Average Vocational Teacher Salary
$49,000 yearly
$17.50 hourly
Updated July 28, 2021
$33,000
10 %
$49,000
Median
$72,000
90 %
The average vocational teacher makes about $49,525 per year. That's $23.81 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $33,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $72,000. Many of vocational teachers seem to be drawn to education and non profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case vocational teachers tend to work at education, non profits, and government 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 Michigan, Massachusetts and Alaska pay vocational teachers the highest salaries.

Average Vocational Teacher Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Vocational Teacher average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
Alabama
$49,096
$49,096
$23.60
$23.60
Alaska
Alaska
$62,271
$62,271
$29.94
$29.94
Arizona
Arizona
$43,051
$43,051
$20.70
$20.70
Arkansas
Arkansas
$48,311
$48,311
$23.23
$23.23
California
California
$53,960
$53,960
$25.94
$25.94
Colorado
Colorado
$52,041
$52,041
$25.02
$25.02
Connecticut
Connecticut
$49,138
$49,138
$23.62
$23.62
Delaware
Delaware
$55,214
$55,214
$26.55
$26.55
District of Columbia
District of Columbia
$49,610
$49,610
$23.85
$23.85
Florida
Florida
$50,565
$50,565
$24.31
$24.31
Georgia
Georgia
$44,489
$44,489
$21.39
$21.39
Hawaii
Hawaii
$46,846
$46,846
$22.52
$22.52
Idaho
Idaho
$37,057
$37,057
$17.82
$17.82
Illinois
Illinois
$50,660
$50,660
$24.36
$24.36
Indiana
Indiana
$46,750
$46,750
$22.48
$22.48
Iowa
Iowa
$53,316
$53,316
$25.63
$25.63
Kansas
Kansas
$48,412
$48,412
$23.27
$23.27
Kentucky
Kentucky
$49,806
$49,806
$23.95
$23.95
Louisiana
Louisiana
$40,193
$40,193
$19.32
$19.32
Maine
Maine
$48,020
$48,020
$23.09
$23.09
Maryland
Maryland
$46,866
$46,866
$22.53
$22.53
Massachusetts
Massachusetts
$63,787
$63,787
$30.67
$30.67
Michigan
Michigan
$63,947
$63,947
$30.74
$30.74
Minnesota
Minnesota
$54,564
$54,564
$26.23
$26.23
Mississippi
Mississippi
$58,118
$58,118
$27.94
$27.94
Missouri
Missouri
$49,143
$49,143
$23.63
$23.63
Montana
Montana
$47,696
$47,696
$22.93
$22.93
Nebraska
Nebraska
$54,887
$54,887
$26.39
$26.39
Nevada
Nevada
$41,756
$41,756
$20.07
$20.07
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
$56,436
$56,436
$27.13
$27.13
New Jersey
New Jersey
$56,252
$56,252
$27.04
$27.04
New Mexico
New Mexico
$45,030
$45,030
$21.65
$21.65
New York
New York
$57,761
$57,761
$27.77
$27.77
North Carolina
North Carolina
$46,853
$46,853
$22.53
$22.53
North Dakota
North Dakota
$53,708
$53,708
$25.82
$25.82
Ohio
Ohio
$56,771
$56,771
$27.29
$27.29
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
$48,004
$48,004
$23.08
$23.08
Oregon
Oregon
$55,809
$55,809
$26.83
$26.83
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
$59,991
$59,991
$28.84
$28.84
Rhode Island
Rhode Island
$51,536
$51,536
$24.78
$24.78
South Carolina
South Carolina
$47,102
$47,102
$22.65
$22.65
South Dakota
South Dakota
$47,592
$47,592
$22.88
$22.88
Tennessee
Tennessee
$48,719
$48,719
$23.42
$23.42
Texas
Texas
$48,580
$48,580
$23.36
$23.36
Utah
Utah
$45,304
$45,304
$21.78
$21.78
Vermont
Vermont
$52,286
$52,286
$25.14
$25.14
Virginia
Virginia
$51,081
$51,081
$24.56
$24.56
Washington
Washington
$61,761
$61,761
$29.69
$29.69
West Virginia
West Virginia
$49,605
$49,605
$23.85
$23.85
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
$58,531
$58,531
$28.14
$28.14
Wyoming
Wyoming
$48,895
$48,895
$23.51
$23.51

Highest Paying Cities For Vocational Teacher

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Trenton, NJ
Trenton, NJ
$56,101
$56,101
$26.97
$26.97
Anaheim, CA
Anaheim, CA
$52,547
$52,547
$25.26
$25.26
Ocala, FL
Ocala, FL
$51,231
$51,231
$24.63
$24.63
Baltimore, MD
Baltimore, MD
$47,065
$47,065
$22.63
$22.63

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Average Vocational Teacher Salary Over Time

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Location

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Teacher Internship

    Avg. salary: $50,505

    Teaching interns are individuals who assist teachers and educators in the classroom. The interns are instructed to fulfill the tasks set out and provided by the supervisors for them. They take part in meetings and jot down their minutes. It is part of their job to conduct research at the request of the supervisor. They make updates to social media platforms and make posts. Also, they create images to be used in posts through different social media platforms.
    94,311 Teacher Internship Jobs
    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.
    81,245 English Language Arts Teacher Jobs
    Language Arts Teacher

    Avg. salary: $42,848

    A language arts teacher is responsible for teaching the English language to the students, improving their written and oral English communication by sharing the best practices, conducting engaging lesson plans, assigning group activities, and providing comprehensive educational materials. Language arts teachers strictly adhere to the learning curriculum, as well as monitoring the students' progress through individual evaluation, identifying their areas of improvement, and adjust learning strategies to address the difficulties. They also encourage the students to attend workshops, programs, and other extracurricular activities relating to the subject matter.
    94,892 Language Arts Teacher Jobs
    Resource Center Teacher

    Avg. salary: $46,456

    The resource center teacher works to provide both students and the teaching staff with the necessary resources required to access learning and teaching services. They also assist struggling students to learn and understand topics that prove to be difficult. Their duties and responsibilities include developing lessons that will help children and providing life skills lessons to students to prepare them for the future.
    98,817 Resource Center 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.
    54,846 Teacher Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Vocational Teachers The Most?

    If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Baltimore City Public Schools and Seven Hills Foundation as they offer the highest salaries for vocational teachers.
    Company

    Recently Added Vocational Teacher Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT (Marine Services Technology)-70001596-Sumter Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT (Marine Services Technology)-70001596-Sumter Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT (Marine Services Technology)-70001596-Sumter Correctional Institution
    Bushnell, IL
    Bushnell, IL
    06/30/2021
    06/30/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    06/30/2021
    East Montana Middle School
    East Montana Middle School
    Law Enforcement Vocational Teacher
    Law Enforcement Vocational Teacher
    Law Enforcement Vocational Teacher
    El Paso, TX
    El Paso, TX
    06/05/2021
    06/05/2021
    $53,300
    $53,300
    06/05/2021
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher CTE EJT Water Treatment-70008784-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher CTE EJT Water Treatment-70008784-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    06/03/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher CTE EJT Water Treatment-70008784-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher CTE EJT Water Treatment-70008784-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher CTE EJT Water Treatment-70008784-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    06/03/2021
    06/03/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    06/03/2021
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    05/18/2021
    05/18/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/18/2021
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Florida Department of Corrections
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    05/18/2021
    05/18/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/18/2021
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    05/17/2021
    05/17/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/17/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT Hvac-70008790-Marion Correctional Institution
    Ocala, FL
    Ocala, FL
    05/17/2021
    05/17/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/17/2021
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT-70020575-Avon Park Correctional Institution, Avon
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT-70020575-Avon Park Correctional Institution, Avon
    Avon Park, FL
    Avon Park, FL
    05/11/2021
    05/11/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/11/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT-70020575-Avon Park Correctional Institution, Avon
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT-70020575-Avon Park Correctional Institution, Avon
    Fdc-Vocational Teacher EJT-70020575-Avon Park Correctional Institution, Avon
    Avon Park, FL
    Avon Park, FL
    05/11/2021
    05/11/2021
    $32,697
    $32,697
    05/11/2021

    Average Vocational Teacher Salary by Demographic

    Vocational Teacher Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $37,755
    female-income
    Female Income
    $36,543
    Median Vocational Teacher Income by Race
    Asian vocational teachers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Hispanic or latino vocational teachers have the lowest average salary at $36,451.
    $39,000
    $38,000
    $37,000
    $36,000
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Unknown
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$37,058
    Black or African American$37,019
    Asian$37,686
    Unknown$37,531
    Hispanic or Latino$36,451
    Average Vocational Teacher Salary by Education Level
    $45,000
    $43,000
    $41,000
    $39,000
    $37,000
    $35,000
    Master's Degree
    Doctorate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Master's Degree$36,543
    Doctorate Degree$43,372