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An Experienced Elementary School Teacher earns an average salary of $35,234 per year.

$30,600 - $36,107
MEDIAN: $34,727

Job Description for Elementary School Teacher

An elementary school teacher is a person whose career involves educating students, typically those in grades one through six. Teachers at this level normally do not specialize in particular branches of education. Rather, they work to teach fundamentals and lay down educational foundations across a variety of disciplines, including reading comprehension, writing, arithmetic, science, and history.


Elementary School Teacher Tasks

  • Evaluate students and communicate progress with parents, guardians, and administrators.
  • Plan, assign, and evaluate lessons, projects and tests.
  • Maintain classroom discipline.
  • Maintain accurate student records as required by laws and administrative regulations.
  • Instruct elementary students individually and in groups.

Elementary School Teacher Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $34,727

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Key Stats for Elementary School Teacher

10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 67%
dental benefits
vision benefits
no benefits
None: 33%