The average salary for an Elementary School Teacher in Canada is C$55,387.
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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 teachers must possess outstanding patience and an aptitude and enjoyment for work…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Elementary School Teacher
The top respondents for the job title Elementary School Teacher are from the companies Toronto District School Board, Toronto Catholic District School Board and Durham District School Board. Reported salaries are highest at Toronto District School Board where the average pay is C$90,477. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Calgary Board of Education, earning around C$72,000. Durham District School Board pays the lowest at around C$52,862. Peel District School Board also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying C$56,166.
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Popular Skills for Elementary School Teacher
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in English Language, Childhood Education and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning and French Language.
Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teacher
An entry-level Elementary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$47,330 based on 117 salaries. An early career Elementary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,800 based on 590 salaries. A mid-career Elementary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$57,106 based on 337 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$71,866 based on 454 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$74,610.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Elementary School Teacher in their job title in Calgary, Alberta earn an average of 23.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (6.8% more) and Winnipeg, Manitoba (5.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (16.6% less), Ottawa, Ontario (7.4% less) and Vancouver, British Columbia (7.3% less).
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