Elementary School Teacher in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Salary

Philadelphia Elementary School Teachers can expect wages of $46K per year on average. Pay generally varies between $31K and $65K per year. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Among survey respondents, women are more common than men; 86 percent of Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia are female. Job satisfaction for Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$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.

Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $42K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $53K. Elementary School Teachers in Philadelphia, Pa. with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $49K on average.

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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%