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Teaching candidates pursuing teaching certification in Idaho are usually interested in knowing what kind of salary they can expect once their professional requirements have been met. While salaries for holding an Idaho teaching license can vary considerably based on level of experience and location, average salary figures often help those interested in becoming a teacher in Idaho get a better idea of what to plan on in terms of pay. Check out these statistics on teaching salaries at public schools in the state of Idaho before fulfilling the teaching requirements in Idaho.

According to the Idaho State Department of Education, the average annual salary for an elementary school teacher in a public school in the state during the 2008-2009 school year was $45,055. Secondary teachers during that same year earned an average of $45,311. In May 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that those salary figures had grown to $47,770 and $46,030, respectively. In addition, this agency listed the average annual salary for middle school teachers with an Idaho teaching license at $51,260. For an Idaho certified teacher, these figures will vary based on level of experience and location of the school.

The following figures show average salaries for teachers in Idaho, as compared to those in the rest of the country.

Occupation Annual mean wage in Idaho Annual mean wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $62,120 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary $70,400 $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $50,450 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $51,240 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $43,700 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $26,600 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $42,050 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $46,260 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $45,830 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $46,510 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $43,230 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $48,980 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $49,180 $39,370

The information below shows how much Idaho teachers can expect to earn in the three biggest cities in the state, according to the most current statistical data.

City Annual mean wage
Boise City – Nampa, ID $37,180
Idaho Fall, ID $31,780
Pocatello, ID $41,530

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