$44,369
Avg. Salary
$16.51
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$1,931

Profit Sharing

$1,250

Commission

$501

The average pay for an Elementary School Teacher is $16.51 per hour.

The average pay for an Elementary School Teacher is $44,369 per year.

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$0$68K
Salary $30,924 - $68,084
Bonus $248 - $5,955
Profit Sharing $1.21 - $34,255
Commission $501
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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$30,243 - $68,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 13,754
Hourly Data $0$66
Hourly Rate $10.04 - $33.32
Hourly Tips $66.67
Overtime $13.33 - $45.70
Annual Data $0$68K
Bonus $248 - $5,955
Commission $501
Profit Sharing $1.21 - $34,255
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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$30,243 - $68,372
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 5 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 851

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.

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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 Pay By Employer

$0$100K

$59,283

$41,993

KIPP Foundation
18 profiles
$51,615

$48,300

$38,519

$41,585

Dallas ISD
15 profiles
$54,749

$48,634

Lausd
14 profiles
$76,456

$53,304

Common Career Paths for Elementary School Teacher


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Popular Skills for Elementary School Teacher

Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teacher

Pay by Experience for an Elementary School Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Elementary School Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 6,463 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Elementary School Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 3,671 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 4,451 salaries. An Elementary School Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 2,067 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $44,046

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Elementary School Teacher Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Elementary School Teacher?

Elementary School Teacher in Lodi:
"Share your knowledge with others and share the best of you."
Learn all you can so you can share it with your students!

Elementary School Teacher in Florida:
"Opportunity to Change the Future o."
Pros: Working with children, teaching a child to read. Opening the doors in their minds to all the possibilities that come when you make good choices.
Cons: Not enough paid time to plan. I work an average of 12 hours a day get paid for 7. Lack of parental involvement. Testing the stress of students not advancing because of testing. Seeing a child give up and loose self confidence in 3 rd grade because of testing.

Elementary School Teacher in Salt Lake City:
"Look For A Good Principal."
Look for a good school and principal who lets you do your job and walk away from a micromanager. It takes the fun out of the job unless you do that.

Elementary School Teacher in Chicago:
"Overqualified."
Do not get your masters degree until after you get a teaching degree.

Elementary School Teacher in Salem:
"Don't Do It!"
Too much work for so little recognition! People always think they can do better. This field is about constantly reinventing your teaching because the curriculum and expectations are always changing!

Elementary School Teacher in Albany:
"How Much Are You Worth?"
Remember that passion does not pay the bills. If you want to change the lives of young children, remember that when challenges within the work place arise. Make sure you get validation, support, and acknowledgment for your efforts and hard work. Do not allow modesty to prevent you from getting your just due.

Elementary School Teacher in Camp Wood:
"4th-6th Grade Math Teacher."
Pros: I love working with children everyday and the ability to have about two months in the summer off for my family.
Cons: The pay at my job seems cut-rate. I feel that the administration is miserly considering that I teach Math and that is a high-demand area in education. I was told that I would receive an additional stipend for teaching Math and another stipend for being the Math Specialist for our campus. However, those were withheld from me because of "budget concerns."

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Key Stats for Elementary School Teacher

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1434 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Elementary School Teacher Salaries

▲27%

▲13%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼12%

Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 1434 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 62%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 19%