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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level. Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050) and "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031).


National estimates for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Industry profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
Geographic profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

National estimates for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,364,870 0.9 % (4) $ 65,420 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 40,030 $ 48,350 $ 60,940 $ 79,120 $ 100,480
  (4)

Industry profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,356,460 16.46 (4) $ 65,470
Child Day Care Services 1,620 0.21 (4) $ 36,830
Religious Organizations 1,420 0.75 (4) $ 51,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 (4) $ 59,290
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 620 0.01 (4) $ 64,290

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,356,460 16.46 (4) $ 65,470
Religious Organizations 1,420 0.75 (4) $ 51,270
Educational Support Services 510 0.28 (4) $ 56,620
Child Day Care Services 1,620 0.21 (4) $ 36,830
Other Schools and Instruction 420 0.10 (4) $ 49,440

Top paying industries for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,356,460 16.46 (4) $ 65,470
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 620 0.01 (4) $ 64,290
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.05 (4) $ 60,640
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 (4) $ 59,290
Educational Support Services 510 0.28 (4) $ 56,620


Geographic profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 156,920 9.55 0.97 (4) $ 85,110
Texas 131,370 10.85 1.11 (4) $ 56,760
New York 92,700 10.67 1.09 (4) $ 84,380
Florida 73,840 8.75 0.89 (4) $ 57,520
Illinois 57,880 10.29 1.05 (4) $ 66,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 3,870 13.75 1.40 (4) $ 62,750
Louisiana 21,580 11.98 1.22 (4) $ 49,620
Kansas 15,250 11.45 1.17 (4) $ 54,460
Alaska 3,380 11.40 1.16 (4) $ 74,720
Mississippi 12,150 11.28 1.15 (4) $ 43,280




Top paying states for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 156,920 9.55 0.97 (4) $ 85,110
Massachusetts 29,900 8.93 0.91 (4) $ 84,810
New York 92,700 10.67 1.09 (4) $ 84,380
Connecticut 15,000 9.74 0.99 (4) $ 79,610
District of Columbia 4,150 6.03 0.61 (4) $ 78,840





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 90,750 10.27 1.05 (4) $ 85,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,180 10.36 1.06 (4) $ 69,560
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 44,340 7.61 0.78 (4) $ 90,600
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 34,740 9.68 0.99 (4) $ 58,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 32,450 10.93 1.11 (4) $ 58,930
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 31,990 10.58 1.08 (4) $ 84,830
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27,180 10.08 1.03 (4) $ 71,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 24,740 9.40 0.96 (4) $ 63,180
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 22,080 8.48 0.86 (4) $ 85,490
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 21,520 14.45 1.47 (4) $ 92,910




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Goldsboro, NC 1,170 28.21 2.87 (4) $ 46,690
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,100 25.81 2.63 (4) $ 89,450
Jacksonville, NC 1,130 24.75 2.52 (4) $ 44,740
Merced, CA 1,630 22.89 2.33 (4) $ 99,360
Elmira, NY 650 20.58 2.10 (4) $ 59,510
Logan, UT-ID 1,200 20.57 2.10 (4) $ 49,690
Las Cruces, NM 1,400 20.47 2.09 (4) $ 71,230
Twin Falls, ID 920 19.94 2.03 (4) $ 43,830
Bakersfield, CA 6,050 19.80 2.02 (4) $ 86,580
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 5,070 19.53 1.99 (4) $ 57,120