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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,410,970 0.8 % (4) $62,200 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,780 $46,120 $58,230 $75,330 $95,270
  (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 1,403,670 16.42 (4) $62,240
Religious Organizations 2,510 1.28 (4) $53,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,000 0.02 (4) $61,640
Employment Services 860 0.02 (4) $51,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 690 0.02 (4) $47,460

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 1,403,670 16.42 (4) $62,240
Religious Organizations 2,510 1.28 (4) $53,230
Educational Support Services 380 0.21 (4) $51,990
Child Day Care Services 510 0.06 (4) $37,400
Other Schools and Instruction 290 0.06 (4) $47,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,403,670 16.42 (4) $62,240
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 1,000 0.02 (4) $61,640
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $55,740
Social Advocacy Organizations 100 0.04 (4) $54,110
Religious Organizations 2,510 1.28 (4) $53,230


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 162,440 9.55 0.98 (4) $80,100
Texas 136,780 11.29 1.16 (4) $56,520
New York 82,590 8.80 0.90 (4) $83,010
Florida 75,750 8.80 0.90 (4) $50,070
Illinois 65,630 10.95 1.12 (4) $62,140




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)
Vermont 3,870 12.69 1.30 (4) $62,430
Louisiana 24,070 12.58 1.29 (4) $48,740
Iowa 19,040 12.35 1.27 (4) $54,500
Georgia 53,940 12.27 1.26 (4) $56,360
Alabama 23,850 12.27 1.26 (4) $49,850




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 82,590 8.80 0.90 (4) $83,010
Massachusetts 30,380 8.51 0.87 (4) $82,600
California 162,440 9.55 0.98 (4) $80,100
District of Columbia 3,260 4.58 0.47 (4) $79,480
Connecticut 16,320 9.83 1.01 (4) $75,480





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 86,140 9.07 0.93 (4) $83,730
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 47,500 10.23 1.05 (4) $65,670
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 46,870 7.66 0.79 (4) $83,960
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 37,210 10.43 1.07 (4) $59,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 31,060 11.58 1.19 (4) $57,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30,650 10.28 1.05 (4) $58,510
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 28,490 9.09 0.93 (4) $77,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27,560 9.68 0.99 (4) $70,290
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 22,490 8.15 0.84 (4) $82,730
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 22,000 14.73 1.51 (4) $88,200