Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,485,600 0.6 % (4) $54,330 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,390 $41,750 $51,660 $64,890 $80,140
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,472,830 17.25 (4) $54,360
Religious Organizations 2,780 1.51 (4) $42,880
Individual and Family Services 1,360 0.11 (4) $56,270
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,210 0.02 (4) $52,190
Other Schools and Instruction 700 0.22 (4) $53,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,472,830 17.25 (4) $54,360
Religious Organizations 2,780 1.51 (4) $42,880
Other Schools and Instruction 700 0.22 (4) $53,180
Educational Support Services 180 0.14 (4) $46,950
Individual and Family Services 1,360 0.11 (4) $56,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 170 0.01 (4) $56,650
Individual and Family Services 1,360 0.11 (4) $56,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) (4) $55,840
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,472,830 17.25 (4) $54,360
Other Schools and Instruction 700 0.22 (4) $53,180


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 176,110 12.58 1.08 (4) $63,010
Texas 163,240 16.18 1.38 (4) $51,090
New York 89,850 10.77 0.92 (4) $67,940
Illinois 80,820 14.62 1.25 (4) $59,460
Florida 73,150 10.30 0.88 (4) $49,820




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 163,240 16.18 1.38 (4) $51,090
North Dakota 5,670 15.93 1.36 (4) $43,110
Illinois 80,820 14.62 1.25 (4) $59,460
Hawaii 8,290 14.50 1.24 (4) $49,030
Vermont 4,060 14.16 1.21 (4) $52,750




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,100 13.32 1.14 (4) $69,130
New York 89,850 10.77 0.92 (4) $67,940
Connecticut 17,770 11.12 0.95 (4) $66,500
Rhode Island 3,890 8.68 0.74 (4) $65,020
District of Columbia 2,410 3.77 0.32 (4) $63,370

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 51,640 10.36 0.89 (4) $69,040
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 50,600 14.28 1.22 (4) $65,090
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 45,010 11.79 1.01 (4) $60,310
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 38,420 15.38 1.32 (4) $52,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 29,700 14.84 1.27 (4) $54,440
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 26,440 12.02 1.03 (4) $54,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 24,500 21.48 1.84 (4) $65,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 23,350 10.20 0.87 (4) $68,130
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,690 9.80 0.84 (4) $55,420
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,490 9.82 0.84 (4) $56,540




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merced, CA 1,740 30.55 2.61 (4) $62,930
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 6,620 30.17 2.58 (4) $51,990
Yuba City, CA 970 25.96 2.22 (4) $53,860
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 980 25.82 2.21 (4) $51,160
Bakersfield, CA 6,090 24.33 2.08 (4) $62,220
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 2,910 23.61 2.02 (4) $47,140
Rome, GA 830 23.32 2.00 (4) $51,180
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 1,330 22.33 1.91 (4) $60,530
Stockton, CA 4,330 21.81 1.87 (4) $57,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 24,500 21.48 1.84 (4) $65,950