High School Teacher Salary in the United States

How much does a High School Teacher make in the United States? The average High School Teacher salary in the United States is $60,601 as of July 30, 2019, but the range typically falls between $48,001 and $71,101. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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The High School Teacher evaluates and monitors student's performance. Prepares lesson plans and instructs adolescents. Being a High School Teacher some states require that teachers be certified. Requires a bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of experience in the field or in a related area. In addition, High School Teacher is familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within a particular field. Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under general supervision; typically reports to the principal. A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. Note: Median base salary figures represent teachers with 15 years of experience. Moreover, standard geographic adjustments utilized may not fully reflect regional differences in pay. See methodology for more detail on geographic adjustments. (Copyright 2019 Salary.com)

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