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Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut

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-3% Jobs Projection
$75,450 Median Salary
1,140 Job Openings

While jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut are decreasing, those who do work in these jobs get paid higher than average.

  • Employment for Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut is expected to decrease.

  • Elementary School Teachers in Connecticut earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Connecticut?

16,320 people worked as Elementary School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 17,860 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,540 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Connecticut

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are declining at a rate of 3.0% which is a faster decline than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Connecticut Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 1,140 annual job openings, and 16,740 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 Connecticut?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $49,380 to $101,670 with $75,450 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Connecticut is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Connecticut 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
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 4,870 $75,850
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 4,460 $78,830
Springfield, MA-CT 3,620 $74,360
New Haven, CT 2,800 $75,750
Worcester, MA-CT 2,260 $73,830
Norwich-New London-Westerly, CT-RI 1,110 $71,000
Waterbury, CT 890 $64,640
Danbury, CT 880 $78,620

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
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

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