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

14.6k salaries reported, updated at July 20, 2021
per hour

The average salary for a elementary school teacher is $22.50 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • 403(b)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
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Best-paid skills and qualifications for elementary school teachers

Most recommended skill

Public Speaking

The jobs requiring this skill have decrease by 36.84% since 2018. Elementary School Teachers with this skill earn +36.34% more than the average base salary, which is $22.50 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this skillChange from previous year
20135increase by 5
20143decrease by 40.00%
201532increase by 966.67%
201615decrease by 53.13%
201710decrease by 33.33%
201819increase by 90.00%
201912decrease by 36.84%

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Most common benefits for Elementary School Teachers

  • 403(b)
  • Professional development assistance
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Disability insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Loan forgiveness
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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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