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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

131,880

Salary Range

$50,500 - $71,940

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $50,500 to $71,940 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
Austin, Round Rock 9,820 $58,490
Tyler 960 $48,100
Longview 910 $51,150
Odessa 800 $51,470
Sherman, Denison 640 $49,060
Abilene 630 $48,780
San Angelo 620 $50,480
Wichita Falls 620 $46,580
Victoria 610 $52,860
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 5,460 $55,800

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

Total Employed

5,250

Salary Range

$41,290 - $100,770

English teachers have a salary range between $41,290 to $100,770 a year in Texas, with over 5,250 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Beaumont, Port Arthur 50 $46,310
Austin, Round Rock 490 $78,130
San Antonio, New Braunfels 330 $52,960
Killeen, Temple 30 $56,600
El Paso 200 $49,480
College Station, Bryan 180 $71,140
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 1,260 $82,010
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 1,050 $59,100
Tyler - $41,910

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

Learn how to become a high school teacher.

Total Employed

107,190

Salary Range

$51,550 - $75,910

As a high school teacher in Texas you can expect to make between $51,550 - $75,910. 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
Amarillo 880 $61,710
Tyler 790 $49,890
San Antonio, New Braunfels 7,860 $57,420
College Station, Bryan 710 $48,050
Austin, Round Rock 6,020 $58,690
Wichita Falls 570 $50,060
Abilene 540 $50,230
Midland 520 $57,030
Sherman, Denison 450 $53,730
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 4,030 $57,670

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

Learn how to become a history teacher.

Total Employed

2,160

Salary Range

$27,100 - $106,110

In Texas, a history teacher's salary may range from $27,100 to $106,110. There are around two thousand employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 560 $49,210
Tyler 50 $41,560
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 470 $89,550
Austin, Round Rock 190 $98,140
San Antonio, New Braunfels 100 $63,550

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

Total Employed

15,770

Salary Range

$50,110 - $69,180

Kindergarten teachers in Texas, can earn between $50,110 to $69,180 a year. There are around fifteen thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Sherman, Denison 80 $48,720
San Angelo 70 $47,710
Lubbock 60 $44,060
El Paso 450 $67,210
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 4,200 $55,290
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 3,870 $57,530
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 370 $53,400
Killeen, Temple 360 $54,540
Brownsville, Harlingen 320 $54,080
Corpus Christi 250 $64,630

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

Math teacher requirements vary by state

Total Employed

324,090

Salary Range

$40,280 - $112,760

As a math teacher in Texas you can expect to make between $40,280 - $112,760. 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
Tyler 70 $43,640
Killeen, Temple 60 $48,960
Austin, Round Rock 410 $89,880
Beaumont, Port Arthur 40 $44,610
College Station, Bryan 320 $115,640
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 1,110 $88,950
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 1,100 $53,820
Lubbock - $75,080

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

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Total Employed

13,990

Salary Range

$27,330 - $89,770

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $27,330 to $89,770 a year in Texas. Texas is home to about thirteen thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Antonio, New Braunfels 910 $49,960
Corpus Christi 90 $53,860
Tyler 80 $43,160
Brownsville, Harlingen 70 $50,690
Longview 70 $49,350
Midland 70 $35,400
Laredo 60 $48,320
San Angelo 50 $51,260
Sherman, Denison 50 $38,900
Wichita Falls 50 $52,110

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

Total Employed

33,810

Salary Range

$23,970 - $62,040

In Texas, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $23,970 to $62,040, with over 33,810 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 9,120 $39,290
El Paso 800 $45,140
Beaumont, Port Arthur 80 $40,130
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 720 $38,790
Killeen, Temple 600 $40,080
Lubbock 560 $28,680
Brownsville, Harlingen 460 $38,910
Austin, Round Rock 4,160 $34,160
Corpus Christi 360 $31,470
Tyler 360 $30,810

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

School administrator talks to a student

Total Employed

33,540

Salary Range

$36,890 - $118,640

As a school administrator in Texas you can expect to make between $36,890 - $118,640. Texas is home to about thirty three 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
Lubbock 60 $58,290
Austin, Round Rock 410 $46,380
College Station, Bryan 30 $39,150
San Antonio, New Braunfels 160 $46,640
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 1,060 $52,550
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 1,010 $49,030
Killeen, Temple 100 $64,770
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission - $34,910
Waco - $43,980

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
El Paso 860 $91,860
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 8,020 $87,810
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 6,510 $90,980
Brownsville, Harlingen 510 $80,730
Killeen, Temple 490 $77,390
Corpus Christi 440 $92,640
Beaumont, Port Arthur 420 $80,220
Waco 390 $75,890
Laredo 310 $86,850
Lubbock 310 $84,840

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

25,810

Salary Range

$47,770 - $82,190

School counselors in Texas, can earn between $47,770 to $82,190 a year, with over 25,810 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 970 $63,260
El Paso 690 $67,870
College Station, Bryan 660 $47,730
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 6,390 $64,800
Victoria 60 $53,870
Corpus Christi 590 $58,590
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 5,760 $63,960
Lubbock 480 $48,050
Brownsville, Harlingen 440 $58,880
Killeen, Temple 440 $57,130

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

Group of children smiling

Total Employed

16,360

Salary Range

$41,390 - $72,710

In Texas, a special education teacher's salary may range from $41,390 to $72,710. Texas is home to about sixteen thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
San Antonio, New Braunfels 210 $48,080
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 200 $55,260
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land - $47,330

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
Tyler 90 $49,450
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 770 $56,970
Abilene 70 $47,970
San Angelo 50 $45,440
Dallas, Fort Worth, Arlington 4,300 $58,710
Sherman, Denison 40 $53,100
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 3,740 $60,120
Killeen, Temple 340 $53,660
El Paso 290 $62,390
Brownsville, Harlingen 260 $54,370

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

Largest School Districts in Texas

School District Schools Teachers
Houston Independent School District 288 11,337
Dallas Independent School District 238 9,830
Houston Independent School District 86 6,675
Northside Independent School District 120 6,462
Austin Independent School District 133 5,899
Fort Worth Independent School District 148 5,218
Katy Independent School District 64 4,304
North East Independent School District 78 4,258
Fort Bend Independent School District 75 4,130
El Paso Independent School District 106 4,121
Arlington Independent School District 78 4,113
Houston Independent School District 82 4,036
Plano Independent School District 85 3,825
Lewisville Independent School District 72 3,705
Garland Independent School District 74 3,647
Pasadena Independent School District 70 3,540
San Antonio Independent School District 99 3,329
Conroe Independent School District 57 3,311
The Brownsville Independent School District 61 3,157
Alief Independent School District 46 3,135
Klein Independent School District 49 3,127
Round Rock Independent School District 63 3,120
Frisco Independent School District 62 3,052
Ysleta Independent School District 63 2,933
Killeen Independent School District 56 2,754
Mesquite Independent School District 48 2,529
United Independent School District 41 2,523
Clear Creek Independent School District 47 2,504
Richardson Independent School District 58 2,497
Humble Independent School District 44 2,450
Socorro Independent School District 48 2,383
Spring Independent School District 41 2,360
Irving Independent School District 40 2,351
Leander Independent School District 41 2,301
Corpus Christi Independent School District 60 2,275
Amarillo Independent School District 54 2,271
Edinburg Consolidated Independent School District 45 2,229
Spring Branch Independent School District 53 2,122
Mansfield Independent School District 43 2,105
Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District 49 2,048
Keller Independent School District 40 2,033
Lubbock Independent School District 57 1,961
La Joya Independent School District 38 1,953
Denton Independent School District 40 1,898
Ector County Independent School District 39 1,762
Grand Prairie Independent School District 42 1,756
Mckinney Independent School District 33 1,649
Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District 41 1,639
Mcallen Independent School District 34 1,633
Pflugerville Independent School District 30 1,618

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

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