Primary School Teacher Salary

Primary School Teachers aren't exactly in the most profitable line of business; these folks earn a belt-tightening average of $40K annually. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. Although just over a half have medical coverage and approximately two in five have dental coverage, just over two-fifths claim no health benefits at all. Job satisfaction for Primary School Teachers is high. Female Primary School Teachers far outnumber their male contemporaries among survey respondents. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$23,669 - $61,458
$24K
$40K
$61K
MEDIAN: $40,257
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90%

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$8.72 - $21.33
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$13
$21
MEDIAN: $13.03
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$23,669 - $61,458  
   
Bonus
$960  
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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$21,889 - $60,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 214
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.72 - $21.33  
   
Overtime
$18.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$960  
   
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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$21,889 - $60,399  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Job Description for Primary School Teacher

Primary school teachers instruct children who are typically in grades one through five or six and between six and eleven years old. The goal of educating pupils at this age is to lay the firm foundations of reading comprehension, writing, and math, and primary school teachers also use these fundamentals to teach broader foundation knowledge in subjects like science and social studies. They also help to ensure that developmental subjects in the arts and physical education are taught as well.

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Primary School Teacher Tasks

  • Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
  • Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.

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Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Primary School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Primary School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $34,000 based on 115 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Primary School Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 79 salaries. An experienced Primary School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 86 salaries. A Primary School Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 38 salaries.

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Key Stats for Primary School Teacher

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Primary School Teacher Salaries

Late-Career
▲30%

Experienced
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$38,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Skills That Affect Primary School Teacher Salaries

National Average
$38,000

Curriculum Planning
▼6%

Childhood Education
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
85 %
Male
15 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 53%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 30%
no benefits
None: 44%