Preschool & kindergarten teachers

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Total Workforce
845k
Average Age
39.7
Average Salary
$29,881
Average Male Salary
$30,552
Average Female Salary
$29,862

About

Preschool & kindergarten teachers are most often employed by the Child day care services industry. The average yearly wage for Preschool & kindergarten teachers was $29,881 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Preschool & kindergarten teachers by wage are Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians, Shuttle drivers and chauffeurs, and Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Preschool & kindergarten teachers are Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, Elkhart & Goshen Cities PUMA, IN, and Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK, Philadelphia City (West) PUMA, PA, and Lexington-Fayette County (Central) PUMA, KY.

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 Anchorage Municipality (North) PUMA, AK.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$29,881
AVERAGE SALARY
± $744

In 2019, Preschool & kindergarten teachers earned an average of $29,881, $25,643 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Textile machine setters, operators, and tenders make somewhat more than Preschool & kindergarten teachers while Ambulance drivers & attendants, except emergency medical technicians 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

0.378
WAGE GINI

In 2019, Preschool & kindergarten teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.378, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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

845k
2019 Workforce
± 22,507
45.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 2.87%

The number of people employed as Preschool & kindergarten teachers has been growing at a rate of 45.7%, from 579,998 people in 2018 to 845,098 people in 2019.

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  66.2%, followed by Elementary & secondary schools with 30.6% and Religious organizations with 1.03%.

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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 33.8 and of female Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 39.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Preschool & kindergarten teachers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

23.1k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,733
822k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 22,199

97.3% 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)

65% of Preschool & kindergarten teachers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.2% 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

33.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 1.9
39.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.365

The median age of Preschool & kindergarten teachers is 39.7, and Male employees are generally 6.05 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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