A Primary School Teacher earns an average salary of $39,082 per year.
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$24,062 - $59,842
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$24K
$39K
$60K
MEDIAN: $39,081
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$8.55 - $21.53
(Median)
$8
$13
$22
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$24,062 - $59,842  
   
Bonus
$720  
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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$21,997 - $58,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 205
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.55 - $21.53  
   
Overtime
$15.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$720  
   
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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$21,997 - $58,352  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 44
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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

  • 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

Late-Career
up arrow 33%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$37,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Skills That Affect Primary School Teacher Salaries

National Average
$37,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 4%

Childhood Education
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 55%
dental benefits
Dental: 39%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 44%
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