The average salary for an Elementary School Teacher in San Diego, California is $51,118.
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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. Elementary school teachers must possess outstanding patience and an aptitude and enjoyment for work…Read more
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
Oral / Verbal Communication
Skills in Childhood Education, English Language and Oral / Verbal Communication are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language and Curriculum Planning.
Pay by Experience Level for Elementary School Teacher
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 $43,939 based on 8 salaries. An early career Elementary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,482 based on 32 salaries. A mid-career Elementary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,163 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $67,234 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $88,730.
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Employees with Elementary School Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.7% more) and Los Angeles, California (2.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (22.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (6.8% less) and Chicago, Illinois (1.6% less).
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