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Elementary School Teachers in Georgia

Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in Georgia?

14.8% Jobs Projection
$56,250 Median Salary
4,630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Georgia?

In 2018, there were 53,940 Elementary School Teachers working in the state.

There were 55,360 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,420 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Georgia

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 14.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Georgia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 4,630 annual job openings, and 58,980 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 Georgia?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $36,180 to $78,120 with $56,250 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Georgia 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
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 31,060 $56,780
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 3,410 $59,760
Chattanooga, TN-GA 2,700 $60,790
Columbus, GA-AL 1,900 $56,240
Savannah, GA 1,450 $52,260
Macon, GA 1,300 $51,450
Athens-Clarke County, GA 1,270 $55,130
Gainesville, GA 1,030 $56,380
Albany, GA 820 $59,120
Rome, GA 610 $58,420
Dalton, GA 550 $58,890
Brunswick, GA 490 $72,690
Hinesville, GA 410 $54,910

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

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