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Elementary School Teachers in Wisconsin

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2.8% Jobs Projection
$55,860 Median Salary
2,360 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Elementary School Teachers in Wisconsin is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Wisconsin?

27,280 people worked as Elementary School Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 29,520 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 2,240 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Wisconsin

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 2.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Wisconsin Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,360 annual job openings, and a total of 32,860 jobs for Wisconsin 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 Wisconsin?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $39,540 to $78,070 with $55,860 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Wisconsin 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
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 47,500 $62,590
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 14,490 $67,690
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 7,950 $57,550
Madison, WI 3,280 $56,030
Green Bay, WI 2,280 $51,340
Appleton, WI 1,340 $60,030
Duluth, MN-WI 970 $67,610
Eau Claire, WI 880 $52,200
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 860 $53,530
Racine, WI 830 $58,080
Janesville-Beloit, WI 800 $65,040
Wausau, WI 670 $57,060
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 660 $56,150

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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