Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to children from 4 to 6 years old. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


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)
Wage RSE (3)
181,810 1.2 % (4) $50,380 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,320 $38,490 $47,830 $60,510 $75,210
(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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 170,260 (4) $51,430
Child Day Care Services 9,540 (4) $33,300
Individual and Family Services 620 (4) $36,460
Religious Organizations 620 (4) $41,970
Local Government (OES Designation) 290 (8) (8)

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Other Schools and Instruction 200 (4) $63,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 170,260 (4) $51,430
Educational Support Services (8) (4) $46,800
Religious Organizations 620 (4) $41,970
Individual and Family Services 620 (4) $36,460


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Arkansas 2,460 (4) $42,760 2.146
Louisiana 3,900 (4) $44,500 2.082
California 28,420 (4) $56,660 1.955
West Virginia 1,370 (4) $44,620 1.945
Georgia 7,470 (4) $47,150 1.921

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Rhode Island 840 (4) $67,720 1.832
New York 13,950 (4) $66,450 1.644
Alaska 260 (4) $63,970 0.843
Connecticut 1,950 (4) $61,870 1.183
New Jersey 5,120 (4) $59,210 1.330


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Merced, CA 320 (4) $59,260 5.416
Hinesville-Fort Stewart, GA 80 (4) $48,090 4.655
Madera, CA 170 (4) $59,410 4.403
Yuba City, CA 170 (4) $72,150 4.350
Stockton, CA 850 (4) $53,860 4.085

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 2,030 (4) $78,610 1.657
Yuba City, CA 170 (4) $72,150 4.350
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 510 (4) $70,790 1.229
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 130 (4) $69,620 2.262
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 340 (4) $68,020 1.371


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010

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