How much do Elementary Teachers earn in the United States?

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The average salary for an elementary teacher is $27.34

72,163 salaries reported. Updated 25 May 2022.

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How much does an Elementary Teacher make?

In the United States, the average pay for an elementary teacher as of June 2022 is approximately $27.34 per hour. That works out to be approximately $56,861 per year and $19,683 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Elementary Teacher salaries

DirectlyApply has seen elementary teacher salaries ranging from a high of $36.00 per hour to a low of $5.13 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of elementary teachers currently sit between $18.00 per hour and $36.00 per hour.

To be considered a top earning elementary teacher you would be expected to be making in excess of $36.00 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $18.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for an elementary teacher can vary significantly (by as much as $30.87 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

Top employers of Elementary Teachers in the United States

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