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Highest Paying Industries for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

The top 31 highest paying industries for elementary school teachers, except special education (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 $57,140, elementary and secondary schools - state government owned is the highest paying industry for elementary school teachers, except special education. It is followed by state government, including schools and hospitals industry (average annual salary $57,000). 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 school teachers, except special education in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 31 Highest Paying Industries for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$57,140
8,630
2 State government, including schools and hospitals
$57,000
8,810
3 Educational Services - State government owned
$56,980
8,790
4 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$55,330
60
5 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$55,230
1,220,460
6 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$55,230
40
7 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$55,210
1,211,650
8 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$55,210
1,210,870
9 Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,210
1,210,920
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$54,170
1,342,450
11 Educational Services
$54,160
1,343,880
12 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,560
730
13 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$52,560
730
14 Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,560
730
15 Hospitals - Privately owned
$50,170
40
16 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$47,990
560
17 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$47,870
160
18 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$46,670
280
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$46,620
380
20 Educational Support Services
$46,440
310
21 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$45,270
30
22 Individual and Family Services
$43,880
340
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$43,000
122,950
24 Educational Services - Privately owned
$42,990
124,170
25 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$40,800
40
26 Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,910
950
27 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$39,130
560
28 Other Schools and Instruction
$39,130
560
29 Other Residential Care Facilities
$38,630
n/a
30 Social Assistance
$38,300
820
31 Child Day Care Services
$33,000
450
See also: Highest paying cities for elementary school teachers, except special education.