Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.
After graduation, elementary education graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $52,711, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,851. The median grad salary is $39,667.
Elementary Education graduate salaries over time
The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education is $28,577, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $37,398.
This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:
Highest paying jobs for elementary education graduates
As per most recent US census
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