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
Alaska $72,040
Alabama $40,259
Arkansas $45,115
Arizona $38,150
California $80,830
Colorado $50,330
Connecticut $75,450
District of Columbia $77,220
Delaware $62,040
Florida $48,630
Georgia $56,250
Guam $50,150
Hawaii $59,739
Iowa $50,387
Idaho $48,154
Illinois $50,208
Indiana $46,422
Kansas $45,783
Kentucky $41,286
Louisiana $48,040
Massachusetts $78,770
Maryland $71,060
Maine $52,680
Michigan $63,480
Minnesota $61,830
Missouri $45,970
Mississippi $43,000
Montana $49,920
North Carolina $45,860
North Dakota $52,310
Nebraska $56,810
New Hampshire $58,240
New Jersey $67,160
New Mexico $52,950
Nevada $56,830
New York $79,760
Ohio $61,950
Oklahoma $38,620
Oregon $66,220
Pennsylvania $56,696
Puerto Rico $34,760
Rhode Island $74,400
South Carolina $49,620
South Dakota $42,670
Tennessee $51,080
Texas $56,380
Utah $57,570
Virginia $63,040
Virgin Islands $41,220
Vermont $59,100
Washington $65,780
Wisconsin $55,860
West Virginia $44,620
Wyoming $58,550

How do elementary school teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Elementary school teachers earn 11% more than similar careers in Virgin Islands. On average, they make less than school counselors but more than childcare workers.

Career Median Salary
School counselor salary $51K
Librarian salary $48K
High school teacher salary $44K
Elementary school teacher salary $41K
Teacher assistant salary $27K
Preschool teacher salary $27K
Nanny salary $20K
Childcare worker salary $20K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)