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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
120,730 2.2 % (4) $ 64,490 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,390 $ 48,100 $ 60,900 $ 76,880 $ 98,440
  (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 118,220 1.46 (4) $ 65,050
Child Day Care Services 1,740 0.22 (4) $ 37,960
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 110 0.00 (4) $ 31,260
Employment Services 70 0.00 (4) $ 60,370
Individual and Family Services 50 0.00 (4) $ 39,810

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 118,220 1.46 (4) $ 65,050
Child Day Care Services 1,740 0.22 (4) $ 37,960
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $ 43,070
Employment Services 70 0.00 (4) $ 60,370
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 0.00 (4) $ 42,960

Top paying industries for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 118,220 1.46 (4) $ 65,050
Employment Services 70 (7) (4) $ 60,370
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) (8) (8) (4) $ 44,020
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 (4) $ 43,070
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) (4) $ 42,960


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.



Map of employment of kindergarten teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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 14,730 1.20 1.41 (4) $ 59,270
California 9,980 0.60 0.70 (4) $ 85,760
Florida 8,010 0.93 1.09 (4) $ 59,040
New York 6,710 0.77 0.90 (4) $ 84,530
New Jersey 5,570 1.45 1.69 (4) $ 72,170


Map of location quotient of kindergarten teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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)
South Dakota 640 1.52 1.77 (4) $ 46,520
Wyoming 400 1.52 1.77 (4) $ 60,900
Washington 4,810 1.50 1.75 (4) $ 77,860
New Jersey 5,570 1.45 1.69 (4) $ 72,170
West Virginia 900 1.37 1.60 (4) $ 52,010


Map of annual mean wages of kindergarten teachers, except special education by state, May 2021


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)
California 9,980 0.60 0.70 (4) $ 85,760
Massachusetts 2,650 0.78 0.91 (4) $ 85,470
New York 6,710 0.77 0.90 (4) $ 84,530
Connecticut 1,480 0.94 1.10 (4) $ 80,410
Oregon 970 0.53 0.62 (4) $ 77,920



Map of employment of kindergarten teachers, except special education by area, May 2021


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 8,810 1.02 1.19 (4) $ 82,360
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 3,790 1.06 1.23 (4) $ 60,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,730 0.65 0.76 (4) $ 95,420
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,290 1.13 1.32 (4) $ 62,940
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,760 0.65 0.76 (4) $ 68,640
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,710 0.92 1.08 (4) $ 78,540
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,610 1.06 1.24 (4) $ 62,830
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,400 0.93 1.08 (4) $ 66,980
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,350 1.23 1.43 (4) $ 80,990
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,220 0.84 0.98 (4) $ 70,070


Map of location quotient of kindergarten teachers, except special education by area, May 2021


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 4.14 4.83 (4) $ 51,430
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 230 3.04 3.55 (4) $ 46,240
Yakima, WA 230 2.50 2.91 (4) $ 73,580
Killeen-Temple, TX 340 2.43 2.83 (4) $ 58,830
Longview, WA 90 2.34 2.73 (4) $ 75,170
Bremerton-Silverdale, WA 190 2.20 2.57 (4) $ 76,930
Laredo, TX 210 2.11 2.47 (4) $ 56,440
Kennewick-Richland, WA 240 2.05 2.39 (4) $ 77,030
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 280 2.01 2.35 (4) $ 53,650
Merced, CA 140 2.00 2.33 (4) $ 88,330