Biology Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for biology teachers is 42 years. The biology teacher workforce reached a whopping 268,701 in 2020!

Among biology teachers, we discovered that 56.4% of them are women, while 36.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among biology teachers is White, which makes up 75.1% of all biology teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of biology teachers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Biology teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, biology teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at biology teacher statistics, we found was that Alaska, Hawaii, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut are where biology teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about biology teacher demographics? We analyzed 2,574 biology 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.

Biology Teacher Diversity

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

Biology Teacher Gender Ratio

Among biology teachers, 56.4% of them are women compared to 36.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 56.4%
  • Male, 36.2%
  • Unknown, 7.4%

Biology Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among biology teachers is White, which makes up 75.1% of all biology teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 75.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 7.7%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Biology Teachers

The chart below shows that 42.7% of biology teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.5% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 5.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 42.7%
  • French, 13.5%
  • Mandarin, 5.3%
  • Chinese, 5.3%
  • Russian, 4.7%
  • Other, 28.5%

Biology 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 biology teachers.

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

Biology Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the biology teacher position over time.

Male
Female
46%
43%
41%
38%
36%
33%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Biology 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 biology teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of biology teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Biology Teacher

By looking over 2,574 biology teachers resumes, we figured out that the average biology 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

Biology Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of biology teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of biology 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 Biology 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%
Biology Teacher36%56%
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
Biology Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Biology 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 biology teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Assistant Language Teacher7.64%
Headstart Teacher8.29%
Special Education Supervisor12.86%
First Aid Teacher13.03%
Biology Teacher13.67%
Mentor13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Biology Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$54,468
female-income
Female Income
$52,609

Biology 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
$58,128
$57,081
$56,035
$54,989
$53,942
$52,896
$51,850
$50,804
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Biology 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$47,850
Master's Degree$54,122
Doctorate Degree$56,070

Biology 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
$61,185
$58,628
$56,070
$53,513
$50,955
$48,398
$45,841
$43,283
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Biology Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Biology Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Biology Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 2,574 resumes, we found that the most popular places for biology teachers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Biology Teachers

Biology Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire biology 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 Biology Teacher Work In

Employees with the biology teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most biology 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 biology teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and manufacturing.

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Education

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Utilities

Government

Biology Teacher Jobs