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Middle School Teachers in Pennsylvania

Is Pennsylvania a good place for you to work as a Middle School Teacher?

5.7% Jobs Projection
$65,270 Median Salary
1,820 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Middle School Teachers in Pennsylvania are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Middle School Teachers in Pennsylvania is growing faster than average.

  • Middle School Teachers in Pennsylvania earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Middle School Teachers Work in Pennsylvania?

In 2018, there were 21,640 Middle School Teachers working in the state.

There were 25,310 Middle School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 3,670 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 8,180 Middle School Teachers working in it, which means Pennsylvania has more Middle School Teachers than average.


Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Middle School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,820 annual job openings, and 24,830 total jobs in 2026 for Middle School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 50,500 annual jobs and 677,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Middle School Teachers Make in Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Middle School Teachers ranged from $37,560 to $103,720 with $65,270 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Pennsylvania is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Pennsylvania Metros for Middle School Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Middle School Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 46,080 $79,640
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 12,760 $69,590
Pittsburgh, PA 5,200 $63,850
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 1,780 $64,070
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 1,480 $60,910
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 1,190 $58,310
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 990 $56,330
Lancaster, PA 890 $67,920
Reading, PA 740 $67,620
East Stroudsburg, PA 700 $72,150
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 610 $68,750
Williamsport, PA 430 $65,490
Erie, PA 390 $53,470
State College, PA 240 $63,400
Gettysburg, PA 90 $65,190

Top States for Middle School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Middle School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 66,470 $56,510
California 46,500 $74,840
New York 39,950 $80,790
Ohio 32,080 $62,770
Florida 30,110 $51,300
New Jersey 24,980 $69,710
Georgia 24,530 $56,860
Illinois 22,320 $60,310
Pennsylvania 21,640 $65,270
North Carolina 18,640 $46,290
Virginia 17,130 $62,330
Massachusetts 16,910 $77,160
Wisconsin 13,240 $58,260
Colorado 13,070 $50,130
Missouri 12,840 $49,310
Michigan 12,750 $65,950
Maryland 12,450 $67,200
Tennessee 12,140 $50,310
Minnesota 11,510 $58,390
Indiana 11,510 $49,900

Below are the states where Middle School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $80,790
Massachusetts $77,160
Connecticut $76,340
Rhode Island $75,250
California $74,840
Oregon $74,790
Alaska $72,640
District of Columbia $71,640
New Jersey $69,710
Maryland $67,200

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