Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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).


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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)
1,381,430 0.7 % (4) $57,730 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $36,190 $43,900 $54,890 $69,450 $85,550
  (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 1,372,580 16.43 (4) $57,790
Employment Services 3,000 0.08 (8) (8)
Religious Organizations 2,350 1.24 (4) $48,910
Child Day Care Services 700 0.08 (4) $36,100
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 (4) $52,420

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 1,372,580 16.43 (4) $57,790
Religious Organizations 2,350 1.24 (4) $48,910
Educational Support Services 420 0.25 (4) $52,280
Other Schools and Instruction 470 0.12 (4) $35,590
Child Day Care Services 700 0.08 (4) $36,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,372,580 16.43 (4) $57,790
Local Government (OES Designation) 580 0.01 (4) $54,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 600 0.02 (4) $52,420
Educational Support Services 420 0.25 (4) $52,280
Religious Organizations 2,350 1.24 (4) $48,910


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 141,600 12.24 1.22 (4) $52,810
California 138,890 8.96 0.89 (4) $72,360
New York 82,270 9.16 0.91 (4) $72,930
Florida 71,620 9.04 0.90 (4) $47,630
Illinois 60,570 10.35 1.03 (4) $59,680



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 15,140 13.68 1.37 (4) $41,760
Louisiana 24,690 12.73 1.27 (4) $48,430
Alabama 23,800 12.64 1.26 (4) $49,700
Georgia 50,670 12.33 1.23 (4) $53,610
Texas 141,600 12.24 1.22 (4) $52,810



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 18,110 10.91 1.09 (4) $75,700
Alaska 2,950 9.00 0.90 (4) $73,220
New York 82,270 9.16 0.91 (4) $72,930
California 138,890 8.96 0.89 (4) $72,360
Massachusetts 27,220 8.01 0.80 (4) $71,390




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 61,200 9.45 0.94 (4) $71,190
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 34,280 11.70 1.17 (4) $57,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 31,020 7.56 0.75 (4) $73,430
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 28,950 11.67 1.17 (4) $54,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 27,730 7.76 0.77 (4) $64,000
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 24,490 10.51 1.05 (4) $54,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 23,620 9.77 0.98 (4) $70,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,550 9.33 0.93 (4) $63,600
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 16,690 12.73 1.27 (4) $75,950
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 15,900 8.48 0.85 (4) $42,600