Head Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$45,000
$32,000
$45,000
$64,000
The average Head Teacher makes about $45,388 per year. That's $21.82 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $32,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $64,000. Many of Head Teachers seem to be drawn to Professional and Health Care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Head Teachers tend to work at Education, Health Care, and Retail companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Massachusetts, New York and California pay Head Teachers the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$56,412
0 selections

Map of Head Teacher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Head Teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Head Teacher Salary By Location

While a Head Teacher can average a salary of $45,388 per year, or $21.82 per hour, there are many opportunities for Head Teachers to make more. For example, in San Mateo, CA you might make $64,508 per year. Other high-paying locations include New York, NY, Boston, MA and Washington, DC. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to San Mateo, CA where the average starting salary is $27,000. The highest paying states for Head Teachers include Massachusetts, New York and California. Meanwhile, South Dakota, Missouri, and North Carolina offer the lowest salaries.

Average Head Teacher Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Head Teacher, working for Trinity Health or Acacia Communications might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Stanford University and Kennedy Child Study Centr report highly competitive salaries for Head Teachers.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

See what's out there.

Average Head Teacher Pay By Industry

Head Teacher salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with Education, Health Care, and Retail companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a Head Teacher can make a yearly salary of $51,954 while working for Education companies. All the while, other Head Teachers are making $50,065 at Health Care companies and $47,916 at Retail companies. One industry Head Teachers may want to avoid is the Professional industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $41,831.
Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$51,954
$52k
Health Care
Health Care
$50,065
$50k
Retail
Retail
$47,916
$48k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$46,481
$46k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$45,013
$45k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$43,314
$43k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$42,289
$42k
Professional
Professional
$41,831
$42k

Head Teacher Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Recently Added Head Teacher Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
University of Southern California
University of Southern California
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
03/12/2020
03/12/2020
$42,825
$42,825
03/12/2020
Keystone Montessori School
Keystone Montessori School
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$41,740
$41,740
12/31/2019
Tvcca
Tvcca
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
12/24/2019
12/24/2019
$33,392
$33,392
12/24/2019
E Center
E Center
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
12/22/2019
12/22/2019
$38,693
$38,693
12/22/2019
Tvcca
Tvcca
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
11/25/2019
11/25/2019
$33,392
$33,392
11/25/2019
E Center
E Center
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
11/16/2019
11/16/2019
$38,693
$38,693
11/16/2019
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
10/31/2019
10/31/2019
$27,131
$27,131
10/31/2019
E Center
E Center
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
10/30/2019
10/30/2019
$38,693
$38,693
10/30/2019
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
09/30/2019
09/30/2019
$35,308
$35,308
09/30/2019
Head Teacher
Head Teacher
09/30/2019
09/30/2019
$30,867
$30,867
09/30/2019