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5.3% Jobs Projection
$48,170 Median Salary
1,930 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many High School Teachers Work in Missouri?

In Missouri, there were 27,930 people working as High School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 27,550 High School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 380 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Missouri

Jobs for High School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.5%.


Missouri Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 1,930 annual job openings, and a total of 27,020 jobs for Missouri 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 Missouri?

In 2018 wages for High School Teachers ranged from $33,190 to $85,350 with $48,170 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Missouri 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
St. Louis, MO-IL 10,570 $57,670
Kansas City, MO-KS 10,110 $51,890
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 2,370 $57,160
Joplin, MO 1,030 $43,610
St. Joseph, MO-KS 770 $46,500
Jefferson City, MO 670 $38,550
Cape Girardeau, MO-IL 440 $45,200

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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