Elementary and Middle School Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare elementary and middle school teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Elementary and Middle School Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,060
25th Percentile Wage
$45,650
50th Percentile Wage
$59,690
75th Percentile Wage
$84,720
90th Percentile Wage
$102,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary and middle school teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $102,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $59,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid elementary and middle school teachers is $35,060.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201659,6909.57%13.35%
201553,980-4.76%-
201456,5507.64%-
201352,2300.98%-
201251,720--

Compare Elementary and Middle School Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of elementary and middle school teachers in five industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 federal, state, and local government (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $59,690. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $55,220). For detailed elementary and middle school teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$59,690
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$57,230
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$57,220
State government, including schools and hospitals
$56,820
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$55,220

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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