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High School Teachers in Arizona

Considering a career as a High School Teacher in Arizona?

9.9% Jobs Projection
$46,940 Median Salary
1,400 Job Openings

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

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

  • High School Teachers in Arizona earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many High School Teachers Work in Arizona?

There were approximately 17,200 workers employed as High School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 16,910 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 290 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Arizona

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.9% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


Arizona Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,400 annual job openings, and 18,900 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 Arizona?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $33,540 to $68,870 with $46,940 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Arizona 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
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 12,380 $49,000
Tucson, AZ 2,450 $39,010
Prescott, AZ 350 $45,540
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ 260 n/a
Sierra Vista-Douglas, AZ 210 $38,670
Flagstaff, AZ 130 $47,270

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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