Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
1,415,590 0.7 % (4) $55,270 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,910 $42,410 $52,840 $66,330 $81,230
  (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 1,404,490 16.74 (4) $55,290
Employment Services 4,940 0.17 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 2,350 1.28 (4) $44,520
Individual and Family Services 1,090 0.09 (4) $59,420
Child Day Care Services 610 0.08 (4) $44,090

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 1,404,490 16.74 (4) $55,290
Religious Organizations 2,350 1.28 (4) $44,520
Educational Support Services 420 0.30 (4) $47,870
Employment Services 4,940 0.17 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 350 0.10 (4) $56,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Individual and Family Services 1,090 0.09 (4) $59,420
Other Schools and Instruction 350 0.10 (4) $56,740
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,404,490 16.74 (4) $55,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 300 0.01 (4) $52,870
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 30 (7) (4) $48,820


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)
Texas 164,620 15.98 1.45 (4) $51,850
California 149,090 10.62 0.96 (4) $65,660
New York 88,960 10.56 0.96 (4) $69,380
Illinois 84,590 15.18 1.38 (4) $57,820
Florida 70,920 9.92 0.90 (4) $50,090




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)
Texas 164,620 15.98 1.45 (4) $51,850
North Dakota 5,680 15.29 1.39 (4) $44,270
Illinois 84,590 15.18 1.38 (4) $57,820
Alaska 4,070 12.99 1.18 (4) $72,090
Vermont 3,750 12.90 1.17 (4) $52,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,070 12.99 1.18 (4) $72,090
Rhode Island 3,680 8.17 0.74 (4) $71,840
New York 88,960 10.56 0.96 (4) $69,380
Connecticut 17,110 10.63 0.96 (4) $66,920
California 149,090 10.62 0.96 (4) $65,660





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)
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 54,850 15.31 1.39 (4) $61,790
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 53,140 10.50 0.95 (4) $69,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 37,980 14.89 1.35 (4) $53,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 35,770 9.36 0.85 (4) $67,240
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 30,280 14.81 1.34 (4) $55,000
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 24,080 10.81 0.98 (4) $54,390
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 21,350 18.70 1.69 (4) $68,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 20,640 8.93 0.81 (4) $67,260
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,300 9.53 0.86 (4) $54,800
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 16,480 9.63 0.87 (4) $60,800