Primary School Teacher Salary

A Primary School Teacher earns an average salary of $36,277 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
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$25,813 - $50,103

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$9.84 - $20.13

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$25,813 - $50,103  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
Total Pay (?
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$23,558 - $49,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 186
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$9.84 - $20.13  
   
Overtime
$15.02 - $87.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,532  
   
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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$23,558 - $49,708  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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 5%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$35,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 42%
vision benefits Vision: 29% employee benefits None: 33%
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