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
$36,980
25th Percentile Wage
$44,780
50th Percentile Wage
$56,140
75th Percentile Wage
$71,420
90th Percentile Wage
$88,770

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 $88,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $56,140. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid elementary and middle school teachers is $36,980.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201656,1401.60%4.79%
201555,2401.48%-
201454,4201.23%-
201353,7500.56%-
201253,450--

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 services - local government owned industry with an annual salary $57,230. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction industry (annual salary $39,720). For detailed elementary and middle school teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Educational Services - Local government owned
$57,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$57,230
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$56,730
Educational Services - State government owned
$56,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$56,150
Educational Services
$56,140
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$55,930
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$48,880
Educational Support Services
$48,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$45,760
Educational Services - Privately owned
$45,740
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$45,450
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$45,210
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$41,310
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$39,850
Other Schools and Instruction
$39,720

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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