Preschool & kindergarten teachers

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Total Workforce
580k
Average Age
38.5
Average Salary
$24,560
Average Male Salary
$32,212
Average Female Salary
$24,354

About

Preschool & kindergarten teachers are most often employed by the Child day care services industry. The average yearly wage for Preschool & kindergarten teachers was $24,560 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Preschool & kindergarten teachers by wage are Bakers, Personal care & service workers, all other , and Receptionists & information clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Preschool & kindergarten teachers are Richmond County PUMA, GA, Minneapolis (North) & St. Anthony Cities PUMA, MN, and Murfreesboro City PUMA, TN. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR, Birmingham City (West) PUMA, AL, and Philadelphia City (North) PUMA, PA.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Preschool & kindergarten teachers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Child day care services is the industry that employs the most Preschool & kindergarten teachers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Preschool & kindergarten teachers, by average wage, is Elementary & secondary schools. Preschool & kindergarten teachers are paid most in N/A but are relatively concentrated in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,560
AVERAGE SALARY
± $632

In 2018, Preschool & kindergarten teachers earned an average of $24,560, $29,328 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Bakers make somewhat more than Preschool & kindergarten teachers while Personal care & service workers, all other make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Preschool & kindergarten teachers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In N/A, Preschool & kindergarten teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of N/A, which is approximately the same as than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Preschool & kindergarten teachers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Preschool & kindergarten teachers, by number of employees, are Child day care services, Elementary & secondary schools, and Religious organizations.

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Industries by Share

580k
2018 Workforce
± 18,661
-1.42%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 4.6%

The number of people employed as Preschool & kindergarten teachers has been declining at a rate of -1.42%, from 588,334 people in 2017 to 579,998 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Preschool & kindergarten teachers employed by various industries. Child day care services employs the largest share of Preschool & kindergarten teachers at  80.4%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 16.5% and Religious organizations with 1.02%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Preschool & kindergarten teachers in the US. The average age of male Preschool & kindergarten teachers in the workforce is 36.5 and of female Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 38.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Preschool & kindergarten teachers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

15.2k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,028
565k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 18,416

97.4% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Preschool & kindergarten teachers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

61.1% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.7% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Preschool & kindergarten teachers.

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Age by Gender

36.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.83
38.6
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.443

The median age of Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 38.5, and Male employees are generally 2.11 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Preschool & kindergarten teachers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Preschool & kindergarten teachers is Education but a relatively high number of Preschool & kindergarten teachers hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Preschool & kindergarten teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Preschool & kindergarten teachers need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Preschool & kindergarten teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Coordination, and Social Perceptiveness.

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