Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,392,660 0.7 % (4) $59,020 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,560 $44,450 $55,800 $71,170 $88,590
  (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 1,385,230 16.44 (4) $59,070
Religious Organizations 2,420 1.26 (4) $48,310
Employment Services 1,310 0.04 (8) (8)
Local Government (OES Designation) 740 0.01 (4) $57,020
Child Day Care Services 680 0.08 (4) $36,990

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 1,385,230 16.44 (4) $59,070
Religious Organizations 2,420 1.26 (4) $48,310
Educational Support Services 360 0.21 (4) $51,940
Child Day Care Services 680 0.08 (4) $36,990
Other Schools and Instruction 310 0.08 (4) $37,000

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,385,230 16.44 (4) $59,070
Local Government (OES Designation) 740 0.01 (4) $57,020
Educational Support Services 360 0.21 (4) $51,940
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 40 (7) (4) $51,230
Religious Organizations 2,420 1.26 (4) $48,310


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 149,340 9.35 0.94 (4) $74,270
Texas 144,980 12.34 1.24 (4) $54,780
New York 79,570 8.75 0.88 (4) $77,330
Florida 73,190 8.90 0.90 (4) $47,610
Illinois 60,960 10.33 1.04 (4) $60,760




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 15,390 13.77 1.39 (4) $42,370
Alabama 24,710 12.92 1.30 (4) $49,120
Texas 144,980 12.34 1.24 (4) $54,780
Georgia 51,990 12.34 1.24 (4) $54,890
Louisiana 23,510 12.23 1.23 (4) $48,100




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 79,570 8.75 0.88 (4) $77,330
Connecticut 17,960 10.78 1.09 (4) $76,740
District of Columbia 2,770 3.95 0.40 (4) $74,710
Massachusetts 27,900 8.06 0.81 (4) $74,470
California 149,340 9.35 0.94 (4) $74,270





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 57,340 8.71 0.88 (4) $75,700
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 35,050 11.94 1.20 (4) $59,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,180 7.39 0.74 (4) $75,240
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 30,310 8.33 0.84 (4) $64,840
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 29,310 11.48 1.16 (4) $55,690
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 26,050 10.72 1.08 (4) $57,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 22,740 9.13 0.92 (4) $75,020
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,790 9.83 0.99 (4) $65,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 18,120 13.30 1.34 (4) $80,070
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 15,010 7.75 0.78 (4) $43,730