Elementary School Teacher Salary in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Elementary School Teachers can expect to earn an average of $46K per year. The pay spectrum stretches from $32K to $67K per year. The majority of Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,431 - $67,673
MEDIAN: $45,869

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$32,028 - $66,995  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

The average beginner in this position makes around $42K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $53K. Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $60K. Survey participants with more than twenty years of experience only make around $49K on average, though; this group reports a lower median than the one claimed by mid-career individuals.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


86 %
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%