2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Elementary School Teachers teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.
Table of contents
- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Elementary School Teachers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $40,030 to $48,350 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Elementary School Teachers to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$100,480|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$79,120|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$60,940|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$48,350|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$40,030|
Highest paying states
* 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.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|Elementary and Secondary Schools||$65470||$*|
|Social Advocacy Organizations||$60640||$*|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$59290||$*|
|Educational Support Services||$56620||$*|
|Other Schools and Instruction||$49440||$*|
|Other Residential Care Facilities||$49190||$*|
|Individual and Family Services||$48300||$*|
|Civic and Social Organizations||$46910||$*|
|Child Day Care Services||$36830||$*|