School Teachers' Salaries Breakdown by Academic Level
School teachers' salaries have never rivaled those of bankers, financial experts, lawyers, or doctors, but the many people who hold school jobs will find that the life of a teacher is exciting and fulfilling. School teacher salaries are not all that bad, and you may find that holding school jobs will be better paid than other types of work, such as construction, graphic design, or freelance work.

In order to help you understand how much jobs as a school teacher may pay, here is a list of the school teachers' salaries according to the academic level. This breakdown is an overall average of the entire United States, meaning that the salary will differ from state to state. School teacher salaries will not be too different in each state, and you may find that the information below helps you to realize that school jobs are paid about the average wage.


School Teachers Salaries Breakdown by Academic Level

High School Teachers earn $43,450 per year

Elementary School teachers earn $40,049 per year

Middle School Teachers earn $41,887 per year

Special Education Teachers at Secondary School Level earn $43,866 per year

Secondary School Teachers earn $41,763 per year

Special Education Teachers at Middle School Level earn $41,728 per year


The above salaries are all an average of the entire country, and it is important to remember that some school teachers will be able to earn higher salaries than others depending on their location and academic level. In order to receive a higher salary, many teachers are finding that obtaining special certifications and extra degrees are enabling them to claim more professional expertise and thus higher pay. Looking into becoming a teacher can be the best way to start on a career path that will be filled with challenges, changes, and of course, amazing rewards in the changes that you will make in the lives of children and teenagers.


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