Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salary

Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $37K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. There are far more female Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 84 percent. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. A strong majority enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to just over two-fifths. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$27,240 - $49,293
(Median)
$27K
$37K
$49K
MEDIAN: $36,602
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90%

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$9.17 - $25.28
(Median)
$9
$15
$25
MEDIAN: $14.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$27,240 - $49,293  
   
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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$25,922 - $49,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 4,104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$9.17 - $25.28  
   
Overtime
$1.43 - $45.30  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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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).
)
$25,922 - $49,697  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 291
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Pay Difference by Location


Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers will find that New York offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 32 percent. Entry-Level Elementary School Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+20 percent), Houston (+19 percent), Dallas (+17 percent), and Philadelphia (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 5 percent south of the national average, can be found in Charlotte. Workers in Phoenix and Detroit earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (3 percent less and 1 percent less, respectively).

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
up arrow 16%

Spanish Language
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Material Science
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Childhood Education
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

English Language
0%

Mathematica
0%

National Average
$36,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 500 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 45% employee benefits None: 18%
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