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Teacher Jobs in Texas

New teachers in Texas make $38,091 during their first year of employment. Teacher salary increases at a steady rate over the first few years as teachers gain years of experience and additional professional certifications. Texas is actively recruiting teachers to fill shortages in necessary subjects like languages, STEM subjects, and special education from kindergarten to grade 12. Teachers are encouraged to apply to more populous districts like Houston Independent School District, Dallas Independent School District, and Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in order to speed the hiring process.

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Texas Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

144,980

Salary Range

$46,240 - $72,790

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $46,240 to $72,790 a year in Texas. There are around ninety thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Midland950$51,790
Wichita Falls930$47,090
Abilene830$47,920
Sherman, Denison830$60,450
Texarkana750$46,200
San Angelo550$44,180
Victoria490$46,430
Odessa470$50,850
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land35$59,610
Dallas, Plano, Irving26$57,410

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

Total Employed

5,660

Salary Range

$43,180 - $128,010

English teachers have a salary range between $43,180 to $128,010 a year in Texas, with over 5,660 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Dallas, Plano, Irving980$78,550
Fort Worth, Arlington420$51,760
Austin, Round Rock410$65,890
San Antonio, New Braunfels360$70,330
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission310$68,220
El Paso200$84,980
Amarillo100$51,570
Tyler70$58,190
Beaumont, Port Arthur50$48,880
Killeen, Temple40$54,420

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

106,870

Salary Range

$46,790 - $74,390

As a high school teacher in Texas you can expect to make between $46,790 - $74,390. There are around ninety thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Longview950$47,580
College Station, Bryan900$48,360
Laredo870$59,430
Texarkana790$47,690
Abilene710$47,940
Wichita Falls600$50,680
San Angelo520$44,160
Sherman, Denison510$57,580
Tyler420$49,570
Midland410$52,450

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

Total Employed

2,340

Salary Range

$45,710 - $130,580

In Texas, a history teacher's salary may range from $45,710 to $130,580. There are around two thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land600$88,330
Dallas, Plano, Irving490$87,120
Fort Worth, Arlington180$53,520
Austin, Round Rock150$88,840
San Antonio, New Braunfels130$70,020
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission50$48,360
Tyler30$67,800

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

Total Employed

15,490

Salary Range

$43,760 - $73,100

Kindergarten teachers in Texas, can earn between $43,760 to $73,100 a year. There are around fifteen thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Austin, Round Rock870$46,940
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission530$55,410
El Paso340$51,550
Brownsville, Harlingen290$48,520
Corpus Christi260$61,260
Midland150$50,940
Waco140$49,530
Odessa130$48,460
Killeen, Temple100$44,010
College Station, Bryan100$44,630

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

Total Employed

344,000

Salary Range

$43,760 - $128,370

As a math teacher in Texas you can expect to make between $43,760 - $128,370. Texas is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Dallas, Plano, Irving590$86,000
San Antonio, New Braunfels400$71,280
Austin, Round Rock300$80,950
El Paso170$78,210
Corpus Christi100$66,440
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission90$65,740
Amarillo80$59,870
Tyler50$65,710
Killeen, Temple50$57,550
Beaumont, Port Arthur40$50,560

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

Total Employed

12,380

Salary Range

$24,170 - $89,880

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $24,170 to $89,880 a year in Texas. Texas is home to about twelve thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Fort Worth, Arlington770$48,490
El Paso500$29,620
Midland310$50,280
Lubbock240$77,780
Waco210$73,790
College Station, Bryan170-
Laredo170$50,310
Amarillo160$58,770
Abilene150$41,950
Odessa130$56,500

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

Total Employed

27,140

Salary Range

$20,700 - $62,520

In Texas, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $20,700 to $62,520, with over 27,140 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission680$37,050
El Paso400$28,150
Brownsville, Harlingen270$42,620
Laredo230$47,930
Killeen, Temple230$30,030
Waco210$33,250
Lubbock200$23,810
College Station, Bryan190$29,300
Longview180$36,420
Wichita Falls130$30,840

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

Total Employed

27,320

Salary Range

$33,410 - $108,750

As a school administrator in Texas you can expect to make between $33,410 - $108,750. Texas is home to about twenty seven thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land820$51,140
Dallas, Plano, Irving450$44,540
Austin, Round Rock280$43,230
San Antonio, New Braunfels200$49,980
Fort Worth, Arlington150$58,860
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission60$37,940
Corpus Christi40$47,980
Killeen, Temple-$49,090

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission870$84,280
Killeen, Temple420$72,290
Corpus Christi410$84,970
Waco310$77,290
Beaumont, Port Arthur310$74,440
Lubbock300$78,720
Laredo270$86,930
Longview250$76,340
Amarillo240$73,690
Tyler200$75,080

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

23,890

Salary Range

$46,490 - $79,910

School counselors in Texas, can earn between $46,490 to $79,910 a year, with over 23,890 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission900$61,860
El Paso850$56,500
College Station, Bryan620$47,690
Lubbock520$43,530
Killeen, Temple470$50,720
Brownsville, Harlingen430$58,590
Corpus Christi410$55,900
Waco390$53,360
Amarillo270$52,340
Beaumont, Port Arthur250$49,670

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

10,370

Salary Range

$49,920 - $79,160

School librarians have a salary range between $49,920 to $79,160 a year in Texas. Texas is home to about ten thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Austin, Round Rock920$63,490
Fort Worth, Arlington890$59,110
San Antonio, New Braunfels850$58,980
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission380$62,390
El Paso340$59,440
Waco170$50,780
Brownsville, Harlingen160$57,370
Killeen, Temple160$51,560
Lubbock150$60,000
Corpus Christi130$62,180

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

Total Employed

29,050

Salary Range

$47,270 - $76,800

In Texas, a special education teacher's salary may range from $47,270 to $76,800. Texas is home to about twenty nine thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land280$62,050
Dallas, Plano, Irving250$59,300
Austin, Round Rock180$48,320
San Antonio, New Braunfels170$56,770
Fort Worth, Arlington130$52,360
El Paso90$52,870
Lubbock-$47,990

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Austin, Round Rock980$54,780
Fort Worth, Arlington720$47,970
El Paso270$50,210
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission270$54,910
Brownsville, Harlingen250$50,020
Corpus Christi220$58,160
Killeen, Temple190$47,410
Tyler110$47,370
College Station, Bryan90$45,000
Wichita Falls80$46,370

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
San Antonio, New Braunfels800$58,960
Austin, Round Rock680$53,500
Fort Worth, Arlington280$53,770
El Paso180$49,470
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission170$56,530
Brownsville, Harlingen140$51,320
Corpus Christi130$61,180
Killeen, Temple100$47,890
Waco40$50,300
Beaumont, Port Arthur40$52,800

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
Fort Worth, Arlington830$63,800
El Paso320$51,520
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission290$57,320
Laredo190$65,490
Killeen, Temple180$48,600
Brownsville, Harlingen180$56,010
Corpus Christi170$61,040
Amarillo150$56,490
Longview110$44,770
Beaumont, Port Arthur60$51,580

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

Total Employed

64,830

Salary Range

$19,690 - $30,070

In Texas, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $19,690 to $30,070. Texas is home to about sixty thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tyler700-
College Station, Bryan660$22,390
Amarillo660$20,810
Abilene570$24,230
Waco470$21,120
San Angelo460$22,960
Killeen, Temple420$18,300
Longview380$21,200
Midland350$22,940
Sherman, Denison220$23,550

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

Total Employed

84,270

Salary Range

$18,220 - $31,220

In Texas, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $18,220 to $31,220. There are around eighty thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Waco920$22,650
College Station, Bryan840$21,310
Tyler830$22,410
Longview760$19,540
Amarillo730$23,270
Abilene600$19,190
Wichita Falls570$19,160
Texarkana470$21,840
Victoria430$21,890
Odessa400$18,990

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

Largest School Districts in Texas

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Houston Independent School District28811,337
Dallas Independent School District2389,830
Houston Independent School District866,675
Northside Independent School District1206,462
Austin Independent School District1335,899
Fort Worth Independent School District1485,218
Katy Independent School District644,304
North East Independent School District784,258
Fort Bend Independent School District754,130
El Paso Independent School District1064,121
Arlington Independent School District784,113
Houston Independent School District824,036
Plano Independent School District853,825
Lewisville Independent School District723,705
Garland Independent School District743,647
Pasadena Independent School District703,540
San Antonio Independent School District993,329
Conroe Independent School District573,311
The Brownsville Independent School District613,157
Alief Independent School District463,135
Klein Independent School District493,127
Round Rock Independent School District633,120
Frisco Independent School District623,052
Ysleta Independent School District632,933
Killeen Independent School District562,754
Mesquite Independent School District482,529
United Independent School District412,523
Clear Creek Independent School District472,504
Richardson Independent School District582,497
Humble Independent School District442,450
Socorro Independent School District482,383
Spring Independent School District412,360
Irving Independent School District402,351
Leander Independent School District412,301
Corpus Christi Independent School District602,275
Amarillo Independent School District542,271
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District452,229
Spring Branch Independent School District532,122
Mansfield Independent School District432,105
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District492,048
Keller Independent School District402,033
Lubbock Independent School District571,961
La Joya Independent School District381,953
Denton Independent School District401,898
Ector County Independent School District391,762
Grand Prairie Independent School District421,756
Mckinney Independent School District331,649
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District411,639
Mcallen Independent School District341,633
Pflugerville Independent School District301,618

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

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