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Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information

The salary statistics of elementary school teachers, except special education are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of elementary school teachers, except special education within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The elementary school teachers, except special education annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,560
25th Percentile Wage
$44,450
50th Percentile Wage
$55,800
75th Percentile Wage
$71,170
90th Percentile Wage
$88,590

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for elementary school teachers, except special education. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) elementary school teachers, except special education is $88,590. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $55,800. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,560. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 142% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201655,8001.63%4.30%
201554,8901.40%-
201454,1200.98%-
201353,5900.35%-
201253,400--

Table 2. Elementary School Teacher, Except Special Education Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of elementary school teachers, except special education in 4 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for elementary school teachers, except special education occupations is the federal, state, and local government sector with an annual salary $60,870. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $39,930).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$60,870
Educational Services
$55,840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$41,230
Health Care and Social Assistance
$39,930

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education by States

From the above tables we note that not only elementary school teachers, except special education salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of elementary school teachers, except special education in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $36,750 to $76,260. The highest paying state for elementary school teachers, except special education is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $76,260. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $36,750. For more salary information of elementary school teachers, except special education profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$76,260
New York
$74,970
California
$74,130
Massachusetts
$72,980
District of Columbia
$72,880
Alaska
$71,350
Rhode Island
$69,570
New Jersey
$64,830
Maryland
$63,140
Virginia
$63,020
Washington
$62,750
Oregon
$62,120
Michigan
$61,650
Pennsylvania
$60,040
Delaware
$59,440
Minnesota
$59,180
Ohio
$58,620
Wyoming
$57,770
Hawaii
$57,240
Illinois
$56,610
New Hampshire
$56,440
New Mexico
$55,740
Georgia
$55,110
Vermont
$54,960
Wisconsin
$54,530
Nevada
$54,470
Nebraska
$54,390
Texas
$54,140
Utah
$53,170
Iowa
$52,570
Kentucky
$52,410
Maine
$52,380
Alabama
$49,590
Colorado
$48,930
Missouri
$48,890
Tennessee
$48,750
North Dakota
$47,950
Indiana
$47,800
South Carolina
$47,680
Louisiana
$47,320
Kansas
$47,160
Montana
$46,700
Florida
$46,420
Arkansas
$46,200
West Virginia
$45,300
Idaho
$44,790
North Carolina
$43,110
South Dakota
$41,470
Mississippi
$41,400
Arizona
$40,860
Oklahoma
$38,830
Puerto Rico
$36,750



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