Elementary School Teacher Salary

An Elementary School Teacher earns an average salary of $41,351 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Oral / Verbal Communication, Bilingual, Reading, and Special Education. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$29,595 - $63,987
(Median)
$30K
$41K
$64K
MEDIAN: $41,351
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$9.74 - $30.79
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MEDIAN: $15.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$29,595 - $63,987  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,439  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,220 - $64,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 9,217
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$9.74 - $30.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $44.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,439  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $6,040  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,220 - $64,252  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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Job Description for Elementary School Teacher

An elementary school teacher is a person whose career involves educating students, typically those in grades one through six. Teachers at this level normally do not specialize in particular branches of education. Rather, they work to teach fundamentals and lay down educational foundations across a variety of disciplines, including reading comprehension, writing, arithmetic, science, and history.

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Elementary School Teacher Tasks

  • Maintain accurate student records as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Instruct elementary students individually and in groups.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Evaluate students and communicate progress with parents, guardians, and administrators.
  • Plan, assign, and evaluate lessons, projects and tests.

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What is it like working as an Elementary School Teacher?

Elementary School Teacher in Florida:
"Opportunity to Change the Future o."
Pros: Working with children, teaching a child to read. Opening the doors in their minds to all the possibilities that come when you make good choices.
Cons: Not enough paid time to plan. I work an average of 12 hours a day get paid for 7. Lack of parental involvement. Testing the stress of students not advancing because of testing. Seeing a child give up and loose self confidence in 3 rd grade because of testing.

Elementary School Teacher in Camp Wood:
"4th-6th Grade Math Teacher."
Pros: I love working with children everyday and the ability to have about two months in the summer off for my family.
Cons: The pay at my job seems cut-rate. I feel that the administration is miserly considering that I teach Math and that is a high-demand area in education. I was told that I would receive an additional stipend for teaching Math and another stipend for being the Math Specialist for our campus. However, those were withheld from me because of "budget concerns."

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Experience Affects Elementary School Teacher Salaries




National Average
$41,000


Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 23%

Bilingual
up arrow 18%

Reading
up arrow 15%


People Management
up arrow 10%

reading specialist
up arrow 9%




Curriculum Planning
up arrow 3%

Team Leadership
up arrow 3%

English Language
up arrow 2%

National Average
$41,000

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Masters degree
up arrow 1%

MUSIC
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1503 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 16%
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