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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
Albany 640 $53,860
Brunswick 520 $66,970
Valdosta 500 $49,250
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 29 $55,690
Augusta, Richmond County 3 $57,580
Athens, Clarke County 1 $58,520
Gainesville 1 $54,060
Macon 1 $47,540
Savannah 1 $52,590
Columbus 1 $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, Roswell 590 $54,790
Valdosta 110 $58,580
Gainesville 60 $44,230
Columbus 40 $58,830
Macon 30 $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 County 690 $46,530
Athens, Clarke County 550 $56,530
Savannah 540 $49,660
Macon 500 $51,620
Albany 430 $52,830
Gainesville 410 $56,790
Hinesville 400 $69,280
Brunswick 230 $71,030
Valdosta 210 $49,410
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 14 $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, Roswell 180 $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 County 440 $56,150
Savannah 260 $51,210
Columbus 250 $48,560
Gainesville 200 $53,990
Athens, Clarke County 150 $55,010
Brunswick 90 $70,130
Valdosta 80 $49,450
Macon 60 $49,490
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 3 $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, Roswell 590 $72,120
Gainesville 60 $45,670
Savannah 60 $66,230
Albany 30 $64,730
Columbus 30 $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 County 350 $33,990
Gainesville 190 -
Athens, Clarke County 180 $86,280
Savannah 180 $43,180
Macon 160 $49,840
Columbus 120 $46,640
Rome 70 $38,890
Valdosta 60 $34,490
Albany 40 $51,620
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 3 $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
Savannah 580 $27,050
Augusta, Richmond County 480 $32,630
Warner Robins 380 $31,160
Columbus 360 $29,600
Macon 310 $24,480
Gainesville 190 $30,150
Athens, Clarke County 130 $33,380
Valdosta 120 $25,920
Albany 110 $31,230
Rome 110 $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 County 70 $60,430
Athens, Clarke County 40 $59,320
Macon 40 $42,780
Savannah 40 $41,360
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 1 $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 County 310 $84,900
Columbus 220 $85,550
Savannah 220 $86,170
Albany 180 $94,340
Macon 160 $102,910
Warner Robins 130 $92,100
Athens, Clarke County 130 $87,860
Gainesville 130 $92,490
Dalton 110 $82,300
Valdosta 90 $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 County 370 $54,530
Athens, Clarke County 350 $47,510
Macon 260 $44,810
Warner Robins 170 $56,190
Gainesville 160 $55,130
Albany 150 $51,210
Columbus 150 $55,360
Rome 150 $50,570
Valdosta 130 $48,710
Dalton 110 $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 County 170 $60,890
Athens, Clarke County 150 $58,000
Savannah 120 $57,110
Columbus 100 $57,480
Albany 70 $62,440
Gainesville 50 $57,470
Macon 50 $47,660
Brunswick 40 $68,340
Dalton 40 $57,100
Warner Robins 40 $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, Roswell 360 $52,180
Augusta, Richmond County 30 $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 County 250 $56,220
Athens, Clarke County 230 $60,660
Gainesville 190 $53,260
Savannah 170 $54,130
Valdosta 80 $54,380
Brunswick 80 $66,500
Albany 70 $50,590
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 4 $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
Albany 160 $54,590
Augusta, Richmond County 140 $50,160
Valdosta 60 $52,090
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 2 $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 County 110 $59,900
Augusta, Richmond County 100 $48,930
Macon 90 $55,880
Hinesville 70 $64,040
Albany 50 $55,190
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 1 $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
Columbus 910 $17,420
Savannah 460 $22,650
Macon 350 $17,580
Athens, Clarke County 310 $19,210
Hinesville 240 $29,570
Gainesville 80 -
Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Roswell 7 $24,040
Augusta, Richmond County 1 $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 County 910 $19,480
Warner Robins 810 $18,150
Albany 800 $18,570
Columbus 790 $19,100
Macon 750 $18,440
Gainesville 720 $21,110
Dalton 520 $17,970
Brunswick 420 $23,480
Rome 410 $19,340
Valdosta 390 $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 District Schools Teachers
Gwinnett County Public Schools 132 10,357
Marietta City Schools 115 6,975
Atlanta Public Schools 104 6,330
Dekalb County School District 135 6,316
Atlanta Public Schools 105 3,659
Clayton County Public Schools 63 3,098
Savannah-Chatham County Public School System 58 2,579
Henry County School District 50 2,539
Forsyth County Schools 36 2,375
Cherokee County School District 41 2,316
Muscogee County School District 60 2,142
Richmond County School System 61 2,006
Houston County Schools 39 1,838
Hall County School District 33 1,683
Paulding County School District 33 1,666
Douglas County School District 36 1,593
Bibb County Public School District 45 1,529
Coweta County School System 29 1,419
Columbia County School System 31 1,408
Fayette County Board of Education 28 1,293
Newton County School System 25 1,265
Rockdale County Public Schools 18 1,040
Dougherty County School System 27 1,018
Clarke County School District 21 960
Bartow County School District 21 942
Carroll County School District 26 905
Barrow County Schools 16 868
Whitfield County School District 22 867
Walton County School District 15 832
Glynn County School District 19 799
Troup County School District 20 793
Effingham County School District 13 719
Catoosa County School District 16 704
Floyd County School District 20 691
Lowndes County School District (Georgia) 12 667
Griffin-Spalding County School District 19 649
Liberty County School District (Georgia) 15 644
Walker County School District 15 623
Colquitt County School District 14 612
Marietta City Schools 13 604
Bulloch County School District 15 598
Camden County School District 12 575
Dalton Public Schools 9 525
Tift County School District 12 525
Valdosta City School District 9 519
Coffee County School District 13 499
Jackson County School System 13 493
Habersham County School District 14 476
Polk County School District 11 468
Gainesville City School District 8 467

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

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