The average annual pay for teachers in the United States for 2011-2012 was $55,418, according to The Daily Tar Heel. Divide that figure by 180 days of in-school instruction and the average daily pay of a teacher in the United States was slightly less than $308 in 2011-2012.
The average starting salary for teachers in 2012-2013 was $36,141, which correlates to a daily pay of $201. The median annual salary for high school teachers in 2012 was $55,050 and $53,090 for elementary school teachers. Those figures amount to daily pay of $306 and $295 for high school and elementary school teachers in 2012, respectively.