Secondary school teachers

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Total Workforce

739k

Average Age

42.8

Estimated Job Growth

7.45%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$52,502

Average Male Salary

$55,468

Average Female Salary

$50,364

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Secondary school teachers and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Secondary school teachers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Secondary school teachers, by average wage, is Business, technical & trade schools and training. Secondary school teachers are paid most in Brookhaven Town (Central) PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Gila, Graham, Greenlee & Pinal (East) Counties PUMA, AZ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$52,502

AVERAGE SALARY

± $748

In 2017, Secondary school teachers earned an average of $52,502, $437 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Credit authorizers, checkers, & clerks make somewhat more than Secondary school teachers while Morticians, undertakers, & funeral directors make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Secondary school teachers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.264

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Secondary school teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.264, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Secondary school 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 Secondary school teachers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Secondary school teachers

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

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Industries

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Industries by Share

739k

2017 Workforce

± 21,049

-5.25%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 4.2%

The number of people employed as Secondary school teachers has been declining at a rate of -5.25%, from 779,731 people in 2016 to 738,757 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Secondary school teachers employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Secondary school teachers at  98.9%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 0.413% and Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 0.233%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Secondary school teachers in the US. The average age of male Secondary school teachers in the workforce is 42.7 and of female Secondary school teachers is 42.8, and the most common race/ethnicity for Secondary school teachers is White.

Gender Composition

309k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 13,642

429k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 16,064

58.1% of Secondary school teachers are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Secondary school teachers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Secondary school teachers

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Asian

85.2% of Secondary school teachers are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 7.96% of Secondary school teachers, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Secondary school teachers.

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Age by Gender

42.7

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.572

42.8

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.469

The median age of Secondary school teachers is 42.8, and Male employees are generally 0.0899 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Secondary school teachers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Secondary school teachers is Education but a relatively high number of Secondary school teachers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Secondary school teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Secondary school teachers need many skills, but most especially Instructing, Learning Strategies, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Secondary school teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Systems Evaluation.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Secondary school teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Secondary school teachers are expected to see a growth of 7.45% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow higher than the national average.

Job Growth

7.45%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

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

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