Updated August 18, 2021
Average Science Teacher Salary
$56,000 yearly
$27.09 hourly

Entry level Salary
$42,000 yearly
$42,000
10 %
$56,000
Median
$75,000
90 %
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PercentileAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly Rate
90th Percentile$75,000$6,250$36
75th Percentile$65,000$5,417$31
Average$56,352$4,696$27
25th Percentile$48,000$4,000$23
10th Percentile$42,000$3,500$20

Average Science Teacher Salary By State

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Science Teacher average salary by State

StateAvg. salaryHourly rateJob Count
Alabama$53,048$25.50251
Alaska$83,729$40.2541
Arizona$38,522$18.52831
Arkansas$42,700$20.53222
California$68,775$33.062,472
Colorado$49,404$23.75813
Connecticut$77,382$37.20457
Delaware$68,292$32.83138
District of Columbia$65,772$31.62205
Florida$48,865$23.491,646
Georgia$50,485$24.27929
Hawaii$74,972$36.0460
Idaho$58,459$28.11151
Illinois$64,587$31.051,739
Indiana$48,889$23.50658
Iowa$58,816$28.28345
Kansas$49,868$23.98325
Kentucky$51,376$24.70278
Louisiana$46,385$22.30274
Maine$61,849$29.74129
Maryland$73,834$35.501,012
Massachusetts$84,018$40.391,003
Michigan$63,613$30.581,007
Minnesota$64,134$30.83735
Mississippi$45,102$21.68197
Missouri$45,061$21.66526
Montana$52,342$25.16207
Nebraska$57,323$27.56270
Nevada$56,526$27.18596
New Hampshire$66,826$32.13301
New Jersey$72,283$34.751,380
New Mexico$43,205$20.77280
New York$73,466$35.321,457
North Carolina$46,896$22.55993
North Dakota$60,348$29.0178
Ohio$52,923$25.44818
Oklahoma$34,460$16.57367
Oregon$82,045$39.44371
Pennsylvania$64,351$30.941,171
Rhode Island$72,975$35.08129
South Carolina$50,826$24.44474
South Dakota$46,931$22.5654
Tennessee$50,410$24.24536
Texas$47,214$22.702,095
Utah$59,002$28.37260
Vermont$74,014$35.58124
Virginia$58,616$28.18919
Washington$73,546$35.36625
West Virginia$49,123$23.6290
Wisconsin$59,033$28.38441
Wyoming$66,576$32.0194

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Highest Paying Cities For Science Teacher

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CityAvg. salaryHourly rate
Boston, MA$84,125$40.44
Baltimore, MD$74,216$35.68
New York, NY$73,688$35.43
Los Angeles, CA$68,047$32.71
Washington, DC$65,879$31.67
Philadelphia, PA$64,964$31.23

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How much does a Science Teacher make?

The average Science Teacher salary is $56,352 per year, or $27.09 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $42,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $75,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Alaska, Oregon, Connecticut, and Hawaii provide the highest Science Teacher salaries.

Average Science Teacher Salary Over Time

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    YearAvg. salaryHourly rate% Change
    2022$56,400$27.09+1.9%
    2021$55,300$26.58+1.9%
    2020$54,200$26.06+1.4%
    2019$53,400$25.69+1.6%
    2018$52,600$25.29+1.7%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    English Language Arts Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,780

    English language teachers are in charge of establishing a classroom setting that advance in each student the skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. They assist in the development and recognition of fine literature of all types, inspire students to read extensively for information and recreation, and develop guidelines for analytical judgment of written and oral communication. Also, they attend to students' exceptional needs as well as find out and develop their special talents.
    80,473 English Language Arts Teacher Jobs
    Learning Support Teacher

    Avg. salary: $47,320

    Learning support teachers focus on offering out-of-school education to pupils who need additional help. Their duties include planning and implementing constructive teaching policies as well as collaborating with parents, other relevant professionals, and personnel. They assist pupils in adapting and overcoming problems that emerge due to learning difficulties. Also, the design and foster suitable skills and social abilities as well as motivate students to develop independence, self-confidence, and to achieve their full potential. Additionally, they develop and deliver lessons as well as record and assess children's progress.
    120,454 Learning Support Teacher Jobs
    Elementary School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $49,952

    Elementary school teachers are trained to provide education to children from kindergarten through fifth grade. The teachers are responsible for children's emotional and educational growth in the classroom. They manage the resources and materials to be used for their education. It is part of their duties to evaluate the students' performance, social development, physical health, and behavior. Also, they adapt to teaching methods and instructions to meet the interests and needs of the children.
    58,588 Elementary School Teacher Jobs
    Long Term Substitute Teacher

    Avg. salary: $38,836

    A long term substitute teacher is responsible for covering the duties of a teacher who is away for a long time. Long term substitute teachers proceed with the lesson plan outlines and the regular teacher's curriculum depending on their expertise. They monitor and assess the students' behavior, create an engaging learning environment, evaluate the students' learning progress by conducting a series of tests, create reports of the students' performance, and help students struggling with the subject.
    65,350 Long Term Substitute Teacher Jobs
    Summer School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $53,106

    A Summer School Teacher is a teacher who works during the summer period. They develop and implement schemes of work and lesson plans in line with curriculum objectives. Generally, they have the same duties as a school teacher.
    59,002 Summer School Teacher Jobs
    5th Grade Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,599

    A 5th Grade Teacher is responsible for educating children and teaching them subjects like math, English, science, or art. They work in a public or private school at the elementary level.
    63,632 5th Grade Teacher Jobs
    Job TitleAnnual SalaryMonthly SalaryHourly RateJob Openings
    English Language Arts Teacher$46,781$3,898$22.4980,473
    Learning Support Teacher$47,321$3,943$22.75120,454
    Elementary School Teacher$49,952$4,163$24.0258,588
    Long Term Substitute Teacher$38,837$3,236$18.6765,350
    Summer School Teacher$53,107$4,426$25.5359,002
    5th Grade Teacher$46,600$3,883$22.4063,632
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    If you want to get paid the most as a Science Teacher, being employed by a company such as North Dakota State University or University of The Sciences In Philadelphia would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like University of Massachusetts Medical School and Lehigh University also report highly competitive salaries for Science Teachers.
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    Recently Added Science Teacher Salaries

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    Average Science Teacher Salary by Demographic

    Science Teacher Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $62,959
    female-income
    Female Income
    $60,266
    GenderIncome
    Male$62,959
    Female$60,266
    Median Science Teacher Income by Race
    Asian Science Teachers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Science Teachers have the lowest average salary at $59,764.
    $65,000
    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
    $13,000
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    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    EthnicitySalary
    White$61,272
    Black or African American$59,764
    Asian$64,970
    Hispanic or Latino$61,452
    Average Science Teacher Salary by Education Level
    Science Teachers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $62,465 annually. With a Masters degree, Science Teachers earn a median annual income of $60,266 compared to $50,947 for Science Teachers with an Bachelors degree.
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    $52,000
    $39,000
    $26,000
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    Bachelor's Degree
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    EducationSalary
    Bachelor's Degree$50,947
    Master's Degree$60,266
    Doctorate Degree$62,465