Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
140,660 1.4 % (4) $57,110 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,840 $43,240 $54,230 $68,240 $83,920
  (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 133,900 1.58 (4) $57,990
Child Day Care Services 5,040 0.57 (4) $35,610
Individual and Family Services 540 0.02 (4) $48,400
Religious Organizations 280 0.14 (4) $43,260
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 110 0.00 (4) $55,520

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 133,900 1.58 (4) $57,990
Child Day Care Services 5,040 0.57 (4) $35,610
Religious Organizations 280 0.14 (4) $43,260
Civic and Social Organizations 90 0.02 (4) $48,970
Individual and Family Services 540 0.02 (4) $48,400

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 133,900 1.58 (4) $57,990
Other Schools and Instruction 60 0.01 (4) $56,490
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 110 (7) (4) $55,520
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 60 (7) (4) $54,530
Civic and Social Organizations 90 0.02 (4) $48,970


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 15,300 1.29 1.30 (4) $54,670
California 13,900 0.83 0.84 (4) $66,140
Florida 11,210 1.33 1.35 (4) $47,790
Washington 7,740 2.43 2.46 (4) $60,140
New York 6,770 0.74 0.75 (4) $77,440




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 990 3.13 3.17 (4) $73,340
Washington 7,740 2.43 2.46 (4) $60,140
Wyoming 450 1.67 1.70 (4) $56,860
Maine 990 1.66 1.68 (4) $51,700
South Dakota 630 1.50 1.52 (4) $40,540




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 6,770 0.74 0.75 (4) $77,440
Connecticut 1,530 0.92 0.94 (4) $76,110
Alaska 990 3.13 3.17 (4) $73,340
Massachusetts 3,070 0.87 0.88 (4) $71,790
Oregon 1,120 0.61 0.62 (4) $69,330



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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 4,750 0.71 0.72 (4) $77,290
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,180 1.43 1.45 (4) $59,020
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,430 1.38 1.40 (4) $54,120
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,830 1.08 1.09 (4) $53,430
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,450 1.49 1.51 (4) $60,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,410 0.54 0.55 (4) $68,190
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,380 0.65 0.66 (4) $56,180
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,170 0.86 0.87 (4) $76,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 1,980 1.00 1.01 (4) $44,770
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,890 0.98 0.99 (4) $62,640


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Fairbanks, AK 320 8.69 8.81 (4) $83,370
Wenatchee, WA 380 8.23 8.35 (4) $59,700
Kennewick-Richland, WA 610 5.52 5.59 (4) $56,910
Mount Vernon-Anacortes, WA 250 5.37 5.44 (4) $62,380
Olympia-Tumwater, WA 540 4.91 4.98 (4) $60,820
Bellingham, WA 370 4.37 4.42 (4) $63,030
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 300 4.03 4.09 (4) $49,410
Laredo, TX 390 3.96 4.02 (4) $65,660
Port St. Lucie, FL 500 3.56 3.61 (4) $52,170
Spokane-Spokane Valley, WA 800 3.44 3.49 (4) $60,990