The average salary for an elementary school teacher in the United States is around $54,982 per year.
Elementary school teachers earn an average yearly salary of $54,982.
Wages typically start from $35,954 and go up to $84,079.
12% below national average Updated in 2019
Elementary school teacher earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Elementary school teacher salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
How much does an Elementary School Teacher earn?
While elementary school teachers’ wages should perhaps be higher than they are, many teachers are making a comfortable salary, depending on where they live. Urban areas tend to offer higher elementary school salaries, but the cost of living is also higher. While you may earn less in a rural area, you’ll probably spend less for rent, food, gas, and other expenses. The highest paid in the elementary school teacher profession work in the metropolitan areas of Fairbanks, Alaska, Poughkeepsie, New York, and New York City. The Kingston, New York area also pays well, as does the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
How do elementary school teacher salaries compare to similar careers?
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)