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Fast Facts for Elementary School Teachers in Alabama

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Florence, Auburn and Decatur
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Birmingham, Mobile and Dothan
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Birmingham, Huntsville and Montgomery

Salaries for Elementary School Teachers in Alabama

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Huntsville, Decatur and Birmingham

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More Alabama Elementary School Teacher Training Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Normal
Doctorate
5,706
Montgomery
Doctorate
5,608
Athens
Bachelor
3,072
Auburn University
Doctorate & First Professional
24,137
Montgomery
Masters
5,138
Birmingham
Masters
1,389
Selma
Bachelor
555
Montgomery
Masters & First Professional
2,918
Montgomery
Bachelor
954
Jacksonville
Masters
9,077
Marion
Bachelor
311
Huntsville
Masters
1,824
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
4,485
Mobile
Masters
1,538
Tuscaloosa
Bachelor
915
Tuscaloosa
Doctorate & First Professional
25,544
Troy
Masters
28,955
Tuskegee
Doctorate & First Professional
2,936
Birmingham
Doctorate & First Professional
16,246
Huntsville
Doctorate
7,264
Mobile
Masters
1,541
Montevallo
Masters
2,949
Mobile
Doctorate
13,779
Livingston
Masters
4,011

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Elementary School Teachers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Alabama. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Elementary School Teachers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Elementary School Teachers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Auburn 400 $50,530
Opelika 400 $50,530
Anniston 660 $48,370
Oxford 660 $48,370
Jacksonville 660 $48,370
Huntsville 2100 $53,150
Daphne 1020 $49,490
Fairhope 1020 $49,490
Foley 1020 $49,490
Decatur 830 $52,510
Dothan 840 $46,680
Birmingham 7770 $51,680
Hoover 7770 $51,680
Florence 610 $48,530
Muscle Shoals 610 $48,530
Gadsden 450 $46,430
Mobile 1410 $45,730
Montgomery 1820 $49,260
Tuscaloosa 1130 $47,080

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