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Elementary School Teachers in Texas

Considering a career as an Elementary School Teacher in Texas?

20.4% Jobs Projection
$56,380 Median Salary
14,050 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 136,780 workers employed as Elementary School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 140,310 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 3,530 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Elementary School Teachers in TX Employment Trend

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

Elementary School Teachers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.

Job Projections for Elementary School Teachers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 14,050 annual job openings, and 173,350 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $42,190 to $74,370 with $56,380 being the median annual salary.

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

Elementary School Teachers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 37,210 $58,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 30,650 $58,170
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 11,570 $57,630
Austin-Round Rock, TX 9,370 $58,980
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 5,860 $54,510
El Paso, TX 3,470 $64,830
Killeen-Temple, TX 2,600 $48,010
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 2,450 $51,740
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 2,030 $49,880
Corpus Christi, TX 1,900 $65,250
Lubbock, TX 1,600 $46,010
Laredo, TX 1,550 $61,870
Amarillo, TX 1,360 $55,230
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,170 $47,660
Waco, TX 1,140 $48,520
Tyler, TX 1,070 $48,200
Longview, TX 970 $47,010
Wichita Falls, TX 890 $48,220
Sherman-Denison, TX 790 $64,700
Texarkana, TX-AR 770 $46,770
San Angelo, TX 660 $46,880
Abilene, TX 630 $47,430
Odessa, TX 570 $52,800
Victoria, TX 510 $47,740

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 TX Employment Total
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education 66,470
Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School 1,680

References

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