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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$37,340
25th Percentile Wage
$45,330
50th Percentile Wage
$57,160
75th Percentile Wage
$73,610
90th Percentile Wage
$92,770

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 $92,770. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $57,160. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $37,340. 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 148% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$57,160
2.38% 6.58%
2016
$55,800
1.63% -
2015
$54,890
1.40% -
2014
$54,120
0.98% -
2013
$53,590
0.35% -
2012
$53,400
- -

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

The average salaries of elementary school teachers, except special education in 7 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 $62,100. The lowest paying sector is the manufacturing sector (annual salary $39,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Federal, State, and Local Government
$62,100
Educational Services
$57,200
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$44,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$42,570
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$42,390
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,320
Manufacturing
$39,600

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 $37,090 to $78,290. The highest paying state for elementary school teachers, except special education is California with a median annual salary of $78,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $37,090. 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
California
$78,290
Connecticut
$77,400
New York
$77,300
Massachusetts
$74,650
District of Columbia
$74,630
Alaska
$74,310
Rhode Island
$71,100
Maryland
$65,740
New Jersey
$65,640
Virginia
$64,090
Oregon
$64,090
Washington
$64,000
Pennsylvania
$62,340
Michigan
$61,510
Minnesota
$60,670
Hawaii
$59,930
Ohio
$59,560
Delaware
$59,020
Illinois
$58,820
Vermont
$58,670
Wyoming
$58,080
New Hampshire
$57,430
New Mexico
$56,250
Wisconsin
$56,140
Texas
$56,050
Nebraska
$55,700
Nevada
$55,580
Georgia
$55,000
Kentucky
$53,450
Iowa
$53,270
Utah
$53,060
Maine
$52,940
Montana
$49,810
Colorado
$49,770
Alabama
$49,590
North Dakota
$49,340
South Carolina
$49,270
Tennessee
$49,110
Indiana
$48,990
Guam
$48,950
Kansas
$48,060
Missouri
$47,950
Louisiana
$47,640
Arkansas
$47,300
Florida
$47,200
West Virginia
$45,470
North Carolina
$45,120
Idaho
$44,740
Mississippi
$43,400
Arizona
$43,280
Virgin Islands
$41,510
South Dakota
$40,780
Oklahoma
$38,420
Puerto Rico
$37,090



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