Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Classroom Teacher make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

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$51,124 / yrTotal Pay
$47,924 / yrBase Pay
$3,200 / yrAdditional Pay

$51,124

 / yr
$32K$81K
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Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Classroom Teacher is $51,124 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $47,924 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $3,200 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Top Paying Companies

For a Classroom Teacher in United States

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Classroom Teacher in United States. Employers include San Francisco Unified School District, New York City Department of Education and Essex Westford School District.

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San Francisco Unified School District
San Francisco Unified School District
$73,029/yr
401 open jobs
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Prince Georges County Public Schools (MD)
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Classroom TeacherSee 44 salaries from all locations

$59,948

 / yr

$70,564

 / yr

$61,591

 / yr

$61,148

 / yr

$58,435

 / yr

$55,758

 / yr

$73,029

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Top Paying Industries

For a Classroom Teacher in United States

The top 3 paying industries for a Classroom Teacher in United States are Government & Public Administration with a median total pay of $70,564, Education with a median total pay of $60,535 and Healthcare with a median total pay of $48,798.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Government & Public AdministrationGovernment & Public Administration$70,564

    14% Higher than other industries

  • EducationEducation$60,535

    0% Lower than other industries

  • HealthcareHealthcare$48,798

    25% Lower than other industries

Government & Public Administration

The top paying company in Government & Public Administration for Classroom Teacher is New York City Department of Education.

New York City Department of EducationNew York City Department of Education$70,564/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

What is the pay outlook for Education?

Job growth in education remains steady, with modest growth in salaries and greater opportunities for workers with STEM specialization or those with advanced degrees. Opportunities are likely to persist with the projected rise in student enrollment in the coming years. Jobs are often reliant upon state and local budgets with public sector benefits being an attractive feature for many job-seekers.

Recent Salaries Shared

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Total Pay

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Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

2nd Grade Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$60,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Elementary Teacher

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$50,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Elementary Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$54,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Elementary Teacher

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$62,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
4th Grade Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$49,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
2nd Grade Teacher

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$50,053

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Teacher, Elementary School

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$48,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Teacher, Elementary School

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$44,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday

Classroom Teacher pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Classroom Teacher is $47,924 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Classroom Teacher salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1238 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Classroom Teacher employees.

The highest salary for a Classroom Teacher in United States is $75,307 per year.

The lowest salary for a Classroom Teacher in United States is $30,498 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Classroom Teacher or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Classroom Teacher.