Salary for Elementary School Teachers (not including Special Education)

Also known as:  3rd Grade Reading Teacher, 4th Grade Math Teacher, Elementary School Band Director, Elementary School Teacher, Grades 1 Thru 5 Teacher

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Teachers at the elementary school level communicate with parents regarding the progress and behavior of their children, and tailor lessons in areas such as academics, social and formative skills to the needs of the children in their classrooms. They may work with students individually or in groups, and provide a wide variety of activities and resources for children to explore as part of structured activities or in free play periods. A Bachelor's degree is the minimum education required, although many elementary school teachers also hold Master's degrees.

An Elementary School Teacher usually gets an average wage of between 32000 to 48000 based on tenure and industry expertise. Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education usually receive an average salary of Forty Three Thousand Eight Hundred dollars every year.

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education are paid the highest in Rhode Island, where they can receive average compensation of about $68410. This group of people have the best average pay in Public Administration, where they receive salary pay of $54360.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 4.25 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Elementary School Teachers (not including Special Education) tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $54,360
Public Administration $52,140
Health Care and Social Assistance $51,620
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,480
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Other Services (except Public Administration) $43,480
Health Care and Social Assistance $51,620
Public Administration $52,140
Educational Services $54,360
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