Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salary

It's impossible to make it big as a Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers ; the average employee scrapes together only around $37K annually. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers (84 percent) who participated in the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$27,419 - $49,316

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$9.17 - $25.30

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,419 - $49,316  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $1,866  
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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$26,068 - $49,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,062
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $25.30  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,061  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.28 - $1,866  
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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$26,068 - $49,725  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 288
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Pay Difference by Location


New York offers some of the highest pay in the country for Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers, 32 percent above the national average. Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Dallas (+18 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). With compensation 5 percent below the national average, Charlotte is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. A couple other locations with smaller-than-average paychecks include Phoenix (4 percent lower) and Detroit (1 percent lower).

Elementary School Teacher Advice

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

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 Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Special Education
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Spanish Language
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Material Science
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Childhood Education
0%

Curriculum Planning
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English Language
0%

Mathematica
0%

National Average
$37,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 478 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 18%
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