Teacher salary in the United States

Average salary
$51,000/yr
Based on 766,315 income tax records
$21,500
$90,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$40K
 
$47K
 
$54K
 
$57K
 
$56K
$21,500
$90,000
How much do Teachers make?
The average total salary for a Teacher is $51,000 per year. This is based on data from 766,315 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Teacher and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Teacher salary can vary between $21,500 to $90,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Teacher salary by location

Teacher salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Mukilteo School District, Snohomish County, WA
216 income tax records
$95,500/yr
$42K – $129K
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Garden Grove Unified School District, Orange County, CA
161 income tax records
$94,500/yr
$42K – $114K
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East Side Union High School District, Santa Clara County, CA
139 income tax records
$93,000/yr
$51K – $121K
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Santa Ana Unified School District, Orange County, CA
172 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$26K – $120K
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Tahoma School District, King County, WA
121 income tax records
$88,500/yr
$26K – $110K
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Lake Stevens School District, Snohomish County, WA
135 income tax records
$88,000/yr
$35K – $118K
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Newport Mesa Unified School District, Orange County, CA
145 income tax records
$87,500/yr
$29K – $112K
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Marysville School District, Snohomish County, WA
145 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$34K – $112K
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Richland School District, Benton County, WA
163 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$49K – $115K
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Snohomish School District, Snohomish County, WA
124 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$28K – $119K
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Northshore School District, King County, WA
193 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$32K – $119K
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Fontana Unified Sd, San Bernardino County, CA
117 income tax records
$84,000/yr
$48K – $110K
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Saddleback Valley Unified Dist, Orange County, CA
139 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$30K – $110K
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Modesto City Schools, Stanislaus County, CA
198 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$30K – $111K
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Grossmont Union High School District, San Diego County, CA
127 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$35K – $120K
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Tacoma Public Schools, Pierce County, WA
406 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$36K – $112K
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Salinas Union High School, Monterey County, CA
121 income tax records
$82,500/yr
$52K – $108K
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Moses Lake School District, Grant County, WA
110 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$38K – $105K
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Pleasanton Unified School District, Alameda County, CA
100 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$33K – $106K
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Town Of Lexington, Middlesex County, MA
102 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$31K – $101K
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Tustin Unified School District, Orange County, CA
117 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$38K – $104K
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Yakima School District, Yakima County, WA
200 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$44K – $113K
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Kern High School District, Kern County, CA
264 income tax records
$81,000/yr
$34K – $111K
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Evergreen Sd No 114, Clark County, WA
310 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$36K – $104K
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Fremont Unified School District, Alameda County, CA
193 income tax records
$80,500/yr
$33K – $105K
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Rialto Unified School District, San Bernardino County, CA
110 income tax records
$80,000/yr
$30K – $102K
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Capistrano Unified School District, Orange County, CA
232 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$28K – $103K
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Auburn School District, Pierce County, WA
121 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$28K – $116K
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Issaquah School District, King County, WA
343 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$33K – $117K
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Sweetwater Union High School District, San Diego County, CA
243 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$33K – $106K
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Glendale Unified, Los Angeles County, CA
108 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$27K – $104K
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Renton School District, King County, WA
237 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$46K – $113K
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William S Hart Union High, Los Angeles County, CA
134 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$33K – $97K
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North Thurston Public Schools, Thurston County, WA
223 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$26K – $106K
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Central Kitsap School District, Kitsap County, WA
179 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$25K – $114K
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Escondido Union School District, San Diego County, CA
129 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$34K – $95K
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Mead School District, Spokane County, WA
128 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$41K – $100K
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Pittsburgh School District, Allegheny County, PA
327 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$39K – $96K
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Placentiayorba Linda Unified, Orange County, CA
105 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$36K – $102K
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Bellingham School District, Whatcom County, WA
198 income tax records
$76,500/yr
$32K – $111K
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Peninsula School District, Pierce County, WA
114 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$39K – $104K
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Highline School District, King County, WA
339 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$41K – $108K
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Hesperia Unified Sd, San Bernardino County, CA
121 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$37K – $99K
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Oceanside Unified School District, San Diego County, CA
123 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$47K – $99K
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Cupertino Union School District, Santa Clara County, CA
100 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$30K – $97K
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Lake Washington Partners, King County, WA
466 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$28K – $113K
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Orange Unified School District, Orange County, CA
109 income tax records
$75,000/yr
$33K – $97K
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Federal Way Public Schools, Pierce County, WA
181 income tax records
$74,500/yr
$53K – $114K

Teacher demographics in United States

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43% are single
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57% are married
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52% have kids
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61% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Teachers in United States

766,315 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a teacher in the United States is $51,000 per year. Teacher salaries in the United States can vary between $21,500 to $90,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 766,315 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as teacher.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for teachers in the United States: Mukilteo School District ($95,500 a year), Garden Grove Unified School District ($94,500 a year), and East Side Union High School District ($93,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for teachers in the United States: Poughkeepsie Metro Area, NY ($74,000 a year), Riverside Metro Area, CA ($72,500 a year), and San Jose Metro Area, CA ($72,500 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.