcare Program Administrator Salary $39k
Librarian Salary $38k
Art Teacher Salary $37k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Teacher salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Teacher Salary in Connecticut $23.37 $48,606.9 # 1
Teacher Salary in New York $23.21 $48,272.6 # 2
Teacher Salary in New Jersey $22.41 $46,605.8 # 3
Teacher Salary in Hawaii $22.22 $46,210.2 # 4
Teacher Salary in Kentucky $21.52 $44,764.6 # 5
Teacher Salary in California $21.38 $44,468.4 # 6
Teacher Salary in District of Columbia $20.68 $43,022.1 # 7
Teacher Salary in Massachusetts $20.43 $42,489.4 # 8
Teacher Salary in Louisiana $20.29 $42,204.4 # 9
Teacher Salary in Texas $20.10 $41,807.1 # 10
Teacher Salary in New Hampshire $20.00 $41,598.9 # 11
Teacher Salary in Oregon $19.70 $40,973.4 # 12
Teacher Salary in United States $19.49 $40,539.5 # 13
Teacher Salary in Minnesota $19.11 $39,742.8 # 14
Teacher Salary in Kansas $18.99 $39,507.3 # 15
Teacher Salary in Illinois $18.99 $39,493.4 # 16
Teacher Salary in Maryland $18.93 $39,379.7 # 17
Teacher Salary in Washington $18.88 $39,265.7 # 18
Teacher Salary in Nevada $18.71 $38,918.1 # 19
Teacher Salary in Michigan $18.63 $38,760.3 # 20
Teacher Salary in Pennsylvania $18.57 $38,620.4 # 21
Teacher Salary in Indiana $18.44 $38,355.1 # 22
Teacher Salary in Virginia $18.41 $38,289.6 # 23
Teacher Salary in South Carolina $18.37 $38,217.8 # 24
Teacher Salary in Arizona $18.31 $38,078.8 # 25
Teacher Salary in Maine $18.20 $37,851.0 # 26
Teacher Salary in Colorado $18.07 $37,594.3 # 27
Teacher Salary in Alabama $18.05 $37,537.3 # 28
Teacher Salary in Georgia $17.94 $37,320.8 # 29
Teacher Salary in Ohio $17.63 $36,665 # 30
Teacher Salary in Arkansas $17.59 $36,590.9 # 31
Teacher Salary in Florida $17.58 $36,564.1 # 32
Teacher Salary in Iowa $17.53 $36,465.3 # 33
Teacher Salary in North Carolina $17.34 $36,058.5 # 34
Teacher Salary in Tennessee $17.00 $35,357.5 # 35
Teacher Salary in Missouri $16.89 $35,135.9 # 36
Teacher Salary in Nebraska $16.82 $34,980.8 # 37
Teacher Salary in Wisconsin $16.51 $34,349.9 # 38
Teacher Salary in Oklahoma $16.26 $33,817.1 # 39
Teacher Salary in Mississippi $16.10 $33,488.5 # 40
Teacher Salary in Utah $15.77 $32,798.6 # 41
Teacher Salary in New Mexico $15.72 $32,693.8 # 42

Career Attributes

  • $40,539
  • 3.1
  • Bachelor's degree
  • English Literature
More Attributes