Elementary School Teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Pay for Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. sits in the ballpark of $46K per year. Compensation ranges from $31K on the lower end to $65K per year on the higher end. Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia who responded to the questionnaire are largely women, dominating at 86 percent. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Philadelphia Elementary School Teachers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$31,248 - $65,782
MEDIAN: $45,777

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$30,769 - $65,416  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 75
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Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teacher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $42K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $53K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia make a median salary of $58K. 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 Elementary School Teacher Salaries

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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National Average

Childhood Education
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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%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%