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Highest Paying Industries for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

The top 34 highest paying industries for elementary and middle school teachers (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $95,010, state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) is the highest paying industry for elementary and middle school teachers. It is followed by state government, including schools and hospitals industry (average annual salary $56,660). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of elementary and middle school teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 34 Highest Paying Industries for Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$95,010
200
2 State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,660
11,810
3 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$56,550
1,100
4 Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,550
1,100
5 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$56,440
11,360
6 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,350
11,590
7 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$55,990
40
8 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,350
1,799,990
9 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,340
1,788,170
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,340
1,787,200
11 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,340
1,787,280
12 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$54,530
n/a
13 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,430
1,981,600
14 Educational Services
$54,420
1,983,380
15 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$54,110
30
16 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,620
900
17 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$50,660
230
18 Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,280
n/a
19 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$49,680
150
20 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$48,090
770
21 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$46,040
320
22 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$45,940
520
23 Educational Support Services
$45,870
370
24 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$45,180
50
25 Other Residential Care Facilities
$44,840
150
26 Individual and Family Services
$44,790
740
27 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$44,550
n/a
28 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$44,550
183,030
29 Educational Services - Privately owned
$44,540
184,510
30 Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,430
1,490
31 Social Assistance
$41,390
1,240
32 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$41,370
640
33 Other Schools and Instruction
$41,240
n/a
34 Child Day Care Services
$33,030
450