Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,344,240 0.6 % (4) $56,320 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,760 $43,070 $53,590 $67,730 $83,600
  (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 1,333,720 16.11 (4) $56,360
Employment Services 4,880 0.15 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 2,320 1.25 (4) $50,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 (4) $53,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 (4) $51,460

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 1,333,720 16.11 (4) $56,360
Religious Organizations 2,320 1.25 (4) $50,410
Educational Support Services 300 0.20 (4) $48,890
Employment Services 4,880 0.15 (8) (8)
Other Schools and Instruction 500 0.14 (4) $49,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,333,720 16.11 (4) $56,360
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) (4) $54,040
Local Government (OES Designation) 730 0.01 (4) $53,470
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 590 0.02 (4) $51,460
Religious Organizations 2,320 1.25 (4) $50,410


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 142,690 13.07 1.29 (4) $50,290
California 134,440 9.14 0.90 (4) $69,320
New York 76,130 8.82 0.87 (4) $72,840
Florida 69,740 9.36 0.92 (4) $47,410
Illinois 67,030 11.75 1.16 (4) $56,720




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 14,290 13.19 1.30 (4) $41,490
Texas 142,690 13.07 1.29 (4) $50,290
Utah 15,870 12.77 1.26 (4) $51,300
North Dakota 5,250 12.40 1.22 (4) $46,570
Maine 6,880 11.81 1.17 (4) $48,480




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 4,030 8.83 0.87 (4) $73,040
New York 76,130 8.82 0.87 (4) $72,840
Alaska 3,350 10.37 1.02 (4) $70,190
California 134,440 9.14 0.90 (4) $69,320
Connecticut 15,940 9.75 0.96 (4) $68,580





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 46,190 8.81 0.87 (4) $73,380
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 37,260 10.07 0.99 (4) $59,910
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 34,470 12.50 1.23 (4) $51,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 32,620 8.21 0.81 (4) $72,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 25,880 11.21 1.11 (4) $54,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 23,320 10.85 1.07 (4) $51,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 21,820 9.22 0.91 (4) $67,790
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 17,170 14.29 1.41 (4) $72,980
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 16,720 9.39 0.93 (4) $43,390
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 16,490 8.96 0.88 (4) $63,320