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Want to work in Texas as a High School Teacher? Read this first!

20.6% Jobs Projection
$57,800 Median Salary
10,130 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Texas?

In Texas, there were 110,420 people working as High School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 113,120 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,700 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

High School Teachers in TX Employment Trend

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

High School Teachers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.

Job Projections for High School Teachers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 10,130 annual job openings, and a total of 127,940 jobs for Texas 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $42,670 to $76,970 with $57,800 being the median annual salary.

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

High School Teachers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,110 $59,660
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 27,530 $59,670
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 7,740 $58,210
Austin-Round Rock, TX 7,330 $58,570
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 4,170 $56,140
El Paso, TX 3,370 $67,530
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,320 $52,470
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 1,460 $49,360
Corpus Christi, TX 1,420 $64,890
Killeen-Temple, TX 1,330 $48,010
Lubbock, TX 1,310 $49,500
Laredo, TX 1,130 $59,910
Longview, TX 1,040 $54,130
Amarillo, TX 980 $56,270
Waco, TX 970 $50,840
College Station-Bryan, TX 650 $47,990
Texarkana, TX-AR 640 $48,480
Wichita Falls, TX 620 $51,190
Tyler, TX 600 $51,330
Abilene, TX 590 $47,870
Sherman-Denison, TX 460 $58,780
San Angelo, TX 440 $49,790
Victoria, TX 420 $49,170

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 TX Employment Total
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