Teacher Job Outlook

 

The typical work environment for a teacher is in a classroom setting. 

 Careers and Salaries

Below you will find 2015 median annual salaries for teachers:

  • Preschool Teachers: $28,570
  • Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers: $54,550
  • Middle School Teachers: $55,860
  • High School Teachers: $57,200
  • Adult Literacy and High School Equivalency Diploma Teachers: $50,280
  • Special Education Teachers: $56,800

Job Outlook

  • Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of middle school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024.
  • Employment of high school teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of adult literacy and high school equivalency diploma teachers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2014 to 2024. 
  • Employment of special education teachers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2014 to 2024.

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-2017 Edition