Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salary

Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers are not likely to strike it rich; they only make around $37K per year on average. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. The majority of Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers claim high levels of job satisfaction. There are far more female Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 85 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,466 - $49,659
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$50K
MEDIAN: $36,884
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$9.42 - $25.39
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,466 - $49,659  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
Profit Sharing
$105.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,228 - $50,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 4,157
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.42 - $25.39  
   
Hourly Tips
$1.36  
Overtime
$9.74 - $46.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,044  
   
Profit Sharing
$105.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,228 - $50,021  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 289
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With a median salary of $47K, Chicago Public Schools offers Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers the highest pay. However, earnings don't seem to live on a large spectrum; they generally peter out at $36K and are capped at $59K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $36,703

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers in New York receive some of the highest pay in the country. Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Houston (+19 percent), Dallas (+19 percent), Los Angeles (+18 percent), and Philadelphia (+14 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 6 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Phoenix and Las Vegas are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 2 percent lower, respectively.

Elementary School Teacher Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Elementary School Teacher in Corpus Christi:
"Retirement."
Retirement preparation should begin with employment to supplement state retirement pay. Many school districts offer additional instruction in education. Take advantage of this bonus.

Elementary School Teacher in Fort Rucker:
"What type of Reading Programs are used?"
You need to be organized. Respect your principal, coworkers , and parents. Make your teaching experience. Fun for your students. Set high goals for your students.

Elementary School Teacher in Salt Lake City:
"Look For A Good Principal."
Look for a good school and principal who lets you do your job and walk away from a micromanager. It takes the fun out of the job unless you do that.

Elementary School Teacher in Riverdale:
"Your Future."
Do not expect to earn enough money to retire as you would like. Unless you have strong discipline or family to help financially. Spend wisely and save consistently. Educate yourself well beyond a Master's if you can. Lastly, diversify your talents/skills in case you decide not to finish an education career. The competition is so fierce and employers too fickle to rely on. Create a business opportunity that you can build over time during your summers/free time.

Elementary School Teacher in Salem:
"Don't Do It!"
Too much work for so little recognition! People always think they can do better. This field is about constantly reinventing your teaching because the curriculum and expectations are always changing!

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Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Spanish Language
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Material Science
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Special Education
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Childhood Education
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

English Language
0%

Mathematica
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 425 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
medical benefits
Vision: 47%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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