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Elementary School Teacher Average Salary in India 2022

How much money does an Elementary School Teacher make in India?

Average Monthly Salary
21,800 INR
( 261,000 INR yearly)


A person working as an Elementary School Teacher in India typically earns around 21,800 INR per month. Salaries range from 11,500 INR (lowest) to 33,100 INR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Elementary School Teacher salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Elementary School Teacher Salary Distribution in India

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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Elementary School Teacher salaries in India range from 11,500 INR per month (minimum salary) to 33,100 INR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 20,500 INR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 20,500 INR while the other half are earning more than 20,500 INR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 14,400 INR while 75% of them are earning more than 14,400 INR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Elementary School Teacher(s) are earning less than 25,200 INR while 25% are earning more than 25,200 INR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly India Elementary School Teacher
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Elementary School Teacher with less than two years of experience makes approximately 13,300 INR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 16,300 INR per month, 23% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 23,100 INR per month, 42% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Elementary School Teacher(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 26,900 INR per month, 17% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 29,600 INR per month, 10% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 31,400 INR per month, 6% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Elementary School Teacher average salary change by experience in India

0 - 2 Years
13,300 INR
2 - 5 Years+23%
16,300 INR
5 - 10 Years+42%
23,100 INR
10 - 15 Years+17%
26,900 INR
15 - 20 Years+10%
29,600 INR
20+ Years+6%
31,400 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Elementary School Teacher(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Elementary School Teacher salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Bachelor's Degree, the average salary of an Elementary School Teacher is 15,000 INR per month.

While someone with a Master's Degree gets a salary of 29,000 INR per month, 93% more than someone having a Bachelor's Degree degree.

Elementary School Teacher average salary difference by education level in India

Bachelor's Degree
15,000 INR
Master's Degree+93%
29,000 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Is a Master's degree or an MBA worth it? Should you pursue higher education?

A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in India costs anywhere from 160,000 Indian Rupee(s) to 479,000 Indian Rupee(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.

You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.

Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support the thoery. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.

If you can afford the costs of higher education, the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Elementary School Teacher employees in India earn 13% less than their female counterparts on average.

19,900 INR
22,900 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in India for all Careers

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Elementary School Teacher Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in India

How much are annual salary increments in India for Elementary School Teacher(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Elementary School Teacher

Elementary School Teacher(s) in India are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 11% every 17 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 9% granted to employees every 16 months.

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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

India / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in India is 7%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2021

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in India for the year 2021. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Elementary School Teacher Bonus and Incentive Rates in India

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate India Elementary School Teacher
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An Elementary School Teacher is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

73% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 27% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 1% to 3% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Elementary School Teacher Average Hourly Wage in India

130 INR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in India is 130 INR. This means that the average Elementary School Teacher in India earns approximately 130 INR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Elementary School Teacher VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Elementary School Teacher and Teaching / Education monthly India
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The average salary for Elementary School Teacher is 36% less than that of Teaching / Education. Also, Teaching / Education salaries are 6% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Academic Advisor33,600 INR+54%
Academic Coach33,300 INR+53%
Academic Manager38,800 INR+78%
Academic Specialist29,300 INR+35%
Academic Staff25,300 INR+16%
Accompanist27,700 INR+27%
Achievement Coach33,300 INR+53%
Admissions Specialist29,300 INR+35%
Agricultural Sciences Teacher25,700 INR+18%
Anthropology Teacher26,900 INR+24%
Arabic Language Teacher24,900 INR+14%
Archeology Teacher27,300 INR+25%
Architecture Teacher29,700 INR+36%
Archivist22,600 INR+4%
Art Teacher24,500 INR+13%
Assistant School Principal34,400 INR+58%
Assistant Teacher22,600 INR+4%
Biochemistry Professor 46,800 INR+110%
Biology Teacher26,900 INR+24%
Bursary Scheme Manager30,900 INR+42%
Business Teacher27,700 INR+27%
Chemistry Teacher25,700 INR+18%
Child Care Coordinator26,500 INR+22%
Child Care Worker21,400 INR-2%
Clinical School Psychologist38,800 INR+78%
College Aide33,300 INR+53%
College and Career Readiness Specialist35,200 INR+62%
College President61,800 INR+180%
Communications Teacher26,900 INR+24%
Community Education Officer22,600 INR+4%
Computer Science Teacher25,300 INR+16%
Computer Teacher25,300 INR+16%
Creative Writing Trainer31,300 INR+44%
Credit Counselor32,500 INR+49%
Cultural Studies Teacher25,700 INR+18%
Curriculum Developer34,400 INR+58%
Curriculum Specialist34,000 INR+56%
Demonstrator23,800 INR+9%
Deputy Controller of Examinations31,700 INR+46%
Director of Learning Technology35,600 INR+64%
Distance Learning Coordinator29,300 INR+35%
Economics Lecturer45,500 INR+110%
Education Administrator30,100 INR+38%
Education Assistant Director34,400 INR+58%
Education Assistant Principal28,500 INR+31%
Education Assistant Professor37,600 INR+73%
Education Consultant37,200 INR+71%
Education Coordinator28,100 INR+29%
Education Counselor30,900 INR+42%
Education Director46,700 INR+110%
Education Program Specialist33,600 INR+54%
Education Researcher38,000 INR+75%
Education Resource Specialist28,900 INR+33%
Education Services Facilitator30,500 INR+40%
Educational Psychologist41,200 INR+89%
EFL Teacher26,900 INR+24%
eLearning Trainer24,100 INR+11%
Elementary School Teacher21,800 INR+0%
Engineering Lecturer44,300 INR+100%
Engineering Teacher37,200 INR+71%
English Teacher24,900 INR+14%
ESL Teacher26,900 INR+24%
Faculty Assistant33,300 INR+53%
Foreign Language Teacher24,100 INR+11%
GED Teacher23,800 INR+9%
Geography Teacher25,300 INR+16%
Head of Mathematics Department35,600 INR+64%
Head of School43,500 INR+100%
High School Teacher28,900 INR+33%
History Teacher26,900 INR+24%
Infant Teacher20,600 INR-5%
Instructional Assistant27,700 INR+27%
Instructor29,700 INR+36%
Kindergarten Teacher21,400 INR-2%
Language Instructor For Expatriate21,800 INR+0%
Law Teacher37,600 INR+73%
Learning Designer31,700 INR+46%
Lecturer45,100 INR+110%
Librarian21,800 INR+0%
Library Assistant17,800 INR-18%
Library Director30,900 INR+42%
Library Specialist23,000 INR+6%
Life Sciences Teacher25,700 INR+18%
Math Lecturer47,500 INR+120%
Mathematics Teacher29,700 INR+36%
Mentor29,300 INR+35%
Middle School Teacher27,700 INR+27%
Music Teacher24,500 INR+13%
Nursery Manager39,200 INR+80%
Nursery Worker16,200 INR-26%
Paraprofessional35,600 INR+64%
Physical Education Specialist28,900 INR+33%
Physical Education Teacher23,800 INR+9%
Physics Teacher 27,300 INR+25%
Political Science Teacher27,700 INR+27%
Post Doctoral Researcher41,600 INR+91%
Preschool Education Administrator29,700 INR+36%
Preschool Teacher21,800 INR+0%
Primary School Teacher23,800 INR+9%
Principal38,000 INR+75%
Product Specialist29,700 INR+36%
Professor - Accounting47,500 INR+120%
Professor - Architecture48,300 INR+120%
Professor - Biology46,700 INR+110%
Professor - Business Administration45,500 INR+110%
Professor - Chemical Engineering49,900 INR+130%
Professor - Chemistry49,100 INR+130%
Professor - Civil Engineering45,500 INR+110%
Professor - Communication45,100 INR+110%
Professor - Computer Science47,500 INR+120%
Professor - Dentistry49,500 INR+130%
Professor - Drama45,500 INR+110%
Professor - Economics49,100 INR+130%
Professor - Education48,300 INR+120%
Professor - Electrical Engineering50,300 INR+130%
Professor - English45,500 INR+110%
Professor - Environmental Engineering48,700 INR+120%
Professor - Foreign Languages45,100 INR+110%
Professor - Geological Sciences46,700 INR+110%
Professor - History47,100 INR+120%
Professor - Industrial Engineering46,700 INR+110%
Professor - Law50,700 INR+130%
Professor - Legal Support45,100 INR+110%
Professor - Liberal Arts47,100 INR+120%
Professor - Marketing47,500 INR+120%
Professor - Mathematics51,500 INR+140%
Professor - Mechanical Engineering50,300 INR+130%
Professor - Medical Administration50,700 INR+130%
Professor - Medicine57,000 INR+160%
Professor - Music43,500 INR+100%
Professor - Nursing44,700 INR+110%
Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences47,100 INR+120%
Professor - Philosophy47,500 INR+120%
Professor - Physical Therapy49,900 INR+130%
Professor - Physics51,500 INR+140%
Professor - Psychology46,700 INR+110%
Professor - Rehabilitation43,500 INR+100%
Professor - Social Work42,800 INR+97%
Professor - Sociology46,700 INR+110%
Professor - Special Education47,500 INR+120%
Psychology Teacher39,000 INR+79%
Public Management Assistant Professor39,600 INR+82%
School Counselor36,000 INR+65%
Science Educator27,700 INR+27%
Science Laboratory Assistant23,800 INR+9%
Science Teacher26,500 INR+22%
Secondary Mathematics Teacher27,300 INR+25%
Secondary School Teacher25,700 INR+18%
Special Education Teacher27,700 INR+27%
Special Needs Assistant22,600 INR+4%
Statistics Lecturer45,500 INR+110%
Student Accounts Coordinator25,300 INR+16%
Student Development Specialist30,900 INR+42%
Student Employment Specialist29,300 INR+35%
Student Services23,800 INR+9%
Student Support Manager31,700 INR+46%
Substitute Teacher21,800 INR+0%
Teacher23,800 INR+9%
Teacher Aide20,600 INR-5%
Teacher Trainer31,700 INR+46%
Training and Development Specialist34,000 INR+56%
Training Coordinator23,800 INR+9%
Tutor25,700 INR+18%
University Teacher45,500 INR+110%
Vocational Education Teacher25,700 INR+18%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
agra19,300 INR
Ahmadabad23,600 INR
Bangalore24,100 INR
Bhopal22,000 INR
Chennai24,900 INR
Coimbatore22,300 INR
Delhi24,700 INR
Ghaziabad21,200 INR
Hyderabad25,000 INR
Indore21,900 INR
Jaipur22,600 INR
Kanpur23,500 INR
Kolkata22,900 INR
Lucknow24,000 INR
Ludhiana21,800 INR
Madurai19,100 INR
Mumbai26,000 INR
Nagpur21,400 INR
Patna20,700 INR
Pimpri-Chinchwad21,800 INR
Pune24,400 INR
Surat23,200 INR
Vadodara20,300 INR
Visakhapatnam21,200 INR

Salary Comparison By State

StateAverage Salary
Andaman & Nicobar Islands19,700 INR
Andhra Pradesh25,600 INR
Arunachal Pradesh19,800 INR
Assam22,900 INR
Bihar25,900 INR
Chandigarh19,600 INR
Chhatisgarh23,300 INR
Dadra & Nagar Haveli19,600 INR
Daman & Diu19,400 INR
Delhi23,400 INR
Goa19,500 INR
Gujarat23,900 INR
Haryana22,200 INR
Himachal Pradesh21,600 INR
Jammu & Kashmir22,300 INR
Jharkhand24,400 INR
Karnataka25,600 INR
Kerala24,700 INR
Lakshadweep17,600 INR
Madhya Pradesh24,700 INR
Maharashtra25,400 INR
Manipur21,000 INR
Meghalaya21,000 INR
Mizoram20,100 INR
Nagaland21,300 INR
Orissa25,100 INR
Pondicherry21,100 INR
Punjab22,400 INR
Rajasthan24,700 INR
Sikkim19,100 INR
Tamil Nadu25,100 INR
Tripura21,700 INR
Uttar Pradesh27,400 INR
Uttaranchal22,400 INR
West Bengal27,000 INR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in India earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
31,000 INR
Public Sector+5%
32,700 INR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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