Preschool & kindergarten teachers

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Total Workforce

588k

Average Age

38.7

Estimated Job Growth

9.84%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$24,525

Average Male Salary

$24,491

Average Female Salary

$24,526

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 Hood, Erath, Palo Pinto & Somervell Counties PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Las Cruces, Mesilla Cities & University Park PUMA, NM.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$24,525

AVERAGE SALARY

± $702

In 2017, Preschool & kindergarten teachers earned an average of $24,525, $27,540 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Tellers make somewhat more than Preschool & kindergarten teachers while Barbers 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

0.36

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Preschool & kindergarten teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.36, which is lower than 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

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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

588k

2017 Workforce

± 18,794

1.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.47%

The number of people employed as Preschool & kindergarten teachers has been growing at a rate of 1.4%, from 580,211 people in 2016 to 588,334 people in 2017.

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  78.3%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 18.7% and Religious organizations with 1.19%.

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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 33.5 and of female Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 38.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Preschool & kindergarten teachers is White.

Gender Composition

12.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 2,771

576k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 18,590

97.8% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

72.2% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 16.4% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers, Black 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

33.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.98

38.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.437

The median age of Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 38.7, and Male employees are generally 5.36 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 Learning Strategies, Active Listening, and Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Preschool & kindergarten teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Social Perceptiveness.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Preschool & kindergarten teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Preschool & kindergarten teachers are expected to see a growth of 9.84% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

9.84%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Preschool & kindergarten teachers. This profession is expected to grow faster than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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