Salary is one factor that leads to overall satisfaction in a career.

After graduation, elementary education graduates typically earn low 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 $30,440, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $39,654.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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