Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
157,800 1.1 % (4) $52,840 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,890 $40,620 $50,230 $62,820 $77,140
  (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 149,570 1.81 (4) $53,800
Child Day Care Services 7,080 0.88 (4) $34,340
Individual and Family Services 530 0.04 (4) $41,530
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $42,450
Civic and Social Organizations 80 0.02 (4) $45,240

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 149,570 1.81 (4) $53,800
Child Day Care Services 7,080 0.88 (4) $34,340
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $42,450
Individual and Family Services 530 0.04 (4) $41,530
Civic and Social Organizations 80 0.02 (4) $45,240

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 149,570 1.81 (4) $53,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) (4) $46,160
Civic and Social Organizations 80 0.02 (4) $45,240
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) (4) $44,660
Religious Organizations 170 0.09 (4) $42,450


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 20,130 1.37 1.15 (4) $63,940
Texas 13,920 1.28 1.07 (4) $49,590
Florida 11,020 1.48 1.24 (4) $46,010
New York 6,860 0.79 0.67 (4) $65,510
Illinois 6,540 1.15 0.96 (4) $51,020




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)
Arkansas 2,050 1.78 1.49 (4) $44,520
Maine 1,030 1.76 1.48 (4) $46,570
New Mexico 1,340 1.70 1.43 (4) $46,300
Tennessee 4,550 1.69 1.42 (4) $46,960
Colorado 3,750 1.63 1.37 (4) $45,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,990 1.21 1.02 (4) $69,000
Rhode Island 410 0.89 0.75 (4) $67,220
New York 6,860 0.79 0.67 (4) $65,510
Alaska 310 0.97 0.81 (4) $65,010
California 20,130 1.37 1.15 (4) $63,940





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 3,700 0.93 0.78 (4) $66,170
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,640 0.98 0.83 (4) $52,590
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 3,480 0.66 0.56 (4) $62,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,960 1.28 1.08 (4) $51,070
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,880 1.34 1.12 (4) $52,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,490 0.90 0.76 (4) $50,330
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,250 1.87 1.57 (4) $67,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.91 0.77 (4) $61,970
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,040 1.60 1.34 (4) $47,080
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,040 1.15 0.96 (4) $43,560