Average Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher Salary

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The average salary for an Entry-Level Elementary School Teacher is $39,044.
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Job Description for Elementary School Teacher

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 Skills for Elementary School Teacher

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, English Language, Oral / Verbal Communication and Mathematica are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teacher

An early career Elementary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $40,311 based on 4,636 salaries. A mid-career Elementary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $44,807 based on 3,001 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,910 based on 4,089 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,050.
Employees with Elementary School Teacher in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 28.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (22.3% more) and New York, New York (21.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (7.5% less) and Indianapolis, Indiana (2.6% less).

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