With roughly one-half of Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia is $48K per year and can range from $25K on the lower end to $72K per year near the higher end. Men are in the minority of survey respondents, with female Philadelphia Elementary School Teachers making up 73 percent. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$25,373 - $72,466
MEDIAN: $47,686

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$25,373 - $72,466  
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$24,928 - $71,939  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50

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About Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
741,270 (47.3%)
826,172 (52.7%)
Philadelphia (/ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə/) is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the fifth-most populous in the United States, with an estimated population in 2014 of 1,560,297. In the Northeastern United States, at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers, Philadelphia is the economic and cultural anchor of the Delaware Valley, a metropolitan area home to 7.2 million people and the eighth-largest combined statistical area in the United States. In 1682, William Penn founded the city to serve as capital of the Pennsylvania Colony. Philadelphia played an instrumental role in the American Revolution as a meeting place for the Founding Fathers of the United States, who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the Constitution in 1787. Philadelphia was one of the nation's capitals in the Revolutionary War, and served as temporary U.S. capital while Washington, D.C., was under construction. In the 19th century, Philadelphia became a major industrial center...

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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.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $43K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $51K. Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $52K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $47K.

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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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Childhood Education
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National Average

Job Satisfaction

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


73 %
27 %

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: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits