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Elementary School Teachers in Michigan

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5.6% Jobs Projection
$63,480 Median Salary
2,840 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Michigan?

38,330 people worked as Elementary School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 38,080 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.6% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,840 annual job openings, and a total of 38,600 jobs for Michigan Elementary School Teachers in 2026.

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

What do Elementary School Teachers Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $36,790 to $99,050 with $63,480 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 16,990 $70,840
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 4,140 $56,510
Flint, MI 1,730 $56,020
Ann Arbor, MI 1,720 $63,590
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,640 $58,480
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 1,300 $49,030
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 1,220 $62,170
Saginaw, MI 960 $62,810
Jackson, MI 750 n/a
Muskegon, MI 670 $64,130
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 610 $52,110
Battle Creek, MI 580 $62,180
Monroe, MI 490 $59,740
Bay City, MI 340 $58,800
Midland, MI 220 $54,930

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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