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Math Teacher

What Does a Professional in this Career Do?

A Math Teacher teaches mathematics in elementary to secondary schools. Elementary school teachers focus on basic arithmetic, with some basic algebra in middle school, graduating to geometry, algebra and eventually calculus in high school.

Job Outlook

There were 1684 Math Teacher job postings in North Carolina in the past year and 30013 in the United States.

In combination with other careers in the Math Teacher industry, which includes the Math Teacher career, the following graph shows the number of people employed for each year since 2015:

Salary

Many new Math Teacher jobs have salaries estimated to be in the following ranges, based on the requirements and responsibilities listed in job postings from the past year.

National

The average estimated salary in the United States for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $60,794.

State

The average estimated salary in North Carolina for this career, based on job postings in the past year, is $57,630.

Percentiles represent the percentage that is lower than the value. For example, 25% of estimated salaries for Math Teacher postings in the United States in the past year were lower than $53,470.

Education and Experience

Posted Math Teacher jobs typically require the following level of education. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list education requirements.

Education LevelPercentage
Associate's Degree2.72%
Bachelor's Degree55.3%
Master's Degree22.28%
Doctoral Degree3.98%
Other8.02%

Posted Math Teacher jobs typically require the following number of years of experience. The numbers below are based on job postings in the United States from the past year. Not all job postings list experience requirements.

Years of ExperiencePercentage
0 to 2 years66%
3 to 5 years29.98%
6 to 8 years1.42%
9+ years2.6%

Skills

Below are listings of the most common general and specialized skills Math Teacher positions expect applicants to have as well as the most common skills that distinguish individuals from their peers. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is also listed.

Baseline Skills

A skill that is required across a broad range of occupations, including this one.

  • Mathematics (61.67%)
  • Teaching (59.89%)
  • Communication (37.08%)
  • Planning (19.84%)
  • Interpersonal Communications (15.75%)
  • Writing (15.35%)
  • Problem Solving (10.62%)
  • Management (10.1%)
  • Leadership (9.56%)
  • Research (9.39%)

Defining Skills

A core skill for this occupation, it occurs frequently in job postings.

  • Algebra (16.44%)
  • Mathematics Education (74.86%)
  • Lesson Planning (30.49%)

Necessary Skills

A skill that is requested frequently in this occupation but isn’t specific to it.

  • Classroom Management (14.57%)
  • Individualized Education Programs (IEP) (9.53%)
  • Special Education (9.36%)
  • Instructional Strategies (8.77%)
  • Educational Assessment (9.99%)
  • Advanced Mathematics (7.95%)
  • Curriculum Development (15.74%)
  • Calculus (6.85%)
  • Differentiated Instruction (9.66%)
  • Geometry (10.32%)
  • Learning Styles (11.11%)
  • Statistics (4.34%)

Distinguishing Skills

A skill that may distinguish a subset of the occupation.

  • Precalculus (3.75%)

Salary Boosting Skills

A professional who wishes to excel in this career path may consider developing the following highly valued skills. The percentage of job postings that specifically mention each skill is listed.

  • Algebra (94.94%)
  • Precalculus (21.63%)

Alternative Job Titles

Sometimes employers post jobs with Math Teacher skills but a different job title. Some common alternative job titles include:

  • Mathematics Teacher
  • High School Mathematics Teacher
  • Algebra Teacher
  • Science and Math Instructor
  • After School Math Teacher
  • Secondary Teacher
  • 7th Grade Teacher
  • 6th Grade Teacher
  • Mathematics Instructor
  • 8th Grade Teacher

Similar Occupations

If you are interested in exploring occupations with similar skills, you may want to research the following job titles. Note that we only list occupations that have at least one corresponding NC State Online and Distance Education program.

Common Employers

Here are the employers that have posted the most Math Teacher jobs in the past year along with how many they have posted.

United States

  • Clark County School District (448)
  • IDEA Public Schools (412)
  • Atlas Preparatory Academy (262)
  • Stride K12 (260)
  • Mathnasium (232)
  • Charter Schools USA (228)
  • Chicago Public Schools (227)
  • Pearson Education (213)
  • Sylvan Learning Center (159)
  • Sargent Rehabilitation Center (147)

North Carolina

  • Wake County Public Schools (76)
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (65)
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (58)
  • Charter Schools USA (32)
  • Johnston County Public Schools (29)
  • Cumberland County Schools (29)
  • Union County Public Schools (28)
  • Teach (28)
  • Durham Public Schools (26)
  • National Heritage Academies (26)

NC State Programs Relevant to this Career

If you are interested in preparing for a career in this field, the following NC State Online and Distance Education programs offer a great place to start!