Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Pennsylvania

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education among Pennsylvania areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$40,750
25th Percentile Wage
$49,740
50th Percentile Wage
$62,340
75th Percentile Wage
$78,590
90th Percentile Wage
$97,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $97,750. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $62,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $40,750.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,340
3.69% 10.86%
2016
$60,040
0.43% -
2015
$59,780
1.22% -
2014
$59,050
1.24% -
2013
$58,320
4.72% -
2012
$55,570
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Pennsylvania Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $51,180 to $67,180. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Pennsylvania is Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton with a median annual salary of $67,180. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Newark-Union (mean annual salary $66,360). The lowest paying area is Erie with a median annual salary of $51,180.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$67,180
Newark-Union
$66,360
York-Hanover
$66,240
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$65,910
Williamsport
$64,750
Philadelphia
$64,270
Reading
$63,880
Lebanon
$63,390
State College
$63,020
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,510
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$61,260
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$60,350
Lancaster
$60,060
Pittsburgh
$59,190
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$56,980
Johnstown
$56,450
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$56,390
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$55,150
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$54,360
Altoona
$54,110
Erie
$51,180




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