What is a Massachusetts Teacher’s Salary?

How Much Does a Teacher in Massachusetts Earn?

You might wonder, “What is the Salary of a Massachusetts Teacher?” On average, $63000-$65000, but it depends of course.

If you are interested in learning how to become a teacher in Massachusetts the process is straightforward. As long as you have your degree, a good GPA, and can pass the MTEL, then you can become a licensed teacher in Massachusetts. But you might wonder, “What is the Salary of a Massachusetts Teacher?

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Requirements to be a teacher in Massachusetts:

  • bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution with at least a 3.0 GPA
  • pass the MTEL exams associated with your prospective areas of focus

Before delving into becoming a teacher, take a look at the salary range of a MA teacher. This applies to classroom teachers across the state.

How Much Does a Public School Teacher Make in Massachusetts? 

You might be asking yourself, “How much does a Public School Teacher earn in Massachusetts?” Here are some statistics as of 2020.

Salary Break Down For Public School Teachers in MA

$63,861 – $63,861 is the average Public School Teacher salary in Massachusetts as of 2020

 $55,754 is the lower salary range for teachers

$73,730is the higher salary range for teachers

A teacher’s salary really depends on your education, certifications, and primarily the number of years you have been teaching.

These salaries are taken from Salay.com 

This means teachers in Burlington, Massachusetts are the best paid teachers in Massachusetts.

Best Paid Teachers in Massachusetts

According to this news article Public schools in Burlington, a town northwest of Boston, top the list. The district paid its 310 full-time equivalent teachers a total of $31,544,308 – an average salary of $101,854. Burlington is one of five districts with six-figure averages. This means teachers in Burlington, Massachusetts are the best-paid teachers in Massachusetts.

View teacher salary information across Massachusetts

To easily compare salaries across Massachusetts, you can go to the Massachusetts Database

  • Use “District Name” to begin your search. The database will return results for partial information. For example, searching for “Boston” in the field will return all districts with “Boston” in the name.
  • To see the entire database, leave all fields blank and click the “Search.”
  • After the database performs the search, the page will reload. You may need to scroll back down the page to view the results.
  • you can sort earnings from high to low by sorting your results. Just click on the column header.

How much does a Private School or Charter Teacher Make in Massachusetts? 

Some private schools may pay much more than public schools, but most pay less.

The difference between charter schools, private schools, and public schools is vitally important for the future of our country, and therefore a political hot-button issue. But, for the purposes of understanding salary, the primary distinction between these institutions is that public school teachers have union representation, and private school teachers have their salary paid for by the students directly.

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, across the United States, private school teachers earn anything between $10,000 – $15,000 less than comparable public school positions. 

Salary Breakdown for the Average Private School Teacher in MA

The average annual salary for a Teacher Private School in Massachusetts is $48,485 a year as of 2020.

$48,485 a year

This is roughly $23 dollars an hour.

Happy Salary Negotiating!

Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL
Ingrid Maria Pimsner, MA, BA, TEFL

Ingrid Maria Pimsner has been teaching for over a decade in various universities, nonprofits, and private academies. She has taught English as a Second Language for Lutheran Children & Family Service, Nationalities Service Center, Lernstudio Barbarossa Berlin-Tegel, and more. In addition to her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification, she holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MA from Maryland Institute College of Art.