Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
158,240 1.1 % (4) $53,480 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,460 $41,070 $50,600 $62,960 $78,170
  (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 150,730 1.81 (4) $54,160
Child Day Care Services 6,090 0.75 (4) $39,230
Individual and Family Services 500 0.03 (4) $39,350
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $44,330
Religious Organizations 140 0.07 (8) (8)

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 150,730 1.81 (4) $54,160
Child Day Care Services 6,090 0.75 (4) $39,230
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $44,330
Religious Organizations 140 0.07 (8) (8)
Individual and Family Services 500 0.03 (4) $39,350

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 150,730 1.81 (4) $54,160
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) (4) $47,890
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $45,710
Educational Support Services 390 0.26 (4) $44,330
Individual and Family Services 500 0.03 (4) $39,350


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 19,960 1.32 1.13 (4) $63,760
Texas 14,390 1.28 1.09 (4) $49,970
Florida 11,060 1.44 1.23 (4) $46,490
New York 6,920 0.79 0.67 (4) $66,990
Ohio 6,200 1.19 1.02 (4) $54,820



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)
Maine 1,020 1.74 1.49 (4) $46,720
Arkansas 1,920 1.66 1.41 (4) $45,420
Colorado 3,910 1.65 1.41 (4) $45,550
West Virginia 1,160 1.64 1.40 (4) $47,040
New Mexico 1,280 1.62 1.38 (4) $45,690



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 2,030 1.23 1.05 (4) $70,480
New York 6,920 0.79 0.67 (4) $66,990
Alaska 340 1.03 0.88 (4) $66,380
Massachusetts 3,520 1.06 0.90 (4) $65,650
Rhode Island 390 0.84 0.71 (4) $64,290




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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,020 0.99 0.85 (4) $62,680
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,780 0.70 0.60 (4) $62,320
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.36 1.16 (4) $52,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 3,050 1.28 1.09 (4) $53,970
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,830 2.26 1.93 (4) $64,960
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,680 0.94 0.80 (4) $49,570
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,620 0.70 0.60 (4) $53,260
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,240 1.23 1.05 (4) $43,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,140 0.90 0.77 (4) $65,790
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,110 1.59 1.36 (4) $47,250