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Overview
High school teachers help prepare students for life after graduation. They teach academic lessons and various skills that students will need to attend college and to enter the job market.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for secondary school teachers are expected to grow by 8%, and should have about 79,500 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Secondary school teachers are less likely to be automated than 91% of other careers.
Workforce size
Secondary school teachers, with 1,018,700 workers, form a larger workforce than 96% of careers.
Education
About 53% of secondary school teachers have a graduate-level education, and 97% have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by secondary school teachers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with graduate degrees
More secondary school teachers have graduate degrees than 93% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for secondary school teachers is higher than 68% of all other jobs' middle salaries. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most secondary school teachers.
This job's median $60KAll jobs' median $39K$60K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 58% of secondary school teachers -- that's a larger percentage than 74% of other jobs.
Gender of secondary school teachers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For secondary school teachers, the median men's salary was 8% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 13% of secondary school teachers are minority, and 6% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of secondary school teachers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (6%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Secondary School Teachers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 79% of secondary school teachers, and 79% have company-sponsored health insurance (18% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for secondary school teachers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 96% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of secondary school teachers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (63%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (55%)
  • Time Pressure (53%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (32%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do secondary school teachers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group secondary school teachers, which combines the data for 2 careers, including secondary school teachers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for secondary school teachers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for secondary school teachers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for secondary school teachers (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all secondary school teachers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for secondary school teachers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for secondary school teachers (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where secondary school teachers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Secondary school teachers (ACS)
Private for-profit (10.9%)
Private not-for-profit (13.1%)
Local government (52.4%)
State government (22.9%)
Federal government (0.5%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.1%)
Self-employed not incorporated (0.2%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of secondary school teachers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of secondary school teachers, which combines the 2 specialties for this career.
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Distribution: Salaries of secondary school teachers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty secondary school teachers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
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Age and career advancement
Salary growth for secondary school teachers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Secondary school teachers and gender

With 58% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 74% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Secondary school teachers
Men (42%)
Women (58%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for secondary school teachers, with the median salary for men 8% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Secondary school teachers have one of the smaller percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job lower than that for 78% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of secondary school teachers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a smaller percentage of minority secondary school teachers than for 79% of other careers. As with minority workers, there is also a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of secondary school teachers
White (85% )
Black (8% )
Asian (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
Other (2% )
American Indian (1% )
Hispanic (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
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Distribution: Salaries for secondary school teachers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for secondary school teachers by nativity
$53K$54K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by secondary school teachers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), secondary school teachers typically hold a bachelor's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as secondary school teachers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for secondary school teachers.

Education attained by secondary school teachers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for secondary school teachers

All states require public high school teachers to have at least a bachelor’s degree. Most states require public high school teachers to have majored in a subject area, such as science or history. Teachers typically enroll in their institution’s teacher preparation program and take classes in education and child psychology as well.

In teacher education programs, prospective high school teachers learn how to present information to students and how to work with students of varying abilities and backgrounds. Programs typically include a student-teaching program, in which they work with a mentor teacher and get experience teaching students in a classroom setting. For information about teacher preparation programs in your state, visit Teach.org.

Some states require high school teachers to earn a master’s degree after earning their teaching certification and obtaining a job.

Teachers in private schools do not need to meet state requirements. However, private schools typically seek high school teachers who have a bachelor’s degree and a major in a subject area.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for secondary school teachers

All states require teachers in public schools to be licensed or certified in the specific grade level they will teach. Those who teach in private schools typically are not required to be licensed.

High school teachers typically are awarded a secondary or high school certification, which allows them to teach the 7th through the 12th grades.

Requirements for certification or licensure vary by state but generally involve the following:

  • A bachelor’s degree with a minimum grade point average
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program and supervised experience in teaching, which is typically gained through student teaching.
  • Passing a background check
  • Passing a general teaching certification test, as well as a test that demonstrates their knowledge in the subject they will teach.

For information on certification requirements in your state, visit Teach.org.

Teachers are required to complete annual professional development classes to keep their license or certification. Some states require teachers to complete a master’s degree after receiving their certification and obtaining a job.

All states offer an alternative route to certification or licensure for people who already have a bachelor’s degree but lack the education courses required for certification. Some alternative certification programs allow candidates to begin teaching immediately under the supervision of an experienced teacher. These programs cover teaching methods and child development. After they complete the program, candidates are awarded full certification. Other programs require students to take classes in education before they can teach. Students may be awarded a master’s degree after completing either type of program.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for secondary school teachers? Below we see the distribution of secondary school teachers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as secondary school teachers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$47K$33K$36K$47K$60K$63K$66K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KHigh School (0%)Some College (2%)Associate's Degree (1%)Bachelor's Degree (43%)Master's Degree (49%)Professional Deg/Doct (3%)Doctorate (1%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by secondary school teachers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as secondary school teachers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Secondary school teachers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as secondary school teachers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by secondary school teachers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Elementary and middle school teachersSecondary school teachersEducation administratorsSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and kindergarten teachersPostsecondary teachersManagers (specialized areas)CounselorsTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Secretaries and administrative assistantsLawyers, judges, and magistratesEditorsWriters and authorsMarketing and sales managersMusicians, singers, and related workersClergyFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersChief executives and legislatorsApplications and systems software developersComputer programmersComputer systems analystsComputer and information systems managersActuariesAccountants and auditorsLibrariansAthletes, coaches, umpires, and related workersRetail salespersonsRegistered nursesWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesManagement analystsTeacher assistantsPhysicians and surgeonsDentistsPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Epidemiologists and Medical/Life ScientistsClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansPharmacistsGeneral EducationEnglish Language andLiteratureArt and Music EducationSecondary TeacherEducationMathematicsLanguage and DramaEducationPhysical and HealthEducation TeachingHistoryElementary EducationBiologyAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for secondary school teachers

What jobs will most secondary school teachers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of secondary school teachers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Secondary school teachersElementary and middle school teachersTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Special Education TeachersPostsecondary teachersEducation administrators
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for secondary school teachers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 4 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as secondary school teachers as well as 1% of respondents after working as secondary school teachers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for secondary school teachers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Postsecondary teachers
172,500
$0$200K$62K
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
Special Education Teachers
38,600
$0$200K$49K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for secondary school teachers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as secondary school teachers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of secondary school teachers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for secondary school teachers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Postsecondary teachers
172,500
$0$200K$62K
1.6%
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
24.6%
Secondary school teachers
85,500
$0$200K$53K
51.4%
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
2.1%
Special Education Teachers
38,600
$0$200K$49K
2.0%
No occupation
6.0%
Read about secondary school teachers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

High school teachers typically do the following:

  • Plan lessons in the subjects they teach, such as science or history
  • Assess students to evaluate their abilities, strengths, and weaknesses
  • Teach students in full class settings or in small groups
  • Adapt lessons to any changes in class size
  • Grade students’ assignments and exams
  • Communicate with parents about students’ progress
  • Work with individual students to challenge them, to improve their abilities, and to work on their weaknesses
  • Prepare students for standardized tests required by the state
  • Develop and enforce classroom rules and administrative policies
  • Supervise students outside of the classroom—for example, during lunchtime or detention

High school teachers generally teach students from the 9th through 12th grades. They usually specialize in one subject area, such as math, science, or history. They may teach several different classes within that subject area. For example, a high school math teacher may teach courses in algebra, calculus, and/or geometry. Others may teach the same material—for example, world history—to more than one class if the school has many students taking that subject.

High school teachers may teach students from different grades throughout the day. For example, in one class they may have students from the 9th grade, and then in the next class they may have 12th-grade students. In many schools, students are divided into classes on the basis of their abilities, so teachers need to change their courses to match the students’ abilities.

When they do not have classes, teachers plan lessons, grade assignments, and meet with other teachers and staff.

Some high school teachers instruct special classes, such as art, music, physical education or English as a second language (ESL). ESL or English for speakers of other languages (ESOL) teachers work exclusively with students who are learning the English language. These students are often referred to as English language learners (ELLs). These teachers work with students individually or in groups to help them improve their English language skills and help them with assignments for other classes.

Students with learning disabilities and emotional or behavioral disorders are often taught in traditional classes. Therefore, high school teachers may work with special education teachers to adapt lessons to these students’ needs and to monitor the students’ progress.

Teachers must be comfortable with using and learning new technology. They may use websites to communicate with parents about students’ assignments, upcoming events, and grades. For students, teachers may create websites or discussion boards to present information and to expand a lesson taught in class.

Some high school teachers coach sports and advise student clubs and other groups, activities that frequently take place before or after school.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of secondary school teachers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Communication skills
Teachers must collaborate with other teachers and <a href="/ooh/education-training-and-library/special-education-teachers.htm">special education teachers</a>. In addition, teachers need to discuss students’ needs with parents and administrators.
Patience
Working with students of different abilities and backgrounds can be difficult. High school teachers must be patient when students struggle with material.
Resourcefulness
High school teachers need to explain difficult concepts in terms students can understand. In addition, they must be able to engage students in learning and adapt lessons to each student’s needs.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for secondary school teachers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) salary for secondary school teachers was higher than 68% of all other jobs' middle salaries. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for secondary school teachers are anticipated to grow by 8% over the next decade; 43% of jobs are projected to grow more.

The projected employment for secondary school teachers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most secondary school teachers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as secondary school teachers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all secondary school teachers, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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BLS for this specialty
Number of Secondary School Teachers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
Select a state to see local area details
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where secondary school teachers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for secondary school teachers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for secondary school teachers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all secondary school teachers, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

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In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Secondary School Teachers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which secondary school teachers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Secondary school teachers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

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  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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