The average salary for an Elementary School Teacher in Seattle, Washington is $54,364.
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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 English Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Spanish Language, Oral / Verbal Communication, Curriculum Planning and Childhood Education.
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 $44,824 based on 33 salaries. A mid-career Elementary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,119 based on 22 salaries. An experienced Elementary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,288 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $75,142.
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Employees with Elementary School Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 6.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Phoenix, Arizona (27.2% less), Atlanta, Georgia (12.3% less) and Chicago, Illinois (7.4% less).
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