Average Middle School Teacher Salary
$47,000 yearly
$22.72 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$36,000
10 %
$47,000
Median
$61,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$61,000
$5,083
$29
75th Percentile
$54,000
$4,500
$26
Average
$47,261
$3,938
$23
25th Percentile
$41,000
$3,417
$20
10th Percentile
$36,000
$3,000
$17

Average Middle School Teacher Salary By State

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Middle School Teacher average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$47,435
$22.81
Alaska
$53,509
$25.73
Arizona
$35,367
$17.00
Arkansas
$38,344
$18.43
California
$62,548
$30.07
Colorado
$37,101
$17.84
Connecticut
$61,604
$29.62
Delaware
$55,364
$26.62
District of Columbia
$63,235
$30.40
Florida
$40,889
$19.66
Georgia
$44,282
$21.29
Hawaii
$50,725
$24.39
Idaho
$40,222
$19.34
Illinois
$41,997
$20.19
Indiana
$40,733
$19.58
Iowa
$40,155
$19.31
Kansas
$39,148
$18.82
Kentucky
$44,580
$21.43
Louisiana
$40,347
$19.40
Maine
$59,391
$28.55
Maryland
$52,423
$25.20
Massachusetts
$70,677
$33.98
Michigan
$42,266
$20.32
Minnesota
$45,777
$22.01
Mississippi
$37,522
$18.04
Missouri
$36,998
$17.79
Montana
$44,222
$21.26
Nebraska
$35,858
$17.24
Nevada
$52,286
$25.14
New Hampshire
$72,309
$34.76
New Jersey
$60,358
$29.02
New Mexico
$36,958
$17.77
New York
$66,541
$31.99
North Carolina
$36,655
$17.62
North Dakota
$48,290
$23.22
Ohio
$47,103
$22.65
Oklahoma
$40,146
$19.30
Oregon
$71,004
$34.14
Pennsylvania
$56,557
$27.19
Rhode Island
$74,139
$35.64
South Carolina
$42,889
$20.62
South Dakota
$42,029
$20.21
Tennessee
$40,524
$19.48
Texas
$45,423
$21.84
Utah
$44,467
$21.38
Vermont
$64,729
$31.12
Virginia
$45,113
$21.69
Washington
$60,980
$29.32
West Virginia
$45,270
$21.76
Wisconsin
$47,062
$22.63
Wyoming
$36,937
$17.76

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Highest Paying Cities For Middle School Teacher

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Portland, OR
$70,933
$34.10
Santa Rosa, CA
$67,919
$32.65
New York, NY
$66,720
$32.08
Washington, DC
$63,292
$30.43
Seattle, WA
$61,655
$29.64
Baltimore, MD
$52,905
$25.44

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What Is The Average Middle School Teacher Salary?

The average middle school teacher salary is $47,261 per year, or $22.72 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $36,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $61,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Oregon, Massachusetts, and New York provide the highest middle school teacher salaries.

Average Middle School Teacher Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $47,300
    $22.72
    +1.5%
    2020
    $46,600
    $22.38
    +1.7%
    2019
    $45,700
    $21.99
    +1.5%
    2018
    $45,100
    $21.66
    +1.6%
    2017
    $44,300
    $21.30
    +1.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Teacher/Tutor

    Avg. salary: $49,334

    A teacher/tutor is primarily in charge of facilitating discussions and other learning activities for students. Their duties typically revolve around developing lesson plans and teaching materials, assessing the progress of students through quizzes and examinations, assisting students in areas they find difficult, and helping them develop their interpersonal and intrapersonal skills. Furthermore, as a teacher/tutor, it is essential to monitor the progress and behavior of students, all while maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment for them.
    66,606 Teacher/Tutor Jobs
    Reading Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,217

    Reactor Engineers are responsible for designing and developing nuclear reactor programs. Their duties include presenting design reviews, overseeing operations of the reactor core, conducting nuclear material tracking and new fuel receipt, facilitating control room, and producing document safety analysis. They are responsible for setting technical specifications, participate in the peer review process, implement programmatic strategies, and undertake emergency response and mitigation initiatives. Reactor Engineers also help in facilitating projects between external and internal engineering companies.
    49,308 Reading Teacher Jobs
    Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,617

    Being a teacher is one of the most passionate professions, among others. Teachers educate, motivate, and guide every generation of learners to prepare them for the real world. Every teacher is unique and has their own teaching styles and methods depending on the subject they teach and the age of their students. Oftentimes they also function as a parent, counselor, coach, friend, and even a lawmaker. There is essentially no limit to the roles a teacher portrays.
    52,414 Teacher Jobs
    Pre-K Teacher

    Avg. salary: $40,517

    Pre-K teachers play an essential role in the lives of young children ages three to five years old by developing and nurturing their interest in subjects appropriate for their age. They promote a creative learning environment and encourage social interactions among students while providing the fundamental educational foundation that will prepare them for a successful start to kindergarten. They are responsible for overseeing children during their mealtimes, reinforcing personal hygiene, and developing children's social skills. Pre-K teachers also plan curriculum and work with other school staff members.
    46,358 Pre-K Teacher Jobs
    Guest Teacher

    Avg. salary: $30,795

    A Guest Teacher is a part-time educator who facilitates discussions and activities among students, focusing on a particular subject. Like full-time teachers, their responsibilities include preparing lesson and coursework plans, organizing individual or group activities, grading the students' performances, and assisting them as necessary. They must also coordinate with teachers, working together in developing effective teaching strategies. Moreover, a guest teacher monitors' the students progress regularly, all while maintaining a healthy and safe learning environment for everyone.
    84,747 Guest Teacher Jobs
    Resource Teacher

    Avg. salary: $49,436

    A Resource Teacher is responsible for providing curriculum support systems for students, teachers, and administrators. Another role of a Resource Teacher is to assist the class teacher and provide additional support for children with moderate learning difficulties.
    51,541 Resource Teacher Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
    Teacher/Tutor
    $49,335
    $4,111
    $23.72
    Reading Teacher
    $46,218
    $3,851
    $22.22
    Teacher
    $46,618
    $3,885
    $22.41
    Pre-K Teacher
    $40,517
    $3,376
    $19.48
    Guest Teacher
    $30,796
    $2,566
    $14.81
    Resource Teacher
    $49,436
    $4,120
    $23.77

    Which Companies Pay Middle School Teachers The Most?

    To earn a high income as a middle school teacher, working for Edina Public Schools or Leigh High School might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Polytechnic School and Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart report highly competitive wages for middle school teachers.
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    Recently Added Middle School Teacher Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Albany Charter School Network
    Middle School Support and Substitute Teacher
    Middle School Support and Substitute Teacher
    San Francisco, CA
    08/29/2021
    $50,000
    08/29/2021
    Salem-Keizer School District
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    Teacher, Middle School-Whiteaker
    Salem, OR
    08/27/2021
    $43,501
    08/27/2021
    Strive Prep
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    Denver, CO
    08/25/2021
    $41,000
    08/25/2021
    Rialto Unified School District
    Independent Study Teacher-Elementary and Middle School (#16)
    Independent Study Teacher-Elementary and Middle School (#16)
    Rialto, CA
    08/20/2021
    $57,060
    08/20/2021
    Cupertino Union Elementary
    SDC Teacher, Moderate/Severe Miller Middle School
    SDC Teacher, Moderate/Severe Miller Middle School
    Sunnyvale, CA
    08/18/2021
    $61,648
    08/18/2021
    Equitas Academy Charter School
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    Los Angeles, CA
    08/12/2021
    $55,000
    08/12/2021
    Dcsdk12
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    08/11/2021
    $39,000
    08/11/2021
    Varsity Tutors
    Middle School Tutor
    Middle School Tutor
    Middletown, DE
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
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    Middle School Tutor
    Middle School Tutor
    Hartford, CT
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021
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    Middle School Tutor
    Middle School Tutor
    Kalamazoo, MI
    08/05/2021
    $31,305
    08/05/2021

    Average Middle School Teacher Salary by Demographic

    Middle School Teacher Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $55,674
    female-income
    Female Income
    $53,244
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$55,674
    Female$53,244
    Median Middle School Teacher Income by Race
    Asian middle school teachers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or african american middle school teachers have the lowest average salary at $53,562.
    $57,000
    $56,000
    $55,000
    $54,000
    $53,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$54,118
    Black or African American$53,562
    Asian$55,816
    Hispanic or Latino$54,995
    Average Middle School Teacher Salary by Education Level
    Middle school teachers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $54,572 annually. With a Masters degree, middle school teachers earn a median annual income of $53,244 compared to $45,149 for middle school teachers with an Bachelors degree.
    $56,000
    $54,000
    $52,000
    $50,000
    $48,000
    $46,000
    $44,000
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$53,244
    Bachelor's Degree$45,149
    Doctorate Degree$54,572