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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students. Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050) and "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031).


National estimates for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Industry profile for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
Geographic profile for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

National estimates for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
120,080 2.0 % (4) $ 61,170 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 37,360 $ 46,280 $ 57,860 $ 72,440 $ 91,980
  (4)

Industry profile for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 116,680 1.42 (4) $ 61,630
Child Day Care Services 2,220 0.28 (4) $ 39,320
Religious Organizations 210 0.11 (4) $ 59,700
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.03 (4) $ 45,490
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 0.00 (4) $ 45,850

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 116,680 1.42 (4) $ 61,630
Child Day Care Services 2,220 0.28 (4) $ 39,320
Religious Organizations 210 0.11 (4) $ 59,700
Other Schools and Instruction 100 0.03 (4) $ 45,490
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $ 57,110

Top paying industries for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 40 (7) (4) $ 61,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 116,680 1.42 (4) $ 61,630
Religious Organizations 210 0.11 (4) $ 59,700
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $ 57,110
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $ 45,850


Geographic profile for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 15,670 1.30 1.50 (4) $ 55,810
California 8,650 0.53 0.61 (4) $ 76,450
Florida 8,610 1.02 1.18 (4) $ 57,920
New York 6,950 0.80 0.93 (4) $ 79,650
New Jersey 5,140 1.36 1.57 (4) $ 71,620




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 5,000 1.56 1.81 (4) $ 69,140
Maine 900 1.56 1.81 (4) $ 53,990
Wyoming 400 1.54 1.78 (4) $ 58,870
South Dakota 620 1.52 1.76 (4) $ 43,670
South Carolina 3,010 1.49 1.73 (4) $ 47,900




Top paying states for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 2,570 0.77 0.89 (4) $ 80,700
New York 6,950 0.80 0.93 (4) $ 79,650
Connecticut 1,470 0.95 1.10 (4) $ 79,270
Rhode Island 300 0.68 0.79 (4) $ 79,150
Oregon 1,130 0.63 0.73 (4) $ 76,600





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,420 0.95 1.10 (4) $ 79,730
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,450 1.24 1.44 (4) $ 55,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,340 1.13 1.30 (4) $ 57,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,150 0.72 0.84 (4) $ 67,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,790 0.48 0.56 (4) $ 84,990
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,610 0.87 1.00 (4) $ 75,990
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,470 1.17 1.36 (4) $ 48,260
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,390 0.95 1.10 (4) $ 63,270
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,350 1.20 1.39 (4) $ 70,810
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,280 1.23 1.43 (4) $ 66,530




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 280 4.29 4.96 (4) $ 50,610
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 230 3.11 3.60 (4) $ 43,900
Bellingham, WA 220 2.72 3.15 (4) $ 70,280
Merced, CA 190 2.67 3.09 (4) $ 99,270
Yakima, WA 240 2.61 3.03 (4) $ 67,060
Fayetteville, NC 300 2.46 2.84 (4) $ 41,940
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 630 2.41 2.79 (4) $ 54,630
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 200 2.35 2.72 (4) $ 74,270
Longview, WA 90 2.33 2.70 (4) $ 68,060
Killeen-Temple, TX 320 2.32 2.69 (4) $ 54,300