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Updated July 11, 2022

Average Student Teacher Salary

$53,540 yearly
To create our salary estimates, Zippia starts with data published in publicly available sources such as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Foreign Labor Certification Data Center (FLC) Show More

$25.74 hourly

Entry level Salary
$43,000 yearly
$43,000
10 %
$53,540
Median
$66,000
90 %

How much does a Student Teacher make?

Student teachers make $53,540 per year on average, or $25.74 per hour, in the United States. Student teachers on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $43,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $66,000.

Location impacts how much a student teacher can expect to make. Student teachers make the most in Massachusetts, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, and Rhode Island.

Highest Paying States For Student Teachers

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

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Student Teacher average salary by State

Rank  State  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Count  
1Connecticut$70,161$33.73542
2Maryland$71,587$34.42958
3Massachusetts$74,888$36.00929
4New York$69,926$33.621,509
5Rhode Island$67,698$32.55114
6New Hampshire$60,673$29.17280
7Washington$67,399$32.40601
8District of Columbia$66,378$31.91189
9Illinois$57,761$27.771,752
10Pennsylvania$60,760$29.21
11Alaska$62,319$29.9619
12Vermont$57,652$27.7266
13New Jersey$63,697$30.62
14Virginia$58,073$27.92859
15Michigan$58,194$27.98
16Oregon$60,373$29.03
17Wyoming$52,685$25.3363
18Delaware$54,380$26.14147
19Ohio$54,807$26.35
20Kentucky$50,841$24.44261
21Maine$52,194$25.09
22Wisconsin$50,316$24.19434
23Nebraska$50,866$24.45
24California$54,726$26.312,248
25Iowa$47,443$22.81419
26Texas$51,066$24.55
27Georgia$49,435$23.77885
28Minnesota$51,904$24.95
29North Dakota$49,272$23.69
30Florida$48,493$23.311,586
31Alabama$48,228$23.19293
32Nevada$48,787$23.46
33Kansas$44,872$21.57345
34Utah$48,023$23.09209
35Hawaii$51,636$24.8234
36West Virginia$46,439$22.3372
37Idaho$46,080$22.15131
38Colorado$45,037$21.65798
39Indiana$43,445$20.89725
40New Mexico$47,579$22.87
41Louisiana$44,376$21.33265
42Tennessee$44,953$21.61
43Oklahoma$39,961$19.21369
44Arizona$35,849$17.24953
45Arkansas$41,651$20.02208
46South Dakota$42,033$20.2134
47Mississippi$42,739$20.55
48North Carolina$42,927$20.64
49South Carolina$43,022$20.68
50Montana$42,606$20.48
51Missouri$41,334$19.87

Highest Paying Cities For Student Teachers

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Rank  City  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  
1Boston, MA$74,873$36.00
2Huntington Station, NY$70,223$33.76
3Salem, OR$60,574$29.12
4Bay City, MI$58,952$28.34
5Arlington Heights, IL$58,272$28.02
6Hayward, CA$57,985$27.88
7Corpus Christi, TX$52,063$25.03
8Cheyenne, WY$51,791$24.90
9Urban Honolulu, HI$51,700$24.86
10Gainesville, FL$47,998$23.08
11Des Moines, IA$46,907$22.55
12Castle Rock, CO$45,100$21.68
13Baton Rouge, LA$44,411$21.35
14Columbia, SC$43,077$20.71
15Saint Louis, MO$41,730$20.06

Here Are The Five Most In Demand Cities Right Now:

  1. Boston, MA
  2. Huntington Station, NY
  3. Salem, OR
  4. Bay City, MI
  5. Arlington Heights, IL

Student Teacher Salary Details

Student Teacher Salary

What is a Student Teacher's Salary?

Percentile  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  
90th Percentile$66,000$5,500$32
75th Percentile$60,000$5,000$29
Average$53,540$4,462$26
25th Percentile$47,000$3,917$23
10th Percentile$43,000$3,583$21

Average Salary By Related Titles

Job Title  Annual Salary  Monthly Salary  Hourly Rate  Job Openings  
English Language Arts Teacher$47,554$3,963$22.8688,793
Language Arts Teacher$50,073$4,173$24.0788,551
High School Teacher$50,881$4,240$24.4683,554
Elementary School Teacher$54,562$4,547$26.2384,607
Special Education Teacher$47,958$3,996$23.0667,699
Long Term Substitute Teacher$45,651$3,804$21.9569,133

Which Companies Pay Student Teachers The Most?

The highest paying companies for student teachers are Lawrence General Hospital and The Dalton School according to our most recent salary estimates. In addition, companies like Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Torrance Unified School District report highly competitive wages for student teachers.

Student Teacher Salary Trends

Average Student Teacher Salary Over Time

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

    Student Teacher Salary By Year

    Year  Avg. Salary  Hourly Rate  % Change  
    2022$53,500$25.74+2.1%
    2021$52,400$25.20+2.4%
    2020$51,200$24.60+1.8%
    2019$50,200$24.14+2.4%
    2018$49,000$23.57+1.6%

    Recently Added Student Teacher Salaries

    Company  Job  Location  Date Added  Salary  
    Discover Goodwill of Southern & Western ColoradoStudents and Teachers ! Temporary Opportunity ~ & Associates-Highlands Ranch Goodwill of COLHighlands Ranch, CO05/10/2022$33,392
    Rowland Unified**Rusd Student Teachers Only**Rowland Heights, CA05/04/2022$40,436
    Sacramento County Office of EducationTeacher for Students With Moderate To Severe Disabilities (Eligibility Pool)Sacramento, CA04/30/2022$57,390
    Goodwill of ColoradoStudents and Teachers ! Temporary Opportunity ~ & Associates-Highlands Ranch Goodwill of COLHighlands Ranch, CO04/25/2022$33,392
    Reynolds Consumer ProductsHourly: Production Positions-Student/SummerLewiston, UT04/06/2022$37,044
    Dcsdk12Student Teachers-Fall 2022Castle Rock, CO04/05/2022$20,870
    Lucia Mar Unified School DistrictIntervention Teacher-Social/Emotional/Behavioral, Student ServicesThousand Oaks, CA04/03/2022$51,391
    Sacramento County Office of EducationTeacher for Students With Moderate To Severe DisabilitiesSacramento, CA02/20/2022$57,390
    Torrance UnifiedCurrent Torrance Unified SD Student Teachers (Applying To Substitute Teach)Torrance, CA02/20/2022$45,653
    Salem-Keizer School DistrictBehavior Intervention Center Teacher-Student ServicesSalem, OR02/19/2022$43,501

    Student Teacher Salaries FAQs

    What state pays Student Teachers the most?

    Massachusetts pays Student Teachers the most in the United States, with an average salary of $74,888 per year, or $36.00 per hour.

    How do I know if I'm being paid fairly as a Student Teacher?

    You know if you are being paid fairly as a Student Teacher if your pay is close to the average pay for the state you live in. For example, if you live in Maryland you should be paid close to $71,587 per year.

    What type of Student Teacher gets paid the most?

    Science Teacher gets paid the most. Science Teacher made a median salary of $60,064. The best-paid 10 percent make $72,000, while the lowest-paid 10 percent make $49,000.

    What is a good starting salary for a Student Teacher?

    A good starting salary for a student teacher is $43,000 in the United States. That puts you in the 10th percentile of annual income for a student teacher in the U.S., which is about what you would expect if you were new to the field. The average salary for student teachers is $53,540, but that normally requires some level of experience to achieve. Furthermore, a good starting salary for a student teacher can vary by state.

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