Elementary and Middle School Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare elementary and middle school teacher salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,750
25th Percentile Wage
$45,610
50th Percentile Wage
$57,380
75th Percentile Wage
$73,590
90th Percentile Wage
$92,450

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) elementary and middle school teachers is $92,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,380. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid elementary and middle school teachers is $37,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$57,380
2.16% 6.85%
2016
$56,140
1.60% -
2015
$55,240
1.48% -
2014
$54,420
1.23% -
2013
$53,750
0.56% -
2012
$53,450
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Compare Elementary and Middle School Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of elementary and middle school teachers in 16 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for elementary and middle school teacher occupations is the educational support services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $62,130. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $41,580). For detailed elementary and middle school teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$62,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$60,100
Educational Services - State government owned
$59,860
Educational Services - Local government owned
$58,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$58,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$57,390
Educational Services
$57,380
Educational Support Services
$48,540
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$47,090
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$46,330
Educational Services - Privately owned
$46,310
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$44,880
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$44,300
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$42,670
Other Schools and Instruction
$41,580
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$41,580

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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