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Elementary School Teachers in Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts a good place for you to work as an Elementary School Teacher?

11.1% Jobs Projection
$78,770 Median Salary
2,320 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Massachusetts?

In 2018, there were 30,380 Elementary School Teachers working in the state.

There were 28,720 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,660 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 2,320 annual Elementary School Teachers job openings in Massachusetts, and 30,350 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 112,800 annual jobs and 1,514,900 total jobs in 2026.

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $47,210 to $127,540 with $78,770 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 22,490 $79,010
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 4,570 $73,470
Springfield, MA-CT 3,620 $74,360
Worcester, MA-CT 2,260 $73,830
Barnstable Town, MA 1,010 $76,810
New Bedford, MA 580 $88,510
Leominster-Gardner, MA 510 $88,750
Pittsfield, MA 490 $76,950

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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