How Much Do School Teachers Get Paid?


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The amount that school teachers get paid depends on many variables, such as education, location, number of years of experience and the level of school being taught. The mean salary of an elementary school teacher in 2012 was $56,130, $56,280 for middle school teachers and $57,770 for high school teachers.

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Teachers who work in an educational support capacity averaged $48,730 in 2012. Those who work for state governments, such as in public schools, averaged a salary of $59,070. The highest paid locations for teachers include New York State, Rhode Island and California. New York teachers average a salary of $74,130, while Rhode Island teachers earn an average $69,780. In California, teachers average a salary of $69,330 annually.

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