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High School Teachers in Colorado

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20.2% Jobs Projection
$51,780 Median Salary
1,670 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for High School Teachers in Colorado is growing faster than average.

  • High School Teachers in Colorado earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many High School Teachers Work in Colorado?

In 2018, there were 16,950 High School Teachers working in the state.

There were 16,750 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in CO Employment Trend

The typical state has 13,930 High School Teachers working in it, which means Colorado has more High School Teachers than average.

High School Teachers in CO vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Colorado

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. CO

Colorado Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,670 annual job openings, and 20,020 total jobs in 2026 for High School Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 79,500 annual jobs and 1,095,500 total jobs in 2026.

What do High School Teachers Make in Colorado?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $37,100 to $78,570 with $51,780 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: CO vs. National Average

Top Colorado Metros for High School Teachers

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

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 8,260 $56,680
Colorado Springs, CO 2,520 $47,930
Boulder, CO 1,210 $62,550
Fort Collins, CO 1,040 $52,140
Greeley, CO 740 $49,210
Pueblo, CO 460 $48,210
Grand Junction, CO 370 $49,280

Top States for High School Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most High School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 112,960 $82,670
Texas 110,420 $57,800
New York 74,830 $81,290
Ohio 52,240 $61,740
Pennsylvania 50,460 $62,990
Florida 47,960 $52,120
Illinois 43,720 $67,680
New Jersey 29,140 $74,700
Missouri 27,930 $48,170
Georgia 27,620 $57,430
Virginia 26,830 $63,990
Massachusetts 26,420 $77,830
North Carolina 25,240 $46,760
Michigan 24,130 $62,040
Minnesota 20,940 $61,570
Tennessee 20,190 $52,020
Wisconsin 20,070 $56,700
Indiana 19,690 $50,420
Maryland 19,330 $71,170
Arizona 17,200 $46,940

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

State Annual Median Salary
California $82,670
New York $81,290
Massachusetts $77,830
Connecticut $76,770
Alaska $75,780
New Jersey $74,700
Rhode Island $73,460
Oregon $71,910
Maryland $71,170
Washington $68,740

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Occupation CO Employment Total
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 750

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