How much does an Elementary School Teacher make in California?

Average Elementary School Teacher Yearly Salary in California

Elementary School Teachers earn an average yearly salary of $63,119. Salaries typically start from $38,997 and go up to $89,132.

Average Elementary School Teacher Hourly Wage in California

Elementary School Teachers earn an average hourly wage of $30.35. Hourly wages typically start from $18.75 and go up to $42.85.

Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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While elementary school teachers’ wages should perhaps be higher than they are, many teachers are making a comfortable salary, depending on where they live. Urban areas tend to offer higher elementary school salaries, but the cost of living is also higher. While you may earn less in a rural area, you’ll probably spend less for rent, food, gas, and other expenses. The highest paid in the elementary school teacher profession work in the metropolitan areas of Fairbanks, Alaska, Poughkeepsie, New York, and New York City. The Kingston, New York area also pays well, as does the city of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Employment Type Mix

90%
Full-Time
10%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.5
SCORE
796
RATINGS
Elementary School Teachers average a score of 2.5 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Elementary School Teachers in the 4th percentile of salary satisfaction.

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Elementary School Teacher Earnings by Seniority

Top End Elementary School Teacher Earnings

The highest earning Elementary School Teachers in California earn:

$42.85
an hour
$89,132.0
per year
Senior Elementary School Teacher Earnings

Senior Elementary School Teachers in California earn:

$36.15
an hour
$75,186.5
per year
Experienced Elementary School Teacher Earnings

Experienced Elementary School Teachers in California earn:

$30.08
an hour
$62,573.3
per year
Junior Elementary School Teacher Earnings

Junior Elementary School Teachers in California earn:

$23.50
an hour
$48,888.6
per year
Starting Elementary School Teacher Earnings

Starting Elementary School Teachers in California earn:

$18.75
an hour
$38,996.7
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison

Elementary School Teachers earn more than 50% percent of similar careers in California.

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Source: Sokanu (Aggregated)