High School Teacher Salary

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How much does a high school teacher make? A high school teacher earns a good to excellent salary for their teaching skills. At the high school, or secondary level, students must study topics in greater depth to prepare them for college or the work world. High School Teachers typically focus on a single topic to teach in their classrooms. High school teachers provide lessons and from those lessons they lead discussions with the students. High school teachers conducting classroom activities may be called upon to supervise extracurricular student activities, oversee study halls and homerooms, and accompany students on field trips.

How much does a high school teacher make?

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High school teachers duties include listening to student presentations, maintaining classroom discipline, creating lesson plans, grading papers and reports, and preparing report cards. High school teachers must evaluate individual student performances, providing additional instruction as needed. High school teachers must communicate with students and parents, as well as the school administration about the student's progress. High school teachers may also provide college or career guidance to students. Teachers in private schools are given smaller class sizes and control over establishing their student curriculum, setting standards for performance and overall discipline in the classroom.

All 50 States and the District of Columbia require public school teachers be licensed to teach, however, in private schools licensure is not required for teachers. Public school teachers must be licensed, requiring a bachelor's degree and the completion of a teacher education program. Most States have tenure laws preventing public school teachers from being fired without just cause. Teachers obtain tenure after completing a probationary period of teaching, normally 3 years; although tenure does not guarantee a job, it does provide some job security.

Employment of preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers will grow by 13 percent between 2008 and 2018, as fast as the average for all occupations. Job prospects are favorable for teachers, with good prospects for teachers in high-demand fields like science, math, and bilingual education, or in urban or rural school settings.

How much does a high school teacher make per hour?

According to manhattan-institute.org, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its annual National Compensation Survey in 2007, the BLS report states the average United States public school teacher earned $34.06 per hour in 2005. An average nationwide shows public school teachers are paid 61% more per hour than their private school teacher counterparts.

How much does a high school teacher make per year?

The median yearly salary for secondary school teachers, according to a May 2009 Bureau of Labor Statistics report was $55,150. According to Careerplanner.com in in May 2006 the annual earnings of kindergarten, elementary, middle, and secondary school teachers ranged from $43,580 to $48,690.

Industry And Annual Wages

Elementary and Secondary Schools $55,210

Local Government (OES Designation) $46,400

State Government (OES Designation) $45,620

Educational Support Services $44,950

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