Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher is $35,890 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Bilingual, Special Education, and Spanish Language.
Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$25,575 - $48,028
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $35,890
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Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$8.56 - $24.94
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,575 - $48,028  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,889  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$24,735 - $48,504  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,607
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.56 - $24.94  
   
Overtime
$7.14 - $39.45  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,889  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $2,959  
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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$24,735 - $48,504  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 5,607
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Washington
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Philadelphia
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Atlanta
up arrow 7%
Miami
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National Average
$36,000
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Elementary School Teacher Advice

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

Skills That Affect Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 24%
Special Education
up arrow 15%
Mathematica
up arrow 3%
Childhood Education
up arrow 1%
Curriculum Planning
up arrow 1%
Material Science
up arrow 1%
English Language
0%
National Average
$36,000
MUSIC
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
85%
female alumni
 
Male
15%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 79% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 44% employee benefits None: 19%
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