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Average High School Teacher Salary

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Average High School Teacher Salary

High School teachers play a critical role in society. They take on the task of bringing in students at an extremely influential stage in not only their academic development, but their own personal development.

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Are high school teachers taken care of financially for this task they are undertaking? Much of this might depend on the state that a teacher is teaching in, while other benefits such as retirement and medical can come into play with this.

The starting salary for high school teachers is about 30,000 dollars a year. The highest paid state for starting salary is New Jersey at 48,000 dollars a year. The lowest paid state for starting salary is Montana at 26,000 dollars.

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Average salaries of teachers working for 10 or more years seem to be more reasonable though. The average salary for a high school teacher who has been working 10 or more years is 55,000 dollars a year. This varies on states as well though. The lowest average salary for a teacher working more than ten years is found in South at 39,000 dollars a year. The highest average salary is found in New York at 72,000 dollars a year.

A high school teacher must complete 4 years of college and receive a bachelors degree in teaching, along with a teaching license. The average cost of tuition for a 4 year bachelors degree in teaching is 40,000 dollars. If you are thinking of going into teaching, you now have a pretty good idea of the costs of education, and the yearly, along with monthly, salaries that a high school teacher is able to make.

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