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Here’s How Much Money High School Teachers Earn In Every State

In two recent studies, we evaluated how much elementary school teachers earn in every state and how much middle school teachers earn as well. This time, we’re focusing on high school teacher salaries in the United States and comparing them state by state. Using the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ latest data for 2020 and then analyzing and ranking annual wages, we’ve made a of the states where high school teachers earn the most money and where they earn the least in 2020. Important note of clarification: The wage data in this report is for “secondary school teachers”, which the BLS defines as equivalent to what we commonly call high school teachers, rather than the sometimes-broader definition of secondary school that includes both middle school and high school.

Read on to find out where high school teachers make the most money and where they make the least.

10 States Where High School Teachers Earn The Most Money

According to the BLS, the average annual wage for an high school teacher, excluding special education, career and technical, is $65,930, which is more than $53,490, the average annual wage for all occupations. What’s more, the national average high school teacher salary is slightly more than the national average annual wage for elementary school teachers ($63,930) and middle school teachers ($63,550).

Here’s a breakdown of the top-10 states in which high school teachers earn the most money on average:

  1. New York average high school teacher salary: $87,240
  2. California average high school teacher salary: $85,080
  3. Massachusetts average high school teacher salary: $81,070
  4. Connecticut average high school teacher salary: $78,540
  5. New Jersey average high school teacher salary: $78,090
  6. Maryland average high school teacher salary: $77,050
  7. Rhode Island average high school teacher salary: $75,950
  8. Alaska average high school teacher salary: $75,820
  9. Illinois average high school teacher salary: $74,340
  10. Oregon average high school teacher salary: $71,780
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Two states out of these top-paying states have actually seen high school teacher salaries grow by more than 20% over the last five years, a very impressive feat. The average annual wage for high school teachers in 2014 was $63,400, before rising by 21.5% and reaching $77,050 where it currently stands. No. 10 Oregon fared even better, with the average high school teacher salary rising from $57,410 in 2014 to $71,780 in 2019, for an increase of 25% in five years.

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10 States Where High School Teachers Earn The Least Money

Here’s a breakdown of the bottom-10 states in which high school teachers earn the least money on average:

  1. South Dakota average high school teacher salary: $44,610
  2. Arizona average high school teacher salary: $46,580
  3. Oklahoma average high school teacher salary: $47,320
  4. West Virginia average high school teacher salary: $47,610
  5. Mississippi average high school teacher salary: $49,930
  6. New Mexico average high school teacher salary: $50,320
  7. North Carolina average high school teacher salary: $50,640
  8. Louisiana average high school teacher salary: $50,980
  9. Arkansas average high school teacher salary: $51,870
  10. Alabama average high school teacher salary: $51,950

The high school teacher salaries in these states are wanting, but there are some bright spots. For instance, the average high school teacher salary in North Carolina has risen solidly over the last five years: From $43,540 in 2014, up to $49,930 in 2019, for an increase of 14.7%.

How Much High School Teachers Make In Every State

Below you’ll find the full breakdown of the average high school teacher salary in all 50 states, from 2014 to 2019, as well as the percentage change over time. The state with the biggest growth is Oregon, followed by Vermont, which didn’t rank among the top-10 best-paying states, experienced wage growth of 22.5% for its high school teacher average salary over the same period.

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