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What Do Primary School Teachers Do?
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.
Primary School Teacher Tasks
Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.
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Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children, Oral / Verbal Communication, Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning and English Language.
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teachers?
An entry-level Primary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of C$46,584 based on 8 salaries. An early career Primary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$49,692 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Primary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$54,317 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Primary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of C$52,029 based on 22 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of C$73,500.
Employees with Primary School Teacher in their job title in Vancouver, British Columbia earn an average of 15.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Toronto, Ontario (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Montréal, Québec (11.9% less), Calgary, Alberta (3.2% less) and Mississauga, Ontario (3.0% less).