Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
173,330 1.3 % (4) $51,550 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,720 $39,250 $48,800 $62,050 $76,490
(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 162,990 1.91 (4) $52,660
Child Day Care Services 8,710 1.10 (4) $31,980
Religious Organizations 530 0.29 (4) $44,800
Individual and Family Services 350 0.03 (4) $39,630
Local Government (OES Designation) 230 0.00 (4) $40,590

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 162,990 1.91 (4) $52,660
Child Day Care Services 8,710 1.10 (4) $31,980
Religious Organizations 530 0.29 (4) $44,800
Other Schools and Instruction 190 0.06 (4) $63,990
Civic and Social Organizations 140 0.04 (4) $48,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Schools and Instruction 190 0.06 (4) $63,990
Elementary and Secondary Schools 162,990 1.91 (4) $52,660
Civic and Social Organizations 140 0.04 (4) $48,990
Religious Organizations 530 0.29 (4) $44,800
Local Government (OES Designation) 230 (7) (4) $40,590


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 26,470 1.89 1.39 (4) $58,970
Texas 14,210 1.41 1.03 (4) $48,430
New York 10,970 1.31 0.96 (4) $70,180
Florida 10,920 1.54 1.13 (4) $49,220
Pennsylvania 6,530 1.19 0.87 (4) $53,880




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)
Arkansas 2,490 2.19 1.61 (4) $43,220
Louisiana 3,850 2.10 1.54 (4) $46,690
Alabama 3,520 1.95 1.43 (4) $47,720
California 26,470 1.89 1.39 (4) $58,970
New Mexico 1,450 1.86 1.37 (4) $51,920




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 10,970 1.31 0.96 (4) $70,180
Rhode Island 810 1.82 1.33 (4) $67,460
Alaska 220 0.70 0.52 (4) $65,930
Connecticut 1,800 1.12 0.82 (4) $62,190
New Jersey 5,320 1.41 1.03 (4) $58,990

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 6,720 1.35 0.99 (4) $73,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 6,520 1.71 1.25 (4) $57,930
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 3,760 1.50 1.10 (4) $50,190
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,430 3.01 2.21 (4) $60,400
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 2,920 0.83 0.61 (4) $48,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 2,870 1.30 0.96 (4) $48,770
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,700 1.35 0.99 (4) $50,240
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 2,380 1.04 0.76 (4) $58,670
Baltimore-Towson, MD 2,120 1.71 1.26 (4) $36,730
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,070 1.24 0.91 (4) $53,550




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)
Auburn-Opelika, AL 210 4.60 3.38 (4) $58,360
Stockton, CA 820 4.15 3.04 (4) $56,080
Merced, CA 230 4.02 2.95 (4) $61,570
Visalia-Porterville, CA 500 3.82 2.80 (4) $60,510
Decatur, AL 180 3.45 2.53 (4) $52,440
Bakersfield, CA 820 3.29 2.41 (4) $64,720
Prescott, AZ 170 3.17 2.32 (4) $42,410
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA 250 3.02 2.21 (4) $54,100
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 3,430 3.01 2.21 (4) $60,400
Yuba City, CA 110 2.95 2.16 (4) $48,820




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 1,600 1.33 0.97 (4) $82,580
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.53 1.12 (4) $74,560
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,720 1.35 0.99 (4) $73,370
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 440 1.09 0.80 (4) $72,850
Modesto, CA 440 2.93 2.15 (4) $70,080
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 690 1.25 0.91 (4) $68,070
Madera, CA (8) (8) (8) (4) $67,990
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 320 1.34 0.98 (4) $66,880
Salinas, CA 360 2.31 1.70 (4) $66,810
Binghamton, NY 180 1.72 1.26 (4) $66,030

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 610 1.62 1.19 (4) $40,510
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area 570 2.36 1.73 (4) $44,090
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area 520 1.91 1.40 (4) $42,710
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area 460 3.22 2.36 (4) $57,660
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 440 3.23 2.37 (4) $45,990

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area 420 5.13 3.76 (4) $44,110
Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 4.54 3.33 (4) $39,850
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area 300 3.73 2.74 (4) $41,280
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 300 3.57 2.62 (4) $49,230
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 280 3.54 2.60 (4) $40,240

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area 40 2.97 2.18 (4) $63,360
East Central New York nonmetropolitan area 70 2.01 1.47 (4) $61,940
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area 220 3.53 2.59 (4) $61,470
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 1.50 1.10 (4) $59,970
Linn County, Oregon nonmetropolitan area 40 0.92 0.67 (4) $58,800


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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