Average Mid-Career Elementary School Teacher Salary

$45,070
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,496
Bonus
$750
Commission
$1,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Elementary School Teacher is $45,070.
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$33k
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$45k
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$62k
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$33k - $62k
Bonus
$247 - $6k
Profit Sharing
$50 - $4k
Commission
$0 - $750
Total Pay
$32k - $63k
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What Do Elementary School Teachers Do?

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.
The top respondents for the job title Elementary School Teacher are from the companies National Heritage Academies, New York City Department of Education and Clark County School District. Reported salaries are highest at Department of Education where the average pay is $68,700. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include New York City Department of Education and Clark County School District, earning around $54,385 and $50,500, respectively. KIPP Foundation pays the lowest at around $46,016. National Heritage Academies and Denver Public Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $46,831 and $47,013, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Elementary School Teachers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teachers?

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 $39,346 based on 825 salaries. An early career Elementary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $40,593 based on 4,240 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $51,133 based on 3,739 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $58,175.
Employees with Elementary School Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (24.4% more) and Houston, Texas (17.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (10.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 10,953 survey responses.
Entry Level
7.5%
Early Career
38.7%
Experienced
34.1%
Late Career
19.6%