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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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:

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)
1,329,280 0.9 % (4) $ 67,080 0.5 %

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

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 43,950 $ 48,450 $ 61,400 $ 77,920 $ 99,420
  (4)

Industry profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

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 1,324,000 16.36 (4) $ 67,130
Religious Organizations 1,170 0.65 (4) $ 45,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.03 (4) $ 57,310
Child Day Care Services 700 0.09 (4) $ 38,410
Educational Support Services 680 0.35 (4) $ 50,000

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 1,324,000 16.36 (4) $ 67,130
Religious Organizations 1,170 0.65 (4) $ 45,980
Educational Support Services 680 0.35 (4) $ 50,000
Child Day Care Services 700 0.09 (4) $ 38,410
Other Schools and Instruction 180 0.05 (4) $ 50,280

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

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 280 0.01 (4) $ 84,590
Employment Services 420 0.01 (4) $ 70,480
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,324,000 16.36 (4) $ 67,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 750 0.03 (4) $ 57,310
Individual and Family Services (8) (8) (4) $ 53,330


Geographic profile for Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education:

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.



Map of employment of elementary school teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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 145,510 8.80 0.93 (4) $ 86,470
Texas 135,560 11.09 1.18 (4) $ 59,210
New York 91,950 10.61 1.12 (4) $ 87,700
Florida 63,520 7.38 0.78 (4) $ 61,510
Illinois 55,330 9.85 1.04 (4) $ 67,810


Map of location quotient of elementary school teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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 3,900 13.73 1.46 (4) $ 63,520
Louisiana 20,650 11.51 1.22 (4) $ 51,450
North Dakota 4,460 11.29 1.20 (4) $ 55,940
Maryland 28,590 11.23 1.19 (4) $ 71,790
Kansas 14,880 11.11 1.18 (4) $ 56,060


Map of annual mean wages of elementary school teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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)
New York 91,950 10.61 1.12 (4) $ 87,700
California 145,510 8.80 0.93 (4) $ 86,470
Massachusetts 30,640 9.03 0.96 (4) $ 83,790
Washington 28,560 8.91 0.94 (4) $ 83,010
Connecticut 16,370 10.40 1.10 (4) $ 82,140



Map of employment of elementary school teachers, except special education by area, May 2021


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 92,450 10.65 1.13 (4) $ 88,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 49,260 8.61 0.91 (4) $ 88,320
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 43,650 10.31 1.09 (4) $ 71,000
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 36,420 10.15 1.08 (4) $ 60,900
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 32,360 11.17 1.18 (4) $ 62,730
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 28,850 9.84 1.04 (4) $ 86,420
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 25,820 9.98 1.06 (4) $ 67,220
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 22,730 8.56 0.91 (4) $ 72,440
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 21,950 8.49 0.90 (4) $ 87,020
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 18,060 11.80 1.25 (4) $ 91,430


Map of location quotient of elementary school teachers, except special education by area, May 2021


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)
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 950 22.14 2.35 (4) $ 88,530
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 5,140 19.63 2.08 (4) $ 57,900
Jacksonville, NC 930 19.30 2.05 (4) $ 45,000
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,700 18.02 1.91 (4) $ 79,700
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,480 17.59 1.86 (4) $ 54,310
Yuba City, CA 810 17.24 1.83 (4) $ 84,200
Las Cruces, NM 1,150 16.86 1.79 (4) $ 58,360
El Centro, CA 980 16.74 1.77 (4) $ 90,340
Killeen-Temple, TX 2,330 16.72 1.77 (4) $ 60,150
Hammond, LA 730 16.62 1.76 (4) $ 49,530