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How Much Does a Social Studies Teacher Earn In The United States?

Social Studies Teacher Salaries
Updated December 31, 2020
Average Yearly Salary
$52,000
$38,000
$52,000
$71,000
Social studies teachers in the United States make an average salary of $52,418 per year or $25.2 per hour. In terms of salary range, an entry level social studies teacher salary is roughly $38,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $71,000. If you like following the crowd, education and non profits companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out education, None, and None companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. Massachusetts, Alaska, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Oregon provide the highest social studies teacher salaries.
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Where Social Studies Teachers Earn The Most

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How Much Do Social Studies Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a social studies teacher is roughly $52,418 per year, which boils down to $25.2 per hour. Interestingly enough, social studies teachers have the highest salaries in Amherst, MA at about $79,713 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in Amherst, MA is $51,000. Additionally, social studies teachers make more than the average salary in Portland, OR, Harrison, NY, Kahului, HI, Fort Lee, NJ, and Nashua, NH. On a more broad level, social studies teacher salaries are highest in Massachusetts, Alaska, Vermont, Rhode Island, Oregon, Hawaii, and New York. On the contrary, Arkansas, Colorado, and North Carolina offer the lowest social studies teacher salaries.
Location
City
Average Salary

Amherst, MA

Salary Range63k - 100k$80k$79,713

Portland, OR

Salary Range56k - 93k$72k$72,253

Harrison, NY

Salary Range54k - 86k$68k$68,497

Kahului, HI

Salary Range59k - 78k$68k$68,458

Fort Lee, NJ

Salary Range50k - 81k$64k$64,263

Nashua, NH

Salary Range50k - 80k$64k$63,966

Washington, DC

Salary Range47k - 75k$60k$59,827

Greenwich, CT

Salary Range45k - 73k$58k$58,028

Frederick, MD

Salary Range45k - 72k$58k$57,583

Davis, CA

Salary Range43k - 75k$57k$57,259
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High Paying Social Studies Teacher Jobs

Which Companies Pay Social Studies Teachers The Most?

To earn a high income as a social studies teacher, working for University of California Press or The Ohio State University might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Columbia University and University of Wisconsin-Madison report highly competitive salaries for social studies teachers.
Company
Company
Average Salary
University of California Press
Salary Range58k - 82k$69k$69,331
The Ohio State University
Salary Range58k - 80k$69k$68,555
Columbia University
Salary Range55k - 75k$65k$64,946
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Salary Range55k - 75k$65k$64,916
Universal Health Services
Salary Range56k - 71k$63k$63,483
St. Paul Church
Salary Range56k - 70k$63k$63,092
Roseville Area Schools District Center
Salary Range55k - 70k$63k$62,564
Heschel Day School
Salary Range55k - 66k$61k$60,812
McIntosh Communications
Salary Range53k - 65k$59k$59,257
Indiana University Northwest
Salary Range53k - 65k$59k$59,244
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Social Studies Teacher Salary History

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    Recently Added Social Studies Teacher Salaries

    Location
    CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
    Nashua School District
    Nashua School District
    Tutor-Social Studies
    Tutor-Social Studies
    Tutor-Social Studies
    Nashua, NH
    Nashua, NH
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $52,175
    $52,175
    01/27/2021
    Certified Social Studies Teacher
    Certified Social Studies Teacher
    Cope, SC
    Cope, SC
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $41,465
    $41,465
    01/27/2021
    Santa Ana Unified School District
    Santa Ana Unified School District
    Social Studies Teacher-Mendez [Temporary Contract School Year]
    Social Studies Teacher-Mendez [Temporary Contract School Year]
    Social Studies Teacher-Mendez [Temporary Contract School Year]
    Santa Ana, CA
    Santa Ana, CA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $59,122
    $59,122
    01/23/2021
    Kershaw County School District
    Kershaw County School District
    Middle Level Social Studies
    Middle Level Social Studies
    Middle Level Social Studies
    Camden, SC
    Camden, SC
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $36,445
    $36,445
    01/23/2021
    Social Studies Teacher-Long Term Sub FTE
    Social Studies Teacher-Long Term Sub FTE
    Shoreview, MN
    Shoreview, MN
    01/21/2021
    01/21/2021
    $59,735
    $59,735
    01/21/2021
    Amador County Unified
    Amador County Unified
    Social Studies Teacher, Temporary, 1 FTE, Ione Junior High
    Social Studies Teacher, Temporary, 1 FTE, Ione Junior High
    Social Studies Teacher, Temporary, 1 FTE, Ione Junior High
    Jackson, CA
    Jackson, CA
    01/14/2021
    01/14/2021
    $42,230
    $42,230
    01/14/2021
    East Montana Middle School
    East Montana Middle School
    Social Studies Teacher
    Social Studies Teacher
    Social Studies Teacher
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $53,300
    $53,300
    01/13/2021
    Oro Grande School District
    Oro Grande School District
    ! MRA Mojave River Academy Independent Study Teacher-Barstow Regional Center.
    ! MRA Mojave River Academy Independent Study Teacher-Barstow Regional Center.
    ! MRA Mojave River Academy Independent Study Teacher-Barstow Regional Center.
    Ione, CA
    Ione, CA
    01/12/2021
    01/12/2021
    $53,560
    $53,560
    01/12/2021
    Social Studies Teacher, Medium Term Substitute
    Social Studies Teacher, Medium Term Substitute
    Shakopee, MN
    Shakopee, MN
    01/07/2021
    01/07/2021
    $61,556
    $61,556
    01/07/2021
    Teacher-Social Studies
    Teacher-Social Studies
    Mountainhome, PA
    Mountainhome, PA
    01/07/2021
    01/07/2021
    $36,000
    $36,000
    01/07/2021