Salary Guide: Elementary School Teachers

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Salary Guide: Elementary School Teachers
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Elementary School Teachers educate young students on a variety of subjects. Nationwide there are nearly 1,500,000 Elementary School Teachers who earn an average salary of $54,330.

Elementary School Teacher positions typically require a bachelor’s degree and state licensure.

Elementary School Teacher positions typically require a bachelor’s degree and state licensure. As a student, Elementary School Teachers study broad educational theory and specific practices in subjects like math, music, art and literature. Public elementary schools require state licensure while some private schools will hire unlicensed teachers who have a lot of experience and a strong educational background.

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Salaries by State (mean annual wage)

Alabama: $47,840

Alaska: $69,130

Arizona: $42,110

Arkansas: $43,380

California: $63,010

Colorado: $49,150

Connecticut: $66,500

Delaware: $54,700

District of Columbia: $63,370

Florida: $49,820

Georgia: $53,190

Hawaii: $49,030

Idaho: $49,990

Illinois $59,460

Indiana: $48,550

Iowa: $44,040

Kansas: $42,910

Kentucky: $48,300

Louisiana: $46,530

Maine: $45,420

Maryland: $59,840

Massachusetts: $62,570

Michigan: $56,870

Minnesota: $54,040

Mississippi: $41,720

Missouri: $44,070

Montana: $41,900

Nebraska: $50,150

Nevada: $49,450

New Hampshire: $50,450

New Jersey: $62,990

New Mexico: $51,660

New York: $67,940

North Carolina: $43,200

North Dakota: $43,110

Ohio: $54,180

Oklahoma: $42,450

Oregon: $51,820

Pennsylvania: $53,960

Rhode Island: $65,020

South Carolina: $47,090

South Dakota: $39,350

Tennessee: $45,790

Texas: $51,090

Utah: $46,270

Vermont: $52,750

Virginia: $60,390

Washington: $57,760

West Virginia: $43,700

Wisconsin: $52,110

Wyoming: $56,330

Salaries for Top 20 Metro Areas (mean annual wage)

1. New York City: $69,040

2. Los Angeles: $62,340

3. Chicago: $63,510

4. Dallas – Forth Worth: $54,210

5. Philadelphia: $55,420

6. Houston: $52,600

7. Washington DC: $68,130

8. Miami: $48,740

9. Atlanta: $54,210

10. Boston: $63,830

11. San Francisco: $63,530

12. Detroit: $62,370

13. Riverside: $65,950

14. Phoenix: $42,710

15. Seattle: $58,930

16. Minneapolis: $56,540

17. San Diego: $71,480

18. St. Louis: $50,800

19. Tampa: $53,230

20. Baltimore: $57,660

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  • All statistics calculated by the US Department of Labor, May 2010.

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