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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

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)
124,290 1.7 % (4) $60,210 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $37,420 $45,720 $56,850 $71,470 $90,180
  (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 120,080 1.40 (4) $60,750
Child Day Care Services 2,900 0.31 (4) $40,210
Religious Organizations 260 0.13 (4) $54,460
Individual and Family Services 100 0.00 (4) $54,420
Other Schools and Instruction 90 0.02 (4) $48,980

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 120,080 1.40 (4) $60,750
Child Day Care Services 2,900 0.31 (4) $40,210
Religious Organizations 260 0.13 (4) $54,460
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $59,880
Other Schools and Instruction 90 0.02 (4) $48,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 120,080 1.40 (4) $60,750
Educational Support Services 40 0.02 (4) $59,880
Employment Services (8) (8) (4) $59,780
Religious Organizations 260 0.13 (4) $54,460
Individual and Family Services 100 (7) (4) $54,420


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)
Texas 15,770 1.27 1.50 (4) $55,340
California 9,870 0.57 0.67 (4) $73,480
Florida 9,180 1.04 1.23 (4) $56,970
New York 6,450 0.68 0.80 (4) $78,140
Washington 5,360 1.62 1.91 (4) $63,710




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 1,100 1.79 2.12 (4) $53,260
New Mexico 1,370 1.67 1.97 (4) $52,290
Washington 5,360 1.62 1.91 (4) $63,710
Wyoming 430 1.56 1.85 (4) $57,420
South Dakota 630 1.48 1.75 (4) $43,060




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,470 0.88 1.04 (4) $78,720
Rhode Island 430 0.88 1.05 (4) $78,180
New York 6,450 0.68 0.80 (4) $78,140
Massachusetts 2,960 0.82 0.97 (4) $77,970
Oregon 1,120 0.59 0.70 (4) $74,700





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 7,770 0.81 0.95 (4) $77,860
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,200 1.15 1.36 (4) $55,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,930 0.84 0.99 (4) $58,820
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,870 1.27 1.50 (4) $57,530
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,810 0.88 1.04 (4) $73,930
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 2,680 0.43 0.51 (4) $83,610
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,460 1.22 1.44 (4) $64,710
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,370 1.20 1.42 (4) $66,660
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,360 0.89 1.06 (4) $59,050
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,350 1.11 1.31 (4) $45,680