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Table 211.70c.Employment and average annual wage of elementary school teachers in elementary and secondary education industry, by state or jurisdiction: 2016, 2019, and 2022
[Standard errors appear in parentheses]
State or jurisdictionEmploymentAverage annual wage (in current dollars)Average annual wage (in constant
2022 dollars)1
20162019202220162019202220162019
123456789
   United States1,385,830 (11,087)1,399,980 (11,200)1,388,630 (9,720)$59,620 (298)$64,540 (323)$68,050 (408)$72,700 (363)$73,880 (369)
Alabama25,770 (1,701)24,330 (1,679)22,600 (1,220)48,680 (292)50,270 (352)53,610 (322)59,360 (356)57,540 (403)
Alaska3,130 (78)3,810 (88)3,090 (83)73,550 (515)75,530 (529)68,160 (1,022)89,680 (628)86,460 (605)
Arizona21,260 (425)23,070 (484)25,160 (377)42,580 (298)45,820 (275)51,170 (307)51,920 (363)52,450 (315)
Arkansas 12,350 (161)12,930 (116)12,430 (124)47,010 (188)48,800 (195)50,610 (304)57,320 (229)55,860 (223)
California 155,240 (6,054)161,450 (5,974)157,010 (5,024)75,020 (1,275)81,480 (1,141)90,560 (1,630)91,480 (1,555)93,270 (1,306)

Colorado

26,650

 

(187)

25,810

 

(232)

---


(†)

51,450

 

(206)

54,430

 

(272)

59,180

 

(296)

62,740

 

(251)

62,310

 

(312)
Connecticut17,660 (300)16,460 (247)16,810 (168)76,170 (457)78,330 (392)84,740 (508)92,880 (557)89,670 (448)
Delaware4,000 (384)3,710 (564)4,350 (452)60,680 (1,942)63,560 (1,907)64,100 (1,474)73,990 (2,368)72,760 (2,183)
District of Columbia ---(†)---(†)3,210 (141)75,290 (828)78,560 (1,807)82,360 (1,400)91,810 (1,010)89,930 (2,068)
Florida---(†)78,510 (864)66,080 (661)48,370 (193)60,310 (362)59,380 (297)58,980 (236)69,040 (414)

Georgia

---

 

(†)

---

 

(†)

46,290

 

(2,916)

55,380

 

(997)

60,140

 

(1,323)

65,050

 

(1,236)

67,530

 

(1,216)

68,840

 

(1,515)
Hawaii5,260 (605)5,080 (76)3,340 (70)57,150 (1,600)62,750 (502)63,520 (635)69,690 (1,951)71,830 (575)
Idaho7,500 (645)8,350 (818)8,290 (638)49,390 (1,432)52,450 (1,521)58,980 (2,949)60,220 (1,747)60,040 (1,741)
Illinois61,860 (1,980)59,860 (1,616)59,800 (1,674)59,400 (594)64,490 (580)67,880 (543)72,430 (724)73,820 (664)
Indiana28,060 (1,122)26,380 (1,161)27,810 (1,029)50,000 (350)52,460 (525)54,210 (651)60,970 (427)60,050 (601)

Iowa

17,040

 

(1,261)

18,360

 

(1,138)

16,260

 

(992)

53,150

 

(850)

54,130

 

(704)

57,700

 

(866)

64,810

 

(1,037)

61,960

 

(806)
Kansas14,860 (149)16,100 (113)15,560 (124)48,780 (244)51,130 (256)55,060 (330)59,480 (297)58,530 (293)
Kentucky18,950 (114)19,350 (58)17,840 (54)52,690 (263)52,880 (212)55,650 (334)64,250 (321)60,530 (242)
Louisiana22,160 (199)23,820 (262)20,810 (333)48,720 (195)49,410 (247)51,350 (257)59,410 (238)56,560 (283)
Maine5,670 (403)--- (†)5,550 (377)51,730 (724)53,850 (969)60,470 (907)63,080 (883)61,640 (1,110)

Maryland

23,780

 

(2,568)

27,010

 

(2,053)

29,780

 

(1,429)

63,030

 

(882)

75,730

 

(1,590)

70,810

 

(1,133)

76,860

 

(1,076)

86,690

 

(1,820)
Massachusetts28,380 (454)32,120 (385)31,850 (510)75,350 (377)80,120 (401)82,740 (414)91,880 (459)91,710 (459)
Michigan36,240 (1,450)35,230 (1,550)37,340 (1,942)60,020 (1,140)68,520 (1,233)66,220 (530)73,190 (1,391)78,440 (1,412)
Minnesota27,700 (1,524)22,540 (1,285)23,180 (1,344)60,510 (1,271)62,310 (872)64,740 (971)73,780 (1,549)71,330 (999)
Mississippi14,420 (606)12,640 (784)11,940 (513)42,620 (384)44,240 (310)45,660 (320)51,970 (468)50,640 (354)

Missouri

28,540

 

(2,198)

20,510

 

(2,564)

24,520

 

(2,109)

52,330

 

(1,465)

52,820

 

(2,852)

56,280

 

(1,238)

63,810

 

(1,787)

60,460

 

(3,265)
Montana 4,750 (361)5,280 (433)4,700 (315)50,640 (1,317)52,610 (1,105)60,270 (1,808)61,750 (1,605)60,220 (1,265)
Nebraska 9,660 (290)9,720 (408)8,300 (332)55,410 (277)59,390 (594)57,630 (403)67,560 (338)67,980 (680)
Nevada 10,160 (264)10,190 (122)10,050 (261)55,780 (390)58,180 (291)60,700 (789)68,020 (476)66,600 (333)
New Hampshire 5,900 (330)5,960 (256)6,030 (265)56,680 (623)59,460 (773)63,010 (693)69,110 (760)68,060 (885)

New Jersey

43,650

 

(2,008)

42,120

 

(2,359)

41,200

 

(1,813)

69,530

 

(626)

72,370

 

(941)

75,150

 

(601)

84,780

 

(763)

82,840

 

(1,077)
New Mexico 8,200 (566)7,220 (397)7,040 (507)58,040 (1,451)56,350 (1,183)61,910 (805)70,770 (1,769)64,500 (1,355)
New York 83,030 (4,068)88,210 (4,675)97,700 (4,397)81,290 (1,138)88,440 (1,769)89,720 (1,346)99,120 (1,388)101,240 (2,025)
North Carolina 38,130 (1,640)40,350 (1,775)43,230 (1,772)44,600 (312)49,180 (492)49,570 (347)54,380 (381)56,300 (563)
North Dakota 4,650 (74)4,610 (92)4,550 (68)49,230 (197)55,470 (444)55,530 (333)60,030 (240)63,500 (508)

Ohio

39,930

 

(2,556)

53,700

 

(2,846)

48,770

 

(2,975)

59,870

 

(838)

63,900

 

(639)

69,020

 

(1,311)

73,000

 

(1,022)

73,150

 

(731)
Oklahoma 17,240 (259)17,830 (285)15,750 (236)42,110 (253)47,050 (235)50,290 (352)51,350 (308)53,860 (269)
Oregon 14,360 (976)14,630 (1,053)14,610 (906)67,410 (1,348)71,570 (1,789)80,260 (2,167)82,200 (1,644)81,930 (2,048)
Pennsylvania 53,070 (2,760)51,920 (3,167)51,530 (3,143)62,290 (1,059)68,830 (895)69,700 (836)75,950 (1,291)78,790 (1,024)
Rhode Island 3,400 (252)4,510 (410)4,490 (220)68,680 (893)70,130 (1,894)72,770 (1,383)83,750 (1,089)80,280 (2,168)

South Carolina

---

 

(†)

22,570

 

(1,174)

22,590

 

(949)

49,660

 

(795)

54,130

 

(704)

54,190

 

(434)

60,550

 

(969)

61,960

 

(806)
South Dakota 3,960 (51)4,020 (101)4,100 (62)42,870 (343)44,410 (355)48,400 (339)52,270 (418)50,840 (407)
Tennessee ---(†)---(†)---(†)50,500 (202)54,400 (218)53,050 (318)61,580 (246)62,270 (249)
Texas 144,060 (576)132,120 (793)140,700 (704)55,360 (221)56,500 (226)59,820 (299)67,500 (270)64,680 (259)
Utah 15,260 (961)14,060 (858)15,190 (714)53,740 (1,129)59,320 (2,254)60,020 (1,080)65,530 (1,376)67,900 (2,580)

Vermont

3,460

 

(266)

3,970

 

(461)

3,480

 

(320)

60,260

 

(1,687)

58,910

 

(589)

64,400

 

(1,739)

73,480

 

(2,057)

67,440

 

(674)
Virginia 36,260 (544)38,760 (543)36,140 (398)64,510 (323)69,440 (486)72,600 (436)78,660 (393)79,490 (556)
Washington 24,050 (241)30,570 (397)31,740 (254)61,660 (247)70,140 (281)85,760 (515)75,190 (301)80,290 (321)
West Virginia 5,530 (492)5,930 (735)5,190 (586)46,080 (507)46,200 (370)49,930 (549)56,190 (618)52,890 (423)
Wisconsin 28,490 (1,567)27,050 (1,596)26,670 (1,334)56,130 (561)58,530 (702)60,990 (1,281)68,440 (684)67,000 (804)
Wyoming 3,200 (96)---(†)2,710 (133)59,430 (535)58,380 (350)60,580 (424)72,470 (652)66,830 (401)

Other jurisdictions
























  Guam880 (11)810 (17)740 (16)47,170 (283)49,050 (441)49,480 (693)57,520 (345)56,150 (505)
  Puerto Rico12,590 (189)10,700 (182)14,110 (141)36,090 (325)35,220 (317)34,800 (278)44,010 (396)40,320 (363)
  U.S. Virgin Islands620 (9)540 (12)560 (11)42,290 (254)46,420 (371)47,490 (617)51,570 (309)53,140 (425)
---Not available.
†Not applicable.
1Constant dollars based on the Consumer Price Index, prepared by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor.
NOTE: Data are based on employment in jobs rather than on the number of full-time-equivalent teachers reported in other tables. As defined by the 2018 Standard Occupational Classification system, elementary school teachers are individuals who teach academic and social skills to students at the specified school level. Excludes special education teachers and short-term substitute teachers. Estimates for each reported year are based on data combined by the Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program from six semiannual panels collected over a 3-year period. For example, the 2022 estimates are based on data collected in May 2022 combined with those collected in November 2019, May and November 2020, and May and November 2021. Caution should be used when interpreting estimates that draw from the 2020 and 2021 data due to the impact that the coronavirus pandemic had on response rates and on data availability and data quality. The OEWS program classifies establishments into four types of ownership: federal government, state government, local government, and private. Estimates in this table include state government, local government, and private ownerships only. Employment includes all filled jobs by place of work, regardless of whether the job is full-time or part-time or whether it is temporary or permanent. The OEWS annual wage estimates are generally computed from hourly rates and assume a full-time, year-round schedule of 2,080 hours. However, for certain occupations (e.g., teachers, pilots, flight attendants), annual rates are reported directly. These data represent aggregated information that does not take into account differences (e.g., level of work performed, age and experience, cost of living, work schedule) that may exist among individuals and across ownership groups.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) MB3 research estimates, 2016 and 2019, and OEWS estimates, 2022. (This table was prepared August 2023.)

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