Primary School Teacher Salary (United States)

A Primary School Teacher earns an average salary of $36,360 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
Primary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$24,990 - $54,570
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MEDIAN: $36,360
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Primary School Teacher Total Pay (?
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$9.71 - $21.21
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,990 - $54,570  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,062  
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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$23,574 - $52,191  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.71 - $21.21  
   
Overtime
$14.87 - $20.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,062  
   
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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$23,574 - $52,191  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 256
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Job Description for Primary School Teacher

Primary school teachers work full-time in a classroom environment teaching students in grade school or at an elementary level. Generally, primary school teachers instruct children ranging in age from 5 to 12 based on the location and school district where one is employed. Primary school teachers are required to teach a wide variety of subjects including English, math, science, reading and social studies to classes of children throughout the year. Covering subjects from world wars to the basics of division largely depends on the grade that the primary school teacher plans to teach. Developing full lesson plans that include basic assignments, quizzes and exams are some of the main responsibilities when working as a primary school teacher. It is also necessary for primary school teachers to ensure that each individual student is progressing properly and comprehending the material being presented.
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Primary School Teacher Tasks
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.
  • Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
  • Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.

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Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teacher

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Primary School Teacher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%
Late-Career
up arrow 4%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$36,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%

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Gender

Female
89%
female alumni
 
Male
11%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 46%
vision benefits Vision: 32% employee benefits None: 30%
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