Elementary School Teacher Salary

An Elementary School Teacher earns an average salary of $43,591 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Technology Coordinator, Masters degree, French Language, and Bilingual. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$30,630 - $67,365
$31K
$44K
$67K
MEDIAN: $44,007
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$10.05 - $31.06
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$0$67K
Salary $30,630 - $67,365
Bonus $293.61 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $500
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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$29,974 - $67,471
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 8,777
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $10.05 - $31.06
Overtime $14.83 - $44.97
Annual Data $0$67K
Bonus $293.61 - $6,082
Profit Sharing $500
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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$29,974 - $67,471
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 559

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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.

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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.

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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 3,386 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 1,832 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 2,316 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 $57,000 based on 1,068 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $43,644

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Elementary School Teacher Reviews

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

Elementary School Teacher in Dallas:
"Working as a Teacher."
Pros: Vacation, 403b, weekends off, co-workers, past raises and stipends, pension plan.
Cons: New evaluation system, pressure, meetings, after hours work, paperwork, early hours, low medical insurance coverage, short lunch (30 minutes)

Elementary School Teacher in San Mateo:
"Can be stressful, but love it anyway!"
Pros: The kids and their achievements.
Cons: I can't support my 2 kids on my income as a single mom. My rent is low for my area and only $700 less than my monthly paycheck.

Elementary School Teacher in Worcester:
"Perks."
Pros: The time off is great. I like that every day is different. I feel like my job makes a difference in the lives of children.
Cons: The deadlines, non-stop testing, and micro-managing.

Elementary School Teacher in Fairview Heights:
"Knowledge Is Power."
Pros: I absolutely love the children with whom I work. I love watching them learn and loving learning.
Cons: My boss is never present, and expects us to do things beyond our job title and degree without pay compensation. We are not provided the materials or space required to complete the actions expected of us.

Elementary School Teacher in Fremont:
"Rewarding Yet Dizzying."
Pros: I like the children, the silly comments they make and being the boss of my own classroom where I get to create learning experiences that are meaningful and exciting. I have the power to make learning ANYTHING fun!
Cons: I hate the office politics, the culture of complaining that teachers seem to create, and the parents breathing down your neck even if you are doing your job really well.

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 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 857 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Elementary School Teacher Salaries

▲30%

▲14%

▼0%

National Average
$44,000

▼11%

Skills That Affect Elementary School Teacher Salaries

Technology Coordinator
▲19%


French Language
▲12%

▲11%


▲5%





Team Leadership
▼0%

National Average
$44,000

Childhood Education
▼1%

Reading
▼6%


Classroom Management
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 857 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

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