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Elementary School Teachers in Pennsylvania

Want to work in Pennsylvania as an Elementary School Teacher? Read this first!

5.3% Jobs Projection
$63,900 Median Salary
3,890 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Pennsylvania?

In Pennsylvania, there were 55,200 people working as Elementary School Teachers in the year 2018.

There were 54,140 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,060 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in PA Employment Trend

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

Elementary School Teachers in PA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Pennsylvania

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 5.3% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. PA

Pennsylvania Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 3,890 annual job openings, and a total of 53,020 jobs for Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $41,820 to $98,180 with $63,900 being the median annual salary.

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

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: PA vs. National Average

Top Pennsylvania 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 86,140 $80,130
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 27,560 $67,000
Pittsburgh, PA 8,870 $59,870
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 4,600 $76,030
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 2,890 $56,300
York-Hanover, PA 2,870 $69,740
Scranton–Wilkes-Barre–Hazleton, PA 2,820 $57,580
Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA 2,560 $60,920
Lancaster, PA 1,910 $63,070
Reading, PA 1,840 $63,520
Erie, PA 1,430 $56,980
Johnstown, PA 740 $56,190
Chambersburg-Waynesboro, PA 630 $60,100
East Stroudsburg, PA 620 $72,840
Lebanon, PA 590 $63,230
Gettysburg, PA 580 $51,260
State College, PA 570 $60,460
Altoona, PA 510 $53,780
Bloomsburg-Berwick, PA 410 $64,020

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

Discover similar careers:

Occupation PA Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 21,640
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 390


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