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Teacher Jobs in Georgia

Entry-level teachers in Georgia make an average salary of $33,664 for infusing children with passion and knowledge in over 30 subject areas from kindergarten to grade 12. All applicants are welcome to apply to the state to start their teaching career, but teachers who are certified to teach special education, sciences and math in the elementary and secondary panels may be given preference due to student need. Job-seekers are advised to apply to high-enrolment districts for best opportunities, like Gwinnet County Public Schools, Cobb County School District, and DeKalb County School District.

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Georgia Teacher Salary & Employment

Total Employed

51,990

Salary Range

$44,680 - $76,320

Elementary school teachers have a salary range between $44,680 to $76,320 a year in Georgia. There are around fifty thousand employed elementary school teachers. Read about what it takes to become an elementary school teacher.

Elementary School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany640$53,860
Brunswick520$66,970
Valdosta500$49,250
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell29$55,690
Augusta, Richmond County3$57,580
Athens, Clarke County1$58,520
Gainesville1$54,060
Macon1$47,540
Savannah1$52,590
Columbus1$52,220

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Elementary School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2021)

Total Employed

1,530

Salary Range

$44,180 - $88,510

English teachers have a salary range between $44,180 to $88,510 a year in Georgia, with over 1,530 employed in the state. See details on how to become an english teacher.

English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell590$54,790
Valdosta110$58,580
Gainesville60$44,230
Columbus40$58,830
Macon30$75,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for English Language and Literature Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1123)

Total Employed

25,600

Salary Range

$45,430 - $78,250

As a high school teacher in Georgia you can expect to make between $45,430 - $78,250. There are around twenty five thousand employed high school teachers. Take the next step and learn to how to become a high school teacher.

High School Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County690$46,530
Athens, Clarke County550$56,530
Savannah540$49,660
Macon500$51,620
Albany430$52,830
Gainesville410$56,790
Hinesville400$69,280
Brunswick230$71,030
Valdosta210$49,410
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell14$57,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for High School Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2031)

Total Employed

380

Salary Range

$53,020 - $98,330

In Georgia, a history teacher's salary may range from $53,020 to $98,330. There are around 380 employed history teachers. Get more information about becoming a history teacher.

History Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell180$68,980

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for History Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1125)

Total Employed

6,360

Salary Range

$41,580 - $74,570

Kindergarten teachers in Georgia, can earn between $41,580 to $74,570 a year. There are around six thousand employed kindergarten teachers. Read about what it takes to become a kindergarten teacher.

Kindergarten Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County440$56,150
Savannah260$51,210
Columbus250$48,560
Gainesville200$53,990
Athens, Clarke County150$55,010
Brunswick90$70,130
Valdosta80$49,450
Macon60$49,490
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell3$51,950
Hinesville-$50,680

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Kindergarten Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2012)

Total Employed

112,340

Salary Range

$41,580 - $107,610

As a math teacher in Georgia you can expect to make between $41,580 - $107,610. Georgia is home to about ninety thousand math teachers. See our guide on how to become a math teacher.

Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell590$72,120
Gainesville60$45,670
Savannah60$66,230
Albany30$64,730
Columbus30$68,470

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Mathematical Science Teachers (College Professor) (SOC Code: 25-1022)

Total Employed

5,050

Salary Range

$23,060 - $79,600

P.e. teachers have a salary range between $23,060 to $79,600 a year in Georgia. Georgia is home to about five thousand p.e. teachers. See our guide on how to become a p.e. teacher.

Coaches and Scouts
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County350$33,990
Gainesville190-
Athens, Clarke County180$86,280
Savannah180$43,180
Macon160$49,840
Columbus120$46,640
Rome70$38,890
Valdosta60$34,490
Albany40$51,620
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell3$42,950

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Coaches and Scouts (SOC Code: 27-2022)

Total Employed

13,280

Salary Range

$21,640 - $45,170

In Georgia, a preschool teacher's salary may range from $21,640 to $45,170, with over 13,280 employed in the state. See details on how to become a preschool teacher.

Preschool Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Savannah580$27,050
Augusta, Richmond County480$32,630
Warner Robins380$31,160
Columbus360$29,600
Macon310$24,480
Gainesville190$30,150
Athens, Clarke County130$33,380
Valdosta120$25,920
Albany110$31,230
Rome110$26,040

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Preschool Teachers (SOC Code: 25-2011)

Total Employed

9,490

Salary Range

$30,710 - $123,890

As a school administrator in Georgia you can expect to make between $30,710 - $123,890. Georgia is home to about nine thousand school administrators. Take the next step and learn to how to become a school administrator.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County70$60,430
Athens, Clarke County40$59,320
Macon40$42,780
Savannah40$41,360
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell1$44,110

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program (SOC Code: 11-9031)

Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County310$84,900
Columbus220$85,550
Savannah220$86,170
Albany180$94,340
Macon160$102,910
Warner Robins130$92,100
Athens, Clarke County130$87,860
Gainesville130$92,490
Dalton110$82,300
Valdosta90$75,050

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Education Administrators, Elementary, Middle, and High School (SOC Code: 11-9032)

Total Employed

9,550

Salary Range

$40,120 - $80,590

School counselors in Georgia, can earn between $40,120 to $80,590 a year, with over 9,550 employed in the state. See our guide on how to become a school counselor.

Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County370$54,530
Athens, Clarke County350$47,510
Macon260$44,810
Warner Robins170$56,190
Gainesville160$55,130
Albany150$51,210
Columbus150$55,360
Rome150$50,570
Valdosta130$48,710
Dalton110$49,850

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors (SOC Code: 21-1012)

Total Employed

3,200

Salary Range

$49,330 - $78,840

School librarians have a salary range between $49,330 to $78,840 a year in Georgia. Georgia is home to about three thousand school librarians. Read about what it takes to become a school librarian.

Librarians
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County170$60,890
Athens, Clarke County150$58,000
Savannah120$57,110
Columbus100$57,480
Albany70$62,440
Gainesville50$57,470
Macon50$47,660
Brunswick40$68,340
Dalton40$57,100
Warner Robins40$71,080

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Librarians (SOC Code: 25-4021)

Total Employed

14,880

Salary Range

$41,990 - $78,210

In Georgia, a special education teacher's salary may range from $41,990 to $78,210. Georgia is home to about fourteen thousand special education teachers. Interested in becoming a special education teacher?

Special Education Teachers (Preschool)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell360$52,180
Augusta, Richmond County30$64,980

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Preschool) (SOC Code: 25-2051)

Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Augusta, Richmond County250$56,220
Athens, Clarke County230$60,660
Gainesville190$53,260
Savannah170$54,130
Valdosta80$54,380
Brunswick80$66,500
Albany70$50,590
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell4$53,560
Macon-$49,170
Columbus-$55,520

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Elementary School) (SOC Code: 25-2052)

Special Education Teachers (Middle School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Albany160$54,590
Augusta, Richmond County140$50,160
Valdosta60$52,090
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell2$56,200
Dalton-$49,270
Macon-$50,020
Savannah-$52,300

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (Middle School) (SOC Code: 25-2053)

Special Education Teachers (High School)
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Athens, Clarke County110$59,900
Augusta, Richmond County100$48,930
Macon90$55,880
Hinesville70$64,040
Albany50$55,190
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell1$61,530
Columbus-$54,810

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Special Education Teachers (High School) (SOC Code: 25-2054)

Total Employed

15,330

Salary Range

$17,620 - $31,330

In Georgia, a substitute teacher's salary may range from $17,620 to $31,330. Georgia is home to about fifteen thousand substitute teachers. Read about what it takes to become a substitute teacher.

Substitute Teachers
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Columbus910$17,420
Savannah460$22,650
Macon350$17,580
Athens, Clarke County310$19,210
Hinesville240$29,570
Gainesville80-
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell7$24,040
Augusta, Richmond County1$18,070
Albany-$22,500
Valdosta-$17,330

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Substitute Teachers (SOC Code: 25-3098)

Total Employed

36,000

Salary Range

$17,320 - $29,030

In Georgia, a teaching assistant's salary may range from $17,320 to $29,030. There are around thirty six thousand employed teaching assistants. Interested in becoming a teaching assistant?

Teacher Assistants
AreaTotal EmploymentSalary
Athens, Clarke County910$19,480
Warner Robins810$18,150
Albany800$18,570
Columbus790$19,100
Macon750$18,440
Gainesville720$21,110
Dalton520$17,970
Brunswick420$23,480
Rome410$19,340
Valdosta390$17,660

Data taken from BLS Occupational Employment Statistics (http://www.bls.gov/oes/) for Teacher Assistants (SOC Code: 25-9041)

Largest School Districts in Georgia

School DistrictSchoolsTeachers
Gwinnett County Public Schools13210,357
Marietta City Schools1156,975
Atlanta Public Schools1046,330
Dekalb County School District1356,316
Atlanta Public Schools1053,659
Clayton County Public Schools633,098
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System582,579
Henry County School District502,539
Forsyth County Schools362,375
Cherokee County School District412,316
Muscogee County School District602,142
Richmond County School System612,006
Houston County Schools391,838
Hall County School District331,683
Paulding County School District331,666
Douglas County School District361,593
Bibb County Public School District451,529
Coweta County School System291,419
Columbia County School System311,408
Fayette County Board of Education281,293
Newton County School System251,265
Rockdale County Public Schools181,040
Dougherty County School System271,018
Clarke County School District21960
Bartow County School District21942
Carroll County School District26905
Barrow County Schools16868
Whitfield County School District22867
Walton County School District15832
Glynn County School District19799
Troup County School District20793
Effingham County School District13719
Catoosa County School District16704
Floyd County School District20691
Lowndes County School District (Georgia)12667
Griffin-Spalding County School District19649
Liberty County School District (Georgia)15644
Walker County School District15623
Colquitt County School District14612
Marietta City Schools13604
Bulloch County School District15598
Camden County School District12575
Dalton Public Schools9525
Tift County School District12525
Valdosta City School District9519
Coffee County School District13499
Jackson County School System13493
Habersham County School District14476
Polk County School District11468
Gainesville City School District8467

Data obtained from the Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey 2014

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