Salem has a general population of 40,407 and an overall student population of 10,125. Approximately 10,125 of Salem's students are enrolled in schools that offer elementary education programs.
Salem State University is the largest elementary education school in Salem, based on student population. In 2010, approximately 100 students graduated from the Elementary Education program at Salem State University.
A total of 100 students graduated with credentials in elementary education from elementary education schools in Salem in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $19,443 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Salem elementary education schools was an average of $25,583 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $900 for elementary education related books and supplies each year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $9,439 per year, on average, for room and board at Salem-based elementary education schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $12,148.
Many elementary education graduates choose to work as elementary educators after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Salem, your job prospects are average. In 2010, of the 30,470 elementary educators in Massachusetts, 960 were working in the greater Salem area. Salem's elementary educator workforce is projected to increase by 9% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for elementary educators.
As an elementary educator in Salem, you can expect to make an average salary of $62,090 per year. This is higher than the average salary for elementary educators in the state.