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Considering a career as a High School Teacher in Iowa?

7.4% Jobs Projection
$56,040 Median Salary
1,090 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 13,010 workers employed as High School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 13,030 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 20 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in IA Employment Trend

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

High School Teachers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,090 annual job openings, and a total of 15,070 jobs for Iowa High School Teachers in 2026.

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

What do High School Teachers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $37,100 to $78,450 with $56,040 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 3,320 $57,590
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 2,070 $62,490
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,610 $59,350
Cedar Rapids, IA 860 $54,540
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 750 $57,460
Dubuque, IA 710 $55,280
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 590 $52,890
Iowa City, IA 580 $55,190
Ames, IA 240 $64,560

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 IA Employment Total
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