How Much Do Elementary School Teachers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States

Elementary School Teachers

Elementary School Teachers teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.

Salary
$65420
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Average salary

Annual salary
$65420 per year

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$40,030 to $48,350 per year

Entry-level Elementary School Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,030 to $48,350 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.


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Salary rank
B

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Elementary School Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $* $100,480
Senior (Top 25%) $* $79,120
Middle (Mid 50%) $* $60,940
Junior (Bottom 25%) $* $48,350
No experience (Bottom 10%) $* $40,030

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
CA $* $85,110
MA $* $84,810
NY $* $84,380
CT $* $79,610
DC $* $78,840
MD $* $77,470
AK $* $74,720
WA $* $74,400
NJ $* $73,330
VA $* $72,620

* Elementary School Teachers are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Elementary School Teacher is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CA doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CA might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Elementary School Teachers are in the states of CA, MA, NY, CT and DC.

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