Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


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National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
164,910 1.3 % (4) $52,350 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,100 $39,910 $49,520 $62,770 $76,900
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 154,920 1.85 (4) $53,520
Child Day Care Services 8,700 1.08 (4) $32,880
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 (4) $43,820
Religious Organizations 370 0.20 (4) $40,300
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $50,740

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 154,920 1.85 (4) $53,520
Child Day Care Services 8,700 1.08 (4) $32,880
Religious Organizations 370 0.20 (4) $40,300
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $50,740
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 (4) $43,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 154,920 1.85 (4) $53,520
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $50,740
Individual and Family Services 380 0.03 (4) $43,820
Religious Organizations 370 0.20 (4) $40,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 40 (7) (4) $39,680


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 21,560 1.54 1.19 (4) $61,150
Texas 13,280 1.29 1.00 (4) $49,570
Florida 10,880 1.52 1.18 (4) $49,580
New York 10,650 1.26 0.98 (4) $70,930
Pennsylvania 6,310 1.14 0.88 (4) $55,510




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Louisiana 3,900 2.12 1.65 (4) $47,730
Arkansas 2,420 2.12 1.65 (4) $44,080
Alabama 3,510 1.94 1.51 (4) $48,320
Tennessee 5,030 1.93 1.50 (4) $45,230
Rhode Island 840 1.86 1.45 (4) $71,820




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 840 1.86 1.45 (4) $71,820
New York 10,650 1.26 0.98 (4) $70,930
Alaska 230 0.74 0.57 (4) $68,290
Connecticut 1,750 1.09 0.85 (4) $63,830
California 21,560 1.54 1.19 (4) $61,150





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,710 1.32 1.03 (4) $73,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 5,100 1.33 1.04 (4) $63,200
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,700 1.45 1.13 (4) $51,000
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,280 0.91 0.71 (4) $48,040
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,690 2.36 1.83 (4) $61,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,570 1.15 0.90 (4) $48,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,480 1.21 0.94 (4) $51,820
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.05 0.82 (4) $57,460
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,240 1.32 1.02 (4) $43,150
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,120 1.70 1.32 (4) $37,100