2nd Grade Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for 2nd grade teachers is 42 years. The 2nd grade teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,685,515 in 2020!

Among 2nd grade teachers, we discovered that 76.9% of them are women, while 19.4% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among 2nd grade teachers is White, which makes up 73.6% of all 2nd grade teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of 2nd grade teachers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

2nd grade teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, 2nd grade teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at 2nd grade teacher statistics, we found was that New York, Alaska, Maryland, Connecticut and California are where 2nd grade teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about 2nd grade teacher demographics? We analyzed 10,487 2nd grade teachers resumes to find out what the average demographics are for the job position. Just to be clear, by demographics we mean the study of population-based factors like age, race, and sex. On top of scouring through resumes, we also took note of job proposals from employers and Census Bureau data. And guess what? We found some pretty interesting information.

2nd Grade Teacher Diversity

From race to gender and even age, we found the average demographic information on those who work as 2nd grade teachers. Keep reading to find out what the results for 2nd grade teachers were.

2nd Grade Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among 2nd grade teachers is White, which makes up 73.6% of all 2nd grade teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.4% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.4%
  • Black or African American, 9.6%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By 2nd Grade Teachers

The chart below shows that 58.2% of 2nd grade teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.0% and German is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 58.2%
  • French, 12.0%
  • German, 4.0%
  • Chinese, 3.3%
  • Italian, 3.1%
  • Other, 19.4%

Most Common Degree for 2nd Grade Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for 2nd grade teachers. The most common degree for 2nd grade teachers is master's degree. In fact, 45% of 2nd grade teachers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 44% and rounding it off is associate degree with 2%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 67%
  • Masters degree, 19%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 3%

2nd Grade Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among 2nd grade teachers.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

2nd Grade Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the 2nd grade teacher position over time.

Male
Female
25%
23%
21%
18%
16%
14%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

2nd Grade Teacher Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of 2nd grade teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of 2nd grade teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For 2nd Grade Teacher

By looking over 10,487 2nd grade teachers resumes, we figured out that the average 2nd grade teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 35%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

2nd Grade Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of 2nd grade teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of 2nd grade teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 58% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of 2nd Grade Teachers with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, auto collision repair instructor and automotive instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Sewing Teacher6%86%
Special Education Preschool Teacher6%91%
Montessori Preschool Teacher9%90%
2nd Grade Teacher19%77%
Industrial Arts Teacher92%5%
Automotive Instructor92%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor96%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor
Automotive Instructor
Industrial Arts Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 2nd Grade Teachers with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to 2nd grade teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Writing Assistant7.64%
Shorthand Teacher8.29%
Director Of Special Education12.86%
2nd Grade Teacher13.03%
Nutrition Teacher13.66%
Private Tutor13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As 2nd Grade Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$50,190
female-income
Female Income
$48,451

2nd Grade Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Asian men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$52,015
$51,176
$50,337
$49,498
$48,659
$47,820
$46,981
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

2nd Grade Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

All Race and Ethnicity
Educationascdesc
Incomeasc
Bachelor's Degree$43,368
Master's Degree$49,403
Doctorate Degree$50,375

2nd Grade Teacher Income By Race/Ethnicity And Education

This chart shows the impact that education has on the income level of different ethnicities.

  • Asian
  • Black or African American
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • White
$54,572
$52,473
$50,375
$48,276
$46,177
$44,078
$41,979
$39,880
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

2nd Grade Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do 2nd Grade Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where 2nd grade teachers earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are 2nd Grade Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 10,487 resumes, we found that the most popular places for 2nd grade teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of 2nd Grade Teachers

Where Are 2nd Grade Teachers In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country 2nd grade teachers are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

2nd Grade Teacher Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ 2nd grade teachers. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most 2nd grade teachers is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire 2nd grade teachers.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies 2nd Grade Teacher Work In

Employees with the 2nd grade teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most 2nd grade teachers prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Education

Private

Government

Public

Industry Concentration

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ 2nd grade teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and professional.

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Manufacturing

Utilities

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