Average Primary School Teacher Salary

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The average salary for a Primary School Teacher is $43,063.
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$28k - $70k
$255 - $7k
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$24k - $64k

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Job Description for Primary School Teacher

Primary School Teacher Tasks
  • Connect curriculum standards to daily objectives, teaching children according to instructional goals.
  • Communicate student progress to parents and guardians.
  • Develop and implement activities, classroom materials, and resources.
  • Monitor and evaluate student progress and achievement.
  • Manage a safe and hygienic classroom environment, ensuring physical and mental security.

Job Satisfaction for Primary School Teacher

4.2 out of 5
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Popular Skills for Primary School Teacher

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

Pay by Experience Level for Primary School Teacher

An entry-level Primary School Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $35,295 based on 29 salaries. An early career Primary School Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $38,028 based on 167 salaries. A mid-career Primary School Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $42,675 based on 145 salaries. An experienced Primary School Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $46,884 based on 152 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $51,519.
Employees with Primary School Teacher in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 31.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (17.3% more) and Houston, Texas (9.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (7.1% less), Atlanta, Georgia (7.1% less) and Los Angeles, California (4.4% less).

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