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How Much Does a Head Teacher Earn In The United States?

Head Teacher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
$34,000
$47,000
$65,000
The average head teacher makes about $47,807 per year. That's $22.98 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $34,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $65,000. Many of head teachers seem to be drawn to non profits and health care companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case head teachers tend to work at education, manufacturing, and technology 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 Alaska, Massachusetts and New York pay head teachers the highest salaries.
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Where Head Teachers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Head Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

While a head teacher can average a salary of $47,807 per year, or $22.98 per hour, there are many opportunities for head teachers to make more. For example, in Boston, MA you might make $55,822 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Mateo, CA, New York, NY and New London, CT. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Boston, MA where the average starting salary is $37,000. The highest paying states for head teachers include Alaska, Massachusetts and New York. Meanwhile, Hawaii, Oklahoma, and Louisiana offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Boston, MA
$55,822
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k
2. San Mateo, CA
$53,030
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k
3. New York, NY
$52,820
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k
4. New London, CT
$49,574
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k
5. Everett, WA
$48,953
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k
6. Beaverton, OR
$48,485
Avg. Salary
$26k
$68k

High Paying Head Teacher Jobs

Which Companies Pay Head Teachers The Most?

To earn a high income as a head teacher, working for Wyoming Valley Montessori School or The Churchill School and Center might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Christopher House and Stanford University report highly competitive wages for head teachers.
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    How Much Do Head Teachers Make In Different Industries?

    Head teacher salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with education, manufacturing, and technology companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a head teacher can make a yearly salary of $50,509 while working for education companies. All the while, other head teachers are making $47,108 at manufacturing companies and $46,221 at technology companies. One industry head teachers may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $39,591.
    1. Education
    $50,509
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k
    2. Manufacturing
    $47,108
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k
    3. Technology
    $46,221
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k
    4. Professional
    $45,706
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k
    5. Hospitality
    $44,730
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k
    6. Health Care
    $41,979
    Avg. Salary
    $33k
    $58k

    Recently Added Head Teacher Salaries

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    New York, NY
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    $62,610
    $62,610
    03/27/2021
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    Salt Lake City, UT
    Salt Lake City, UT
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $30,408
    $30,408
    03/25/2021
    University of Southern California
    University of Southern California
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    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    01/17/2021
    01/17/2021
    $42,825
    $42,825
    01/17/2021
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    Merced, CA
    Merced, CA
    12/29/2020
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    $35,229
    $35,229
    12/29/2020
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    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ Mariposa
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    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ Mariposa
    Chico, CA
    Chico, CA
    12/19/2020
    12/19/2020
    $38,693
    $38,693
    12/19/2020
    E Center
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    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    Chico, CA
    Chico, CA
    11/14/2020
    11/14/2020
    $38,693
    $38,693
    11/14/2020
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    *Head Teacher @ Western
    *Head Teacher @ Western
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    Yuba City, CA
    Yuba City, CA
    10/31/2020
    10/31/2020
    $43,744
    $43,744
    10/31/2020
    Amego Incorporated
    Amego Incorporated
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    Franklin Town, MA
    Franklin Town, MA
    09/21/2020
    09/21/2020
    $45,000
    $45,000
    09/21/2020
    University of Southern California
    University of Southern California
    Head Teacher
    Head Teacher
    Head Teacher
    Los Angeles, CA
    Los Angeles, CA
    09/18/2020
    09/18/2020
    $42,825
    $42,825
    09/18/2020
    E Center
    E Center
    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    *Head Teacher Aa/Ba @ ELM
    Chico, CA
    Chico, CA
    07/18/2020
    07/18/2020
    $38,693
    $38,693
    07/18/2020