For Milwaukee Elementary School Teachers, annual average wages total $41K per year. The majority of Elementary School Teachers in Milwaukee, Wis. claim high levels of job satisfaction. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — more than half lack coverage. On the flip side, around one in three have medical insurance and about one in three receive dental plans. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$29,651 - $66,376
MEDIAN: $40,785

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$29,252 - $65,737  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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About Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
286,315 (47.7%)
313,839 (52.3%)
Milwaukee (/mɪlˈwɔːkiː/, /ˈmwɔːki/) is the largest city in the state of Wisconsin and the fifth-largest city in the Midwestern United States. The county seat of Milwaukee County, it is on Lake Michigan's western shore. According to the 2010 census, Milwaukee has a population of 594,833. Milwaukee is the main cultural and economic center of the Milwaukee–Racine–Waukesha Metropolitan Area with a population of 2,043,904 as of an official 2014 estimate. The first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s, with Poles and other immigrants arriving in the following decades. Known for its brewing traditions, major new additions to the city include the Milwaukee Riverwalk, the...

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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 for inexperienced workers average out to $35K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $35K. For Milwaukee Elementary School Teachers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $49K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $57K.

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Experience Affects Elementary School Teacher Salaries

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Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Curriculum Planning
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Childhood Education
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.


93 %
7 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 32%
medical benefits
Vision: 26%
dental benefits
None: 58%