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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
1,430,480 0.9 % (4) $63,930 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $39,020 $47,300 $59,670 $77,440 $97,900
  (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 1,420,980 16.51 (4) $63,980
Religious Organizations 1,960 0.97 (4) $52,380
Child Day Care Services 1,660 0.18 (4) $34,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.02 (4) $59,300
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 650 0.01 (4) $64,340

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 1,420,980 16.51 (4) $63,980
Religious Organizations 1,960 0.97 (4) $52,380
Child Day Care Services 1,660 0.18 (4) $34,950
Educational Support Services 320 0.16 (4) $49,590
Other Schools and Instruction 500 0.11 (4) $53,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 650 0.01 (4) $64,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,420,980 16.51 (4) $63,980
Social Advocacy Organizations 110 0.05 (4) $59,330
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 730 0.02 (4) $59,300
Grantmaking and Giving Services (8) (8) (4) $57,670


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 164,910 9.49 0.97 (4) $82,560
Texas 131,880 10.61 1.09 (4) $56,280
New York 92,560 9.72 1.00 (4) $82,830
Florida 77,170 8.77 0.90 (4) $55,210
Illinois 64,270 10.67 1.10 (4) $63,280




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 3,770 12.32 1.26 (4) $63,480
Louisiana 23,670 12.32 1.26 (4) $48,630
Iowa 18,720 12.08 1.24 (4) $53,950
Alaska 3,820 12.05 1.24 (4) $75,860
Alabama 23,650 11.98 1.23 (4) $50,270




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 92,560 9.72 1.00 (4) $82,830
California 164,910 9.49 0.97 (4) $82,560
Massachusetts 31,430 8.68 0.89 (4) $82,450
District of Columbia 3,710 5.13 0.53 (4) $79,390
Connecticut 15,930 9.57 0.98 (4) $78,070





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 92,620 9.59 0.98 (4) $83,990
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 47,530 7.62 0.78 (4) $87,120
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 47,180 10.09 1.04 (4) $66,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 36,270 9.92 1.02 (4) $58,340
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 30,560 9.61 0.99 (4) $81,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 29,610 9.70 1.00 (4) $58,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 29,050 10.59 1.09 (4) $59,140
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 28,470 9.90 1.02 (4) $73,040
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 23,350 8.35 0.86 (4) $83,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 22,860 14.86 1.53 (4) $90,270