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Elementary School Teachers in Florida

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13.3% Jobs Projection
$48,630 Median Salary
6,330 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in Florida are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Florida is growing faster than average.

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Florida?

In Florida, there were 75,750 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 72,560 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 3,190 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Florida

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 13.3% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Florida Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 6,330 annual job openings, and 81,540 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 Florida?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $31,900 to $73,110 with $48,630 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Florida 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
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 19,840 $44,920
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 12,800 $58,430
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 10,820 $47,060
Jacksonville, FL 6,240 $57,740
Lakeland-Winter Haven, FL 2,710 $47,870
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 2,410 $42,370
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 2,370 $64,660
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL 2,260 $49,290
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 2,230 $48,610
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL 1,980 $44,890
Port St. Lucie, FL 1,400 $54,990
Tallahassee, FL 1,360 $45,470
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL 1,220 $51,410
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 850 $51,350
Panama City, FL 750 $40,670
Sebastian-Vero Beach, FL 610 $58,500
Sebring, FL 580 $44,720
Gainesville, FL 310 $42,120

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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