How Much do Elementary School Teachers Make in Missouri?

Do elementary school teachers in Missouri make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Missouri elementary school teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, elementary school teachers in Missouri earn an average of $50,920 a year.

This is 20% less than elementary school teachers nationwide, but it is 6% more than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Elementary School Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Annually
90th $78,780
75th $59,340
50th $46,320
25th $37,890
10th $33,330
Missouri Elementary School Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Annually
Cape Girardeau $43,710
Jefferson City $54,510
Joplin $43,030
Kansas City $55,640
Springfield $50,710
St. Joseph $44,320
St. Louis $54,640
Missouri Elementary School Teacher Wages by Year
Year Annually
2019 $50,920
2018 $49,860
2017 $52,700
2016 $53,390
2015 $52,920
2014 $50,240
2013 $48,460
2012 $47,290
2011 $44,910