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Teacher Jobs in Alabama

With an average starting salary of $36,198 per annum, new teachers in Alabama can enter their career at the preschool, elementary, or high school level in virtually any subject. Alabama does have a growing need for language and STEM teachers, however, openings exist beyond these roles - especially for teachers with diverse qualifications. In particular, Mobile Country Public Schools, Jefferson County Schools, and Montgomery Public Schools are key employers of their respective areas.

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Alabama Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

24,710

Salary Range

$43,050 - $61,810

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $43,050 to $61,810 a year in Alabama. There are around twenty four thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Dothan840$46,650
Decatur830$51,870
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville660$48,570
Florence, Muscle Shoals610$46,890
Gadsden450$46,140
Auburn, Opelika400$50,010
Birmingham, Hoover7$50,720
Huntsville2$50,980
Tuscaloosa1$47,010
Mobile1$45,700

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

870

Salary Range

$43,530 - $83,660

English teachers have a salary range between $43,530 to $83,660 a year in Alabama, with over 870 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tuscaloosa180$57,380
Birmingham, Hoover140$63,140
Huntsville80$54,820
Montgomery80$56,510

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

13,100

Salary Range

$43,130 - $62,690

As a high school teacher in Alabama you can expect to make between $43,130 - $62,690. There are around thirteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Florence, Muscle Shoals880$49,690
Tuscaloosa860$49,150
Montgomery840$46,680
Auburn, Opelika450$50,140
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville380$49,110
Dothan360$50,500
Gadsden230$48,370
Decatur220$51,910
Birmingham, Hoover1$50,210
Huntsville1$50,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

310

Salary Range

$52,070 - $92,200

In Alabama, a history teacher's salary may range from $52,070 to $92,200. There are around 310 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover60$69,200
Tuscaloosa40$72,920
Huntsville30$58,530
Montgomery30$61,000

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

1,200

Salary Range

$38,060 - $60,850

Kindergarten teachers in Alabama, can earn between $38,060 to $60,850 a year. There are around a thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover200$47,080
Huntsville170$33,280
Dothan70$45,730
Montgomery50$41,220
Florence, Muscle Shoals40$47,240
Decatur-$53,950
Mobile-$46,840

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

49,050

Salary Range

$38,060 - $110,930

As a math teacher in Alabama you can expect to make between $38,060 - $110,930. Alabama is home to about forty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover90$69,750
Huntsville70$58,170
Montgomery60$60,460
Tuscaloosa60$71,930

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

3,180

Salary Range

$17,870 - $68,600

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $17,870 to $68,600 a year in Alabama. Alabama is home to about three thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Huntsville370$29,710
Auburn, Opelika210$81,390
Mobile210$47,880
Montgomery210$38,070
Tuscaloosa150$88,320
Daphne, Fairhope, Foley100$27,230
Dothan50$26,750
Florence, Muscle Shoals30$40,400
Birmingham, Hoover1$24,880

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

1,550

Salary Range

$19,150 - $39,180

In Alabama, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $19,150 to $39,180, with over 1,550 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover290$26,090
Mobile170$28,670
Montgomery120$25,640
Tuscaloosa90$27,100
Auburn, Opelika40$24,530
Florence, Muscle Shoals30$23,340
Dothan-$24,850
Huntsville-$22,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

3,580

Salary Range

$28,260 - $102,440

As a school administrator in Alabama you can expect to make between $28,260 - $102,440. Alabama is home to about three thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover690$82,560
Huntsville330$77,200
Mobile310$77,720
Montgomery200$76,010
Tuscaloosa140$78,270
Daphne, Fairhope, Foley120$74,230
Florence, Muscle Shoals110$82,980
Dothan100$75,280
Auburn, Opelika90$96,810
Gadsden80$78,850

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

3,360

Salary Range

$40,790 - $70,630

School counselors in Alabama, can earn between $40,790 to $70,630 a year, with over 3,360 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover660$52,950
Mobile340$48,750
Huntsville330$54,850
Auburn, Opelika280$49,550
Tuscaloosa270$45,840
Montgomery260$52,350
Daphne, Fairhope, Foley210$44,090
Florence, Muscle Shoals120$53,080
Dothan70$54,910
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville70$51,630

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

2,100

Salary Range

$46,070 - $65,450

School librarians have a salary range between $46,070 to $65,450 a year in Alabama. Alabama is home to about two thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover520$56,360
Huntsville200$52,870
Mobile190$52,420
Montgomery180$54,870
Tuscaloosa120$48,380
Daphne, Fairhope, Foley90$52,310
Florence, Muscle Shoals50$54,710
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville50$50,040
Decatur50$56,150
Gadsden40$43,210

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

2,640

Salary Range

$35,700 - $89,040

In Alabama, a special education teacher's salary may range from $35,700 to $89,040. Alabama is home to about two thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover150$54,810
Huntsville140$47,790
Montgomery90$33,720
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville80$48,540
Dothan80$49,670
Decatur60$50,770
Tuscaloosa60$49,970
Florence, Muscle Shoals40$45,570

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Birmingham, Hoover-$50,380

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Huntsville100$51,220
Montgomery40$48,410
Tuscaloosa-$53,310

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

11,820

Salary Range

$16,770 - $20,590

In Alabama, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $16,770 to $20,590. Alabama is home to about eleven thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Huntsville810$17,130
Decatur660$19,060
Auburn, Opelika590$17,670
Dothan210$17,490
Birmingham, Hoover1$17,580
Montgomery1$17,430
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville-$17,210
Gadsden-$17,030

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

7,580

Salary Range

$17,330 - $25,180

In Alabama, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,330 to $25,180. There are around seven thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Mobile780$20,810
Huntsville700$19,490
Montgomery550$19,360
Tuscaloosa400$19,150
Dothan310$20,770
Decatur270$18,270
Florence, Muscle Shoals250$19,570
Auburn, Opelika230$19,800
Anniston, Oxford, Jacksonville230$18,690
Gadsden160$18,730

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Alabama

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Mobile County Public School System1113,412
Jefferson County School District622,210
Montgomery County Public Schools661,768
Baldwin County Board of Education471,746
Shelby County Schools361,426
Huntsville City Schools501,399
Birmingham City Schools831,398
Madison County Schools291,168
Tuscaloosa City Schools351,007
Hoover City Schools17938
Tuscaloosa City Schools26716
Decatur City Schools20673
Fort Payne City Schools15665
Lee County Schools (Alabama)14629
Elmore County Public School System15625
Calhoun County School District19616
Limestone County School District13613
Cullman County Schools29612
Etowah County School District23606
Blount County Schools17591
Autauga County School District15578
Lauderdale County Schools13562
Madison City Schools11529
Chilton County High School13525
Morgan County Schools20518
Auburn City Schools11517
Talladega County Schools18510
St. Clair County School District19507
Walker County School District23499
Dothan City Schools20487
Vestavia Hills High School8423
Houston Academy11421
Jackson County School District19420
Phenix City School District12413
Enterprise City Schools11391
Mountain Brook School System6384
Marshall County Schools16359
Gadsden City School District16347
Lawrence County School District16342
Cherokee County Schools8318
Escambia County Schools14316
Homewood City School District5312
Florence City Schools9308
Opelika City Schools9304
Alaska Bible College9304
Oxford City Schools7298
Franklin County School District9293
Monroe County School District11275
Washington County School District8270
Albertville City School District6260

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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