Elementary school teacher salary in United States
How much does an Elementary School Teacher make in the United States?
Average base salary
The average salary for a elementary school teacher is $18.06 per hour in the United States. 26.3k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023
Salaries by years of experience in the United States
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|Less than 1 year|
|1 to 2 years|
|3 to 5 years|
|6 to 9 years|
|More than 10 years|
Top companies for Elementary School Teachers in United States
Highest paying cities for Elementary School Teachers near United States
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Elementary School Teachers
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 $18.06 per hour.
|Year||Number of job openings on Indeed requiring this license||Change from previous year|
|2012||174||increase by 174|
|2013||877||increase by 404.02%|
|2014||1622||increase by 84.95%|
|2015||1560||decrease by 3.82%|
|2016||1171||decrease by 24.94%|
|2017||1237||increase by 5.64%|
|2018||1902||increase by 53.76%|
|2019||1716||decrease by 9.78%|
More critical skills and qualifications that pay well
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Most common benefits for Elementary School Teachers
- 401(k) matching
- 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
Salary satisfactionBased 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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