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Elementary School Teachers in Virginia

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

11.5% Jobs Projection
$63,040 Median Salary
2,950 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Elementary School Teachers Work in Virginia?

There were approximately 36,450 workers employed as Elementary School Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 35,540 Elementary School Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 910 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for Virginia

Jobs for Elementary School Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.5% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 7.4%.


Virginia Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 2,950 annual job openings, and a total of 38,490 jobs for Virginia 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 Virginia?

In 2018 wages for Elementary School Teachers ranged from $42,600 to $101,830 with $63,040 being the median annual salary.

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


Top Virginia 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 28,490 $74,660
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 6,840 $69,710
Richmond, VA 5,330 $56,600
Roanoke, VA 1,460 $49,870
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 1,290 $48,280
Charlottesville, VA 1,110 $67,470
Lynchburg, VA 870 $49,250
Harrisonburg, VA 770 $48,090
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 550 $46,450
Staunton-Waynesboro, VA 480 $48,590

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

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