Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
158,150 1.3 % (4) $54,510 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $33,940 $41,700 $51,640 $63,800 $79,960
  (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 150,940 1.81 (4) $55,030
Child Day Care Services 5,360 0.64 (4) $41,660
Individual and Family Services 440 0.03 (4) $45,110
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 (4) $46,460
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 (4) $46,620

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 150,940 1.81 (4) $55,030
Child Day Care Services 5,360 0.64 (4) $41,660
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 (4) $46,620
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 (4) $46,460
Individual and Family Services 440 0.03 (4) $45,110

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 150,940 1.81 (4) $55,030
Educational Support Services (8) (8) (4) $54,110
Local Government (OES Designation) 60 (7) (4) $46,890
Religious Organizations 100 0.05 (4) $46,620
Civic and Social Organizations 120 0.03 (4) $46,460


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 18,460 1.19 1.04 (4) $64,040
Texas 15,950 1.38 1.20 (4) $51,160
Florida 11,220 1.42 1.23 (4) $46,850
New York 9,640 1.07 0.94 (4) $68,200
Ohio 6,790 1.28 1.12 (4) $54,230



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 1,020 3.12 2.72 (4) $71,510
West Virginia 1,230 1.74 1.52 (4) $47,530
Arkansas 1,960 1.66 1.45 (4) $45,570
Wyoming 460 1.61 1.40 (4) $56,890
Delaware 680 1.57 1.37 (4) $59,280



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,020 3.12 2.72 (4) $71,510
Connecticut 1,840 1.11 0.97 (4) $71,260
Massachusetts 3,490 1.03 0.89 (4) $68,270
New York 9,640 1.07 0.94 (4) $68,200
Rhode Island 450 0.95 0.83 (4) $66,220




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 7,420 1.15 1.00 (4) $63,380
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,180 1.43 1.24 (4) $53,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,670 0.89 0.78 (4) $62,260
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,290 1.41 1.23 (4) $53,170
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 3,010 1.21 1.06 (4) $53,780
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 2,330 1.78 1.55 (4) $66,890
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,240 1.20 1.04 (4) $41,910
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,160 0.89 0.78 (4) $68,750
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 1.07 0.93 (4) $58,990
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,910 1.39 1.21 (4) $51,670