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How much do secondary school teachers earn?

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While secondary teacher salaries depend largely on the state in which the teacher works, the national average salary for teachers in 2013 was $58,260, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Teacher salary is largely dependent on the teacher's years of experience and educational credentials.

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The bottom 10 percent of teachers on the pay scale made an average of $37,230 per year, while the top 10 percent of teachers on the pay scale made an average of $86,720 per year. The state with the lowest teacher salary in 2013 was South Dakota, with an average teacher salary of $39,580. The state with the highest teacher salary was Connecticut, with an average teacher salary of $69,766.

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