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The Vermont Department of Education reported that the average annual salary of a Vermont certified teacher was $51,378 in 2010. Since school district location and certification area can affect salary, individuals interested in becoming a teacher in Vermont should take the potential for significant variance into consideration. Additional factors such as degree level and years of classroom experience will determine the salary of a teacher who has recently satisfied the teaching requirements in Vermont.

Individuals interested in earning teaching certification in Vermont may find the following table beneficial. It contains U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data comparing Vermont-specific salary data with U.S. averages. The table includes average annual mean wages for elementary, middle, and high school; special education; and postsecondary teachers.

Occupation Annual Mean Wage in Vermont Annual Mean Wage in U.S.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary $84,280 $119,410
Physics Teachers Postsecondary N/A $90,570
Psychology Teachers Postsecondary $75,860 $76,060
Education Teachers Postsecondary $71,210 $65,630
English Language and Literature Teachers Postsecondary $75,860 $68,360
Preschool Teachers Except Special Education $32,180 $31,420
Kindergarten Teachers Except Special Education $52,330 $52,840
Elementary School Teachers Except Special Education $53,220 $56,320
Middle School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $54,110 $56,630
Secondary School Teachers Except Special and Career/Technical Education $54,350 $58,260
Special Education Teachers Kindergarten and Elementary School $52,130 $56,690
Special Education Teachers Middle School $55,360 $39,370
Special Education Teachers Secondary School $53,680 $39,370

Another thing that may affect how much a teacher is paid is the region of the state in which the teaching occurs. The following spreadsheet compares teaching salaries in a few major metropolitan areas of the state, showing that pay is comparable in most regions.

City Annual mean wage
Burlington-South Burlington, VT $54,370
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $48,800
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area $43,060

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