Elementary School Teachers
(Except Special Education)

7.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $29.52 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 12% (No worries)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education' job openings is expected to rise 4% by 2031
'Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education' was $61,400, or $29.52 hourly
'Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education' are paid 34.2% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as elementary school teachers, except special education?

As of 2021 there were 1,329,280 people employed as Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education within the United States.
This represents around 0.94% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 105 people are employed as Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education.

Job description

Teach academic and social skills to students at the elementary school level.

SOC Code: 25-2021.00


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Sofia (No chance) says
Robots can never take a teacher's job. I think that people are too paranoid about this AI/robotics madness.
May 13, 2021 at 01:40 PM
Kait (No chance) says
You need humans to teach humans lol
Apr 14, 2021 at 08:03 PM
Homokiné Czövek Henrietta (Likely) says
Even with technology, there is a need for a teacher who makes learning easier.
Jan 30, 2021 at 12:42 PM
mfleh mfleh says
Even with technology, there needs to be a teacher to facilitate the learning.
Jul 23, 2020 at 09:00 AM
Jamalia says
For me, interaction with the teacher personally is still the best way of learning process. We may use technologies as our references.
May 06, 2020 at 09:44 AM
Aaron says
Khan Academy and MOOC's are the future of education. AI can easily determine if young people are learning. At least in my opinion.
Dec 03, 2019 at 08:38 PM
Aaron (Highly likely) says
With the internet it's possible to have education entirely online. Tablets, smart phones etc. etc. Khan academy for example.
Dec 03, 2019 at 08:30 PM
National Teacher Shortage Crisis (Could go either way) says
There's a national teacher shortage. 50% of all new teachers are projected to leave the profession within their first 5 years. Experienced teachers are running from the profession and fewer every year are entering it. This is a national crisis everyone's ignoring. Eventually it will sink in and people will start looking for solutions. In our current culture, that solution certainly doesn't lean towards incentivizing new teachers to enter and stay in the profession. What do you do to fix this problem? The answer that's easy, that causes the least disruption, that requires the least change in the system, that is cost effective, is automation. What seems more likely? Drastic cultural and systematic change, or people like Mark Zuckerberg, who have literally said they are investing in the development of these educational technologies, actually taking advantage of new market and filling the demand with automation?
Jul 01, 2019 at 08:53 AM
Janice Reid (No chance) says
Even with technology, there needs to be a teacher to facilitate the learning.
Jun 25, 2019 at 04:14 PM

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