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Elementary School Teachers in California

Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in California?

6.9% Jobs Projection
$80,830 Median Salary
12,130 Job Openings

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?

162,440 people worked as Elementary School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 157,240 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 5,200 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in CA Employment Trend

The typical state has 19,150 Elementary School Teachers working in it, which means California has more Elementary School Teachers than average.

Elementary School Teachers in CA vs. the Average State

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%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. CA

California Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 12,130 annual job openings, and 163,300 total jobs in 2026 for Elementary School Teachers in this state.

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.

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: CA vs. National Average

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
Sacramento–Roseville–Arden-Arcade, CA 8,760 $69,400
Bakersfield, CA 5,820 $80,430
Fresno, CA 4,280 $83,310
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 3,640 $71,260
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA 2,940 $76,030
Stockton-Lodi, CA 2,840 $73,510
Modesto, CA 2,460 $86,460
Salinas, CA 2,320 $64,400
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,160 $74,010
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 2,160 $68,330
Santa Rosa, CA 2,030 $73,910
Merced, CA 1,640 $76,450
El Centro, CA 1,270 $86,790
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 1,150 $81,310
Madera, CA 1,010 $82,950
Chico, CA 1,000 $62,040
Yuba City, CA 960 $78,400
Redding, CA 760 $64,970
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 610 $71,680
Napa, CA 460 $76,330

Top States for Elementary School Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Elementary School Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 162,440 $80,830
Texas 136,780 $56,380
New York 82,590 $79,760
Florida 75,750 $48,630
Illinois 65,630 $59,070
Pennsylvania 55,200 $63,900
Georgia 53,940 $56,250
Ohio 51,880 $61,950
New Jersey 41,600 $67,160
North Carolina 40,830 $45,860
Michigan 38,330 $63,480
Virginia 36,450 $63,040
Massachusetts 30,380 $78,770
Tennessee 28,880 $51,080
Maryland 28,250 $70,000
Wisconsin 27,280 $55,860
Washington 26,900 $65,780
Indiana 26,520 $49,590
Missouri 25,670 $45,970
Colorado 24,910 $50,330

Below are the states where Elementary School Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
California $80,830
New York $79,760
Massachusetts $78,770
District of Columbia $77,220
Connecticut $75,450
Rhode Island $74,400
Alaska $72,040
Maryland $70,000
New Jersey $67,160
Oregon $66,220

Discover similar careers:

Occupation CA Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 46,500
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 650

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