What is the average elementary school teacher salary range?

The average elementary school teacher salary is $51,106, as of 2010. The top 10 percent of elementary school teachers make about $70,000 per year. Elementary school teachers in the lowest 10 percent of the pay scale make approximately $33,000 per year. This figure has a great deal to do with where you live. Many public schools have very limited budgets because of budget cuts on the state level. If you live in an urban area, you have a better chance of being on the top end of that pay scale.