Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Puerto Rico

The average annual and hourly salaries for elementary school teachers, except special education in the state of Puerto Rico are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education among Puerto Rico cities 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 Puerto Rico

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,310
25th Percentile Wage
$29,530
50th Percentile Wage
$37,090
75th Percentile Wage
$44,650
90th Percentile Wage
$49,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $37,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,310.

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
$37,090
0.92% 10.43%
2016
$36,750
1.25% -
2015
$36,290
3.89% -
2014
$34,880
3.76% -
2013
$33,570
1.04% -
2012
$33,220
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $33,660 to $38,600. The highest paying area for elementary school teachers, except special education in Puerto Rico is Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian with a median annual salary of $38,600. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Ponce (mean annual salary $37,970). The lowest paying area is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $33,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$38,600
Ponce
$37,970
San German-Cabo Rojo
$37,530
Yauco
$37,370
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$36,370
Fajardo
$36,180
Guayama
$36,010
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$35,990
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$34,390
Mayaguez
$33,660




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