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Elementary school teacher salary in United States

How much does an Elementary School Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $18.02
Low $10.64
High $30.53
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a elementary school teacher is $18.02 per hour in the United States. 26.5k salaries reported, updated at September 19, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Elementary School Teachers in United States

  1. Y in Central Maryland
    157 reviews25 salaries reported
    $28.90per hour
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Highest paying cities for Elementary School Teachers near United States

  1. Brooklyn, NY
    $22.62 per hour
    271 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $21.98 per hour
    395 salaries reported
  3. Baltimore, MD
    $21.98 per hour
    151 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $20.26 per hour
    235 salaries reported
  2. Dallas, TX
    $19.52 per hour
    197 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $19.15 per hour
    156 salaries reported
  1. Memphis, TN
    $17.72 per hour
    71 salaries reported
  2. Louisville, KY
    $17.38 per hour
    53 salaries reported
  3. New Orleans, LA
    $17.24 per hour
    55 salaries reported
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Where can an Elementary School Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Elementary School Teachers

Most recommended license

Teaching Certification

(earn +10.21% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 9.78% since 2018. Elementary School Teachers with this license earn +10.21% more than the average base salary, which is $18.02 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
2012174increase by 174
2013877increase by 404.02%
20141622increase by 84.95%
20151560decrease by 3.82%
20161171decrease by 24.94%
20171237increase by 5.64%
20181902increase by 53.76%
20191716decrease by 9.78%

Top companies hiring Elementary School Teachers on Indeed

Stride, Inc.
Virtual Prep Academy of Washington
Connections Academy
Providence Public Schools
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Top specialties
Infectious Disease
Top fields of study
Educational Administration Degree
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More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Elementary School Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 7,443 ratings

45% of Elementary School Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $17.96 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for an Elementary School Teacher

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