Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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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Industry profile for this occupation
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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)
157,370 1.1 % (4) $53,030 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $32,450 $40,300 $50,120 $63,830 $78,230
  (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 148,690 1.79 (4) $54,200
Child Day Care Services 7,590 0.94 (4) $31,530
Individual and Family Services 470 0.04 (4) $43,360
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $52,400
Religious Organizations 120 0.07 (4) $40,920

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 148,690 1.79 (4) $54,200
Child Day Care Services 7,590 0.94 (4) $31,530
Religious Organizations 120 0.07 (4) $40,920
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $52,400
Individual and Family Services 470 0.04 (4) $43,360

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 148,690 1.79 (4) $54,200
Civic and Social Organizations 190 0.05 (4) $52,400
Employment Services 80 (7) (4) $46,170
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 50 (7) (4) $43,950
Individual and Family Services 470 0.04 (4) $43,360


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 18,600 1.30 1.08 (4) $63,980
Texas 12,590 1.19 0.98 (4) $49,520
Florida 10,050 1.38 1.14 (4) $47,680
New York 9,830 1.15 0.95 (4) $71,850
Pennsylvania 6,210 1.11 0.92 (4) $54,220




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)
New Mexico 1,520 1.97 1.63 (4) $46,070
Arkansas 2,250 1.94 1.61 (4) $44,520
Tennessee 4,970 1.87 1.55 (4) $45,500
Colorado 3,710 1.66 1.38 (4) $44,820
Louisiana 2,990 1.60 1.32 (4) $48,060




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 9,830 1.15 0.95 (4) $71,850
Rhode Island (8) (8) (8) (4) $71,040
Connecticut 1,940 1.20 0.99 (4) $67,770
Alaska 230 0.73 0.61 (4) $66,600
California 18,600 1.30 1.08 (4) $63,980





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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,560 1.27 1.05 (4) $74,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,570 0.92 0.76 (4) $65,980
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 3,330 0.92 0.76 (4) $49,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,930 1.40 1.16 (4) $52,400
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,730 1.21 1.00 (4) $47,680
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,430 0.92 0.76 (4) $50,270
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,280 0.97 0.81 (4) $60,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,250 1.94 1.60 (4) $64,290
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 2,020 1.64 1.36 (4) $46,600
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.15 0.95 (4) $56,200