Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
131,160 1.7 % (4) $58,370 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $35,680 $44,310 $55,470 $69,420 $86,310
  (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 125,930 1.47 (4) $59,230
Child Day Care Services 3,880 0.43 (4) $33,880
Individual and Family Services 430 0.02 (4) $49,150
Religious Organizations 290 0.15 (4) $42,420
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $49,860

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 125,930 1.47 (4) $59,230
Child Day Care Services 3,880 0.43 (4) $33,880
Religious Organizations 290 0.15 (4) $42,420
Individual and Family Services 430 0.02 (4) $49,150
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $49,860

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 125,930 1.47 (4) $59,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 80 (7) (4) $58,770
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $54,960
Other Schools and Instruction 80 0.02 (4) $49,860
Individual and Family Services 430 0.02 (4) $49,150


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 15,050 1.24 1.37 (4) $54,780
California 11,580 0.68 0.75 (4) $69,690
Florida 10,680 1.24 1.37 (4) $50,400
Washington 7,870 2.41 2.66 (4) $62,330
New York 6,120 0.65 0.72 (4) $79,410




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)
Washington 7,870 2.41 2.66 (4) $62,330
Maine 1,120 1.85 2.04 (4) $52,710
Wyoming 430 1.60 1.77 (4) $57,390
South Dakota 640 1.53 1.68 (4) $41,900
New Mexico 1,160 1.43 1.57 (4) $53,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 6,120 0.65 0.72 (4) $79,410
Connecticut 1,450 0.87 0.96 (4) $77,220
Massachusetts 3,020 0.85 0.93 (4) $75,510
Oregon 1,050 0.56 0.62 (4) $72,830
California 11,580 0.68 0.75 (4) $69,690





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 7,360 0.77 0.85 (4) $78,610
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,690 1.32 1.45 (4) $53,720
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,680 1.23 1.36 (4) $57,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 3,540 0.58 0.64 (4) $70,310
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,430 0.74 0.82 (4) $56,680
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,290 1.66 1.83 (4) $63,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 2,940 0.94 1.03 (4) $69,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 2,700 1.04 1.15 (4) $48,990
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,630 0.98 1.08 (4) $54,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,170 1.06 1.17 (4) $44,980