Secondary school teachers

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2019 Workforce
1.27M
Average Age
43.4
Average Salary
$55,835
Average Male Salary
$59,118
Average Female Salary
$53,455

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 Brookhaven Town (North) PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$55,835
AVERAGE SALARY
± $641

In 2019, Secondary school teachers earned an average of $55,835, $311 more than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Broadcast & sound engineering technicians & radio operators, & media & communication equipment workers, all other make somewhat more than Secondary school teachers while Media and communication workers, all other 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

0.272
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Secondary school teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.272, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

1.27M
2019 Workforce
± 27,562
69.6%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.1%

The number of people employed as Secondary school teachers has been growing at a rate of 69.6%, from 749,545 people in 2018 to 1,270,954 people in 2019.

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  98.6%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 0.689% and Business, technical & trade schools and training with 0.296%.

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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 43.8 and of female Secondary school teachers is 43.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Secondary school teachers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

534k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 17,911
737k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 21,023

58% 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 (Non-Hispanic)
  2. White (Hispanic)
  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

78.7% of Secondary school teachers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 6.79% of Secondary school teachers, White (Hispanic) 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

43.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.428
43.1
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.356

The median age of Secondary school teachers is 43.4, and Male employees are generally 0.674 years older 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, Speaking, and Learning Strategies. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Secondary school teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Social Perceptiveness.

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