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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

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
Midland 950 $51,790
Wichita Falls 930 $47,090
Abilene 830 $47,920
Sherman, Denison 830 $60,450
Texarkana 750 $46,200
San Angelo 550 $44,180
Victoria 490 $46,430
Odessa 470 $50,850
Houston, The Woodlands, Sugar Land 35 $59,610
Dallas, Plano, Irving 26 $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, Irving 980 $78,550
Fort Worth, Arlington 420 $51,760
Austin, Round Rock 410 $65,890
San Antonio, New Braunfels 360 $70,330
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 310 $68,220
El Paso 200 $84,980
Amarillo 100 $51,570
Tyler 70 $58,190
Beaumont, Port Arthur 50 $48,880
Killeen, Temple 40 $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
Longview 950 $47,580
College Station, Bryan 900 $48,360
Laredo 870 $59,430
Texarkana 790 $47,690
Abilene 710 $47,940
Wichita Falls 600 $50,680
San Angelo 520 $44,160
Sherman, Denison 510 $57,580
Tyler 420 $49,570
Midland 410 $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 Land 600 $88,330
Dallas, Plano, Irving 490 $87,120
Fort Worth, Arlington 180 $53,520
Austin, Round Rock 150 $88,840
San Antonio, New Braunfels 130 $70,020
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 50 $48,360
Tyler 30 $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 Rock 870 $46,940
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 530 $55,410
El Paso 340 $51,550
Brownsville, Harlingen 290 $48,520
Corpus Christi 260 $61,260
Midland 150 $50,940
Waco 140 $49,530
Odessa 130 $48,460
Killeen, Temple 100 $44,010
College Station, Bryan 100 $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, Irving 590 $86,000
San Antonio, New Braunfels 400 $71,280
Austin, Round Rock 300 $80,950
El Paso 170 $78,210
Corpus Christi 100 $66,440
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 90 $65,740
Amarillo 80 $59,870
Tyler 50 $65,710
Killeen, Temple 50 $57,550
Beaumont, Port Arthur 40 $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, Arlington 770 $48,490
El Paso 500 $29,620
Midland 310 $50,280
Lubbock 240 $77,780
Waco 210 $73,790
College Station, Bryan 170 -
Laredo 170 $50,310
Amarillo 160 $58,770
Abilene 150 $41,950
Odessa 130 $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, Mission 680 $37,050
El Paso 400 $28,150
Brownsville, Harlingen 270 $42,620
Laredo 230 $47,930
Killeen, Temple 230 $30,030
Waco 210 $33,250
Lubbock 200 $23,810
College Station, Bryan 190 $29,300
Longview 180 $36,420
Wichita Falls 130 $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 Land 820 $51,140
Dallas, Plano, Irving 450 $44,540
Austin, Round Rock 280 $43,230
San Antonio, New Braunfels 200 $49,980
Fort Worth, Arlington 150 $58,860
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 60 $37,940
Corpus Christi 40 $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, Mission 870 $84,280
Killeen, Temple 420 $72,290
Corpus Christi 410 $84,970
Waco 310 $77,290
Beaumont, Port Arthur 310 $74,440
Lubbock 300 $78,720
Laredo 270 $86,930
Longview 250 $76,340
Amarillo 240 $73,690
Tyler 200 $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, Mission 900 $61,860
El Paso 850 $56,500
College Station, Bryan 620 $47,690
Lubbock 520 $43,530
Killeen, Temple 470 $50,720
Brownsville, Harlingen 430 $58,590
Corpus Christi 410 $55,900
Waco 390 $53,360
Amarillo 270 $52,340
Beaumont, Port Arthur 250 $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 Rock 920 $63,490
Fort Worth, Arlington 890 $59,110
San Antonio, New Braunfels 850 $58,980
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 380 $62,390
El Paso 340 $59,440
Waco 170 $50,780
Brownsville, Harlingen 160 $57,370
Killeen, Temple 160 $51,560
Lubbock 150 $60,000
Corpus Christi 130 $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 Land 280 $62,050
Dallas, Plano, Irving 250 $59,300
Austin, Round Rock 180 $48,320
San Antonio, New Braunfels 170 $56,770
Fort Worth, Arlington 130 $52,360
El Paso 90 $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 Rock 980 $54,780
Fort Worth, Arlington 720 $47,970
El Paso 270 $50,210
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 270 $54,910
Brownsville, Harlingen 250 $50,020
Corpus Christi 220 $58,160
Killeen, Temple 190 $47,410
Tyler 110 $47,370
College Station, Bryan 90 $45,000
Wichita Falls 80 $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 Braunfels 800 $58,960
Austin, Round Rock 680 $53,500
Fort Worth, Arlington 280 $53,770
El Paso 180 $49,470
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 170 $56,530
Brownsville, Harlingen 140 $51,320
Corpus Christi 130 $61,180
Killeen, Temple 100 $47,890
Waco 40 $50,300
Beaumont, Port Arthur 40 $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, Arlington 830 $63,800
El Paso 320 $51,520
McAllen, Edinburg, Mission 290 $57,320
Laredo 190 $65,490
Killeen, Temple 180 $48,600
Brownsville, Harlingen 180 $56,010
Corpus Christi 170 $61,040
Amarillo 150 $56,490
Longview 110 $44,770
Beaumont, Port Arthur 60 $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
Tyler 700 -
College Station, Bryan 660 $22,390
Amarillo 660 $20,810
Abilene 570 $24,230
Waco 470 $21,120
San Angelo 460 $22,960
Killeen, Temple 420 $18,300
Longview 380 $21,200
Midland 350 $22,940
Sherman, Denison 220 $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
Waco 920 $22,650
College Station, Bryan 840 $21,310
Tyler 830 $22,410
Longview 760 $19,540
Amarillo 730 $23,270
Abilene 600 $19,190
Wichita Falls 570 $19,160
Texarkana 470 $21,840
Victoria 430 $21,890
Odessa 400 $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 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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