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High School Teachers in Pennsylvania

Considering a career as a High School Teacher in Pennsylvania?

5.5% Jobs Projection
$62,990 Median Salary
3,240 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Pennsylvania?

There were approximately 50,460 workers employed as High School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 47,140 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in PA Employment Trend

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

High School Teachers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.5% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 3,240 annual job openings, and 45,360 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $41,340 to $94,730 with $62,990 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 69,130 $85,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,870 $64,490
Pittsburgh, PA 10,170 $64,790
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 2,730 $70,080
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2,190 $56,740
Lancaster, PA 2,130 $64,320
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,100 $56,420
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 1,710 $64,720
York-Hanover, PA 1,420 $64,360
Reading, PA 1,200 $68,300
Erie, PA 940 $51,500
Johnstown, PA 860 $55,080
East Stroudsburg, PA 760 $74,570
Lebanon, PA 590 $68,880
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 510 $61,800
Altoona, PA 500 $55,420
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 370 $65,840
State College, PA 270 $62,930
Gettysburg, PA 250 $70,710

Top States for High School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see 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 PA Employment Total
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Secondary School 3,560


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