Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,353,020 0.7 % (4) $56,830 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,040 $43,470 $54,120 $68,400 $83,910
  (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 1,342,450 16.16 (4) $56,870
Employment Services 4,730 0.14 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 2,420 1.29 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 (4) $54,220
Other Schools and Instruction 560 0.15 (4) $39,370

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 1,342,450 16.16 (4) $56,870
Religious Organizations 2,420 1.29 (8) (8)
Educational Support Services 310 0.21 (4) $50,340
Other Schools and Instruction 560 0.15 (4) $39,370
Employment Services 4,730 0.14 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,342,450 16.16 (4) $56,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) (4) $55,200
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 (4) $54,220
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 560 0.02 (4) $52,640
Educational Support Services 310 0.21 (4) $50,340


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)
Texas 144,200 12.84 1.28 (4) $51,100
California 135,230 8.94 0.89 (4) $69,990
New York 73,280 8.32 0.83 (4) $74,830
Florida 70,910 9.25 0.92 (4) $47,730
Illinois 61,130 10.60 1.06 (4) $57,950



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)
Mississippi 14,420 13.18 1.32 (4) $41,010
Texas 144,200 12.84 1.28 (4) $51,100
Utah 15,660 12.23 1.22 (4) $54,200
Maine 7,120 12.15 1.21 (4) $48,770
Alabama 22,210 11.95 1.19 (4) $49,410



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 73,280 8.32 0.83 (4) $74,830
Alaska 3,230 9.94 0.99 (4) $71,460
Connecticut 16,510 10.03 1.00 (4) $70,820
California 135,230 8.94 0.89 (4) $69,990
Massachusetts 26,770 8.06 0.80 (4) $69,890




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 44,060 8.17 0.82 (4) $75,280
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 35,100 12.34 1.23 (4) $52,770
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 32,410 7.99 0.80 (4) $72,080
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 31,240 8.33 0.83 (4) $61,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 27,580 11.55 1.15 (4) $53,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 23,730 10.60 1.06 (4) $52,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,720 9.55 0.95 (4) $68,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,670 9.14 0.91 (4) $64,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,510 13.21 1.32 (4) $73,030
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 16,160 8.85 0.88 (4) $43,590