Salary for Elementary School Teachers

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.

A Elementary School Teacher will normally receive an average salary on a scale from $40,030 to $100,480 depending on seniority levels. Elementary School Teachers will normally receive a salary of sixty-five thousand four hundred and twenty dollars annually.

Elementary School Teachers make the most money in California, where they can get average job salaries of near $85,110. This group of people have the highest pay levels in Public Administration, where they can earn wages of $77,830.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 20.10 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Elementary School Teachers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
$77,830
Educational Services
$65,460
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,210
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$52,050
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,340

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,340
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$52,050
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$56,210
Educational Services
$65,460
Public Administration
$77,830