Elementary School Teachers in California
Want to work in California as an Elementary School Teacher? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in California is growing faster than average.
Elementary School Teachers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in California?
There were approximately 162,440 workers employed as Elementary School Teachers in this state in 2018.
There were 157,240 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s growth of 5,200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means California has more Elementary School Teachers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 12,130 annual job openings, and a total of 163,300 jobs for California Elementary School Teachers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.
What do Elementary School Teachers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $50,400 to $110,200 with $80,830 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Elementary School Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Elementary School Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||46,870||$85,710|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||22,000||$89,500|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||17,260||$80,890|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||11,880||$68,000|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||9,970||$76,880|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||3,640||$71,260|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||2,940||$76,030|
|Santa Rosa, CA||2,030||$73,910|
|El Centro, CA||1,270||$86,790|
|Yuba City, CA||960||$78,400|
|San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA||610||$71,680|
Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Elementary School Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$77,220|
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What Major Will Prepare You For an Elementary School Teacher Career?
- Teacher Education Grade Specific
- Teacher Education Subject Specific
- Teaching English or French
- Multilingual Education
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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