Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
151,290 1.3 % (4) $55,460 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,050 $42,190 $52,620 $65,460 $81,210
  (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 144,050 1.71 (4) $56,190
Child Day Care Services 5,250 0.61 (4) $38,300
Individual and Family Services 580 0.03 (4) $44,920
Religious Organizations 250 0.13 (4) $43,120
Civic and Social Organizations 100 0.03 (4) $49,040

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 144,050 1.71 (4) $56,190
Child Day Care Services 5,250 0.61 (4) $38,300
Religious Organizations 250 0.13 (4) $43,120
Civic and Social Organizations 100 0.03 (4) $49,040
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services 40 0.03 (4) $30,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 50 0.01 (4) $56,200
Elementary and Secondary Schools 144,050 1.71 (4) $56,190
Local Government (OES Designation) 80 (7) (4) $54,210
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $49,760
Civic and Social Organizations 100 0.03 (4) $49,040


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 16,280 1.02 0.95 (4) $63,590
Texas 15,490 1.32 1.22 (4) $52,790
Florida 11,490 1.40 1.30 (4) $46,410
Washington 7,680 2.50 2.32 (4) $58,540
New York 7,400 0.81 0.75 (4) $72,510




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)
Alaska 1,000 3.09 2.87 (4) $73,190
Washington 7,680 2.50 2.32 (4) $58,540
Wyoming 490 1.76 1.64 (4) $57,610
Maine 920 1.55 1.44 (4) $50,830
South Dakota 650 1.54 1.43 (4) $41,390




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 1,610 0.97 0.90 (4) $73,470
Alaska 1,000 3.09 2.87 (4) $73,190
New York 7,400 0.81 0.75 (4) $72,510
Massachusetts 2,960 0.86 0.79 (4) $69,050
District of Columbia 60 0.09 0.08 (4) $67,500





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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 5,130 0.78 0.72 (4) $68,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,090 1.39 1.29 (4) $55,820
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,600 1.48 1.38 (4) $53,050
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,490 0.83 0.77 (4) $61,140
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,370 1.32 1.23 (4) $51,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,440 1.54 1.43 (4) $59,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.87 0.81 (4) $74,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,150 1.11 1.03 (4) $42,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,140 1.12 1.04 (4) $60,390
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,040 0.56 0.52 (4) $62,010