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Elementary School Teachers in Nebraska

Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in Nebraska?

6.4% Jobs Projection
$56,810 Median Salary
870 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Nebraska?

9,920 people worked as Elementary School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 10,140 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 220 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in NE Employment Trend

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

Elementary School Teachers in NE vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Nebraska

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 6.4% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. NE

Nebraska Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 870 annual Elementary School Teachers job openings in Nebraska, and 11,700 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 Nebraska?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $38,590 to $78,640 with $56,810 being the median annual salary.

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

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: NE vs. National Average

Top Nebraska 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4,380 $58,240
Lincoln, NE 1,500 $53,600
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 990 $57,790
Grand Island, NE 640 $62,270

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation NE Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 3,460
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 160

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