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Teacher Jobs in Arizona

Arizona is experiencing a teacher shortage. While passionate and certified teachers are required across grade levels, Arizona's need centers around foreign languages, math, sciences, and special education, predominately from grades 6 - 12. With a starting wage of $31,874 Arizona teachers are able to start on their career path. Salary increases come at regular intervals. Some of the biggest school districts in the state are Mesa Public Schools, Tucson Unified School District, and Chandler Unified School District.

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Arizona Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

22,320

Salary Range

$35,410 - $58,400

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $35,410 to $58,400 a year in Arizona. There are around twenty two thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Yuma 960 $42,410
Flagstaff 520 $42,730
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 480 $36,120
Prescott 440 $42,000
Sierra Vista, Douglas 400 $42,930
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 15 $43,730
Tucson 2 $39,420

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

Total Employed

690

Salary Range

$40,330 - $120,120

English teachers have a salary range between $40,330 to $120,120 a year in Arizona, with over 690 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale - $71,140

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

15,180

Salary Range

$38,200 - $67,570

As a high school teacher in Arizona you can expect to make between $38,200 - $67,570. There are around fifteen thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Prescott 500 $44,730
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 330 $43,240
Sierra Vista, Douglas 290 $41,340
Flagstaff 260 $48,780
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 10 $50,360
Tucson 2 $40,080
Yuma - $45,540

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

Total Employed

180

Salary Range

$39,100 - $117,050

In Arizona, a history teacher's salary may range from $39,100 to $117,050. There are around 180 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

Total Employed

3,230

Salary Range

$35,340 - $57,480

Kindergarten teachers in Arizona, can earn between $35,340 to $57,480 a year. There are around three thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tucson 310 $38,040
Yuma 170 $39,580
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 110 $31,480
Flagstaff 100 $43,450
Prescott 60 $43,840
Sierra Vista, Douglas 60 $46,340
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 2 $42,920

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

Total Employed

51,580

Salary Range

$35,340 - $138,990

As a math teacher in Arizona you can expect to make between $35,340 - $138,990. Arizona is home to about fifty thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 420 -

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

Total Employed

2,970

Salary Range

$19,390 - $62,570

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $19,390 to $62,570 a year in Arizona. Arizona is home to about two thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tucson 610 $41,150
Flagstaff 100 $35,640
Prescott 70 $31,400
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 2 $34,680

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

Total Employed

7,170

Salary Range

$20,350 - $41,470

In Arizona, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $20,350 to $41,470, with over 7,170 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Yuma 210 $24,740
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 140 $29,580
Flagstaff 130 $31,220
Sierra Vista, Douglas 60 $26,140
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 5 $27,980
Tucson 1 $26,550
Prescott - $29,080

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

Total Employed

5,400

Salary Range

$32,060 - $102,910

As a school administrator in Arizona you can expect to make between $32,060 - $102,910. Arizona is home to about five 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
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 560 $39,790
Tucson 120 $44,910

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
Tucson 740 $69,590
Prescott 160 $68,460
Flagstaff 140 $73,170
Yuma 140 $71,410
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 120 $82,890
Sierra Vista, Douglas 90 $78,160
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 2 $77,380

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

7,710

Salary Range

$37,400 - $73,520

School counselors in Arizona, can earn between $37,400 to $73,520 a year, with over 7,710 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Flagstaff 210 $42,050
Prescott 210 $46,450
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 80 $41,520
Sierra Vista, Douglas 80 $62,520
Yuma 80 $44,890
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 5 $56,120
Tucson 1 $39,540

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

1,800

Salary Range

$30,850 - $71,370

School librarians have a salary range between $30,850 to $71,370 a year in Arizona. Arizona is home to about a thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Tucson 260 $53,230
Flagstaff 100 $43,970
Prescott 70 $48,670
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 40 $36,730
Sierra Vista, Douglas 40 $42,860
Yuma 40 $46,770
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 1 $45,830

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

Total Employed

7,140

Salary Range

$32,250 - $75,080

In Arizona, a special education teacher's salary may range from $32,250 to $75,080. Arizona is home to about seven thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 230 $51,220

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
Tucson 430 $41,510
Yuma 140 $41,300
Flagstaff 80 $40,130
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 60 $35,000
Sierra Vista, Douglas 40 $43,300
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 2 $45,980

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
Tucson 250 $43,180
Flagstaff 30 $44,650
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 1 $41,670

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
Tucson 450 $47,930
Flagstaff 90 $55,670
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 30 $39,690
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 1 $52,340

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

Total Employed

5,340

Salary Range

$22,650 - $37,990

In Arizona, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $22,650 to $37,990. Arizona is home to about five thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 3 $28,220
Tucson 1 $27,460
Prescott - $26,360

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

Total Employed

23,290

Salary Range

$20,870 - $31,420

In Arizona, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $20,870 to $31,420. There are around twenty three thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Yuma 980 $22,600
Prescott 660 $24,280
Flagstaff 600 $24,100
Lake Havasu City, Kingman 470 $23,580
Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale 15 $25,200
Tucson 3 $24,510

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

Largest School Districts in Arizona

School District Schools Teachers
Mesa Public Schools 89 3,306
Tucson Unified School District 118 2,594
Chandler Unified School District 43 2,116
Gilbert Public Schools 43 2,055
Peoria Unified School District 41 1,854
Paradise Valley Unified School District 49 1,745
Deer Valley Unified School District 38 1,732
Dysart Unified School District 25 1,310
Phoenix Union High School District 16 1,308
Scottsdale Unified School District 35 1,292
Washington Elementary School District 32 1,228
Kyrene School District 26 963
Cartwright Elementary School District 23 925
Sunnyside Unified School District 23 869
Amphitheater Public Schools 22 838
Glendale Union High School District 17 731
Tempe Elementary School District 23 717
Glendale Union High School District 10 713
Marana Unified School District 19 656
Tempe Union High School District 8 646
Vail Unified School District 19 597
Alhambra Elementary School District 15 591
Flagstaff Unified School District 20 567
Higley Unified School District 13 527
Roosevelt Elementary School District 20 484
Litchfield Elementary District 14 476
Yuma Union High School District 18 449
Pendergast Elementary School District 15 444
Yuma Union High School District 7 417
Tolleson Union High School District 7 409
Phoenix Elementary School District 16 390
Florence Unified School District 12 377
Creighton Elementary School District 10 361
Casa Grande Elementary School District 13 354
Isaac Elementary School District 11 348
Agua Fria Union High School District 4 325
Kingman Unified School District 12 313
Littleton Elementary District 7 302
Sahuarita Unified District 8 302
Flowing Wells Unified District 11 299
Humboldt Unified District 11 291
Madison Elementary District 8 287
Crane Elementary District 12 281
Sierra Vista Unified District 9 280
Laveen Elementary District 7 280
Nogales Unified District 11 278
Maricopa Unified School District 12 270
Cave Creek Unified District 9 266
Catalina Foothills Unified District 8 263
Apache Junction Unified District 8 262

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

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