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High School Teachers in Virginia

Is Virginia a good place for you to work as a High School Teacher?

11.7% Jobs Projection
$63,990 Median Salary
2,110 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 26,830 workers employed as High School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 27,030 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.7% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,110 annual job openings, and 28,210 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $42,550 to $104,270 with $63,990 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 21,340 $75,620
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 4,770 $68,820
Richmond, VA 3,980 $57,050
Roanoke, VA 1,130 $50,190
Charlottesville, VA 820 $64,050
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 810 $52,800
Lynchburg, VA 770 $48,990
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 490 $53,320
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 390 $46,660

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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