Certified Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for certified teachers is 42 years. The certified teacher workforce reached a whopping 2,153,715 in 2020!

Among certified teachers, we discovered that 69.6% of them are women, while 27.0% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among certified teachers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all certified teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Certified teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, certified teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about certified teacher demographics? We analyzed 2,381 certified 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.

Certified Teacher Diversity

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

Certified Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among certified teachers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all certified teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 73.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.6%
  • Black or African American, 9.9%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Certified Teachers

The chart below shows that 58.3% of certified teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.8% and Italian is the third-most popular at 6.8%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 58.3%
  • French, 7.8%
  • Italian, 6.8%
  • Portuguese, 3.9%
  • German, 3.9%
  • Other, 19.3%

Certified 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 certified teachers.

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

Certified Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Certified 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 certified teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Certified Teacher

By looking over 2,381 certified teachers resumes, we figured out that the average certified teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 27%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Certified Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of certified teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of certified 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 Certified 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%
Certified Teacher27%70%
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
Certified Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Certified 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 certified teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Para Professional7.64%
Preschool Teacher's Assistant8.29%
Adapted Physical Education Specialist-Workshop Leader12.86%
Certified Teacher13.03%
Auto Service Instructor13.66%
Private Tutor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$56,251
female-income
Female Income
$54,297

Certified 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
$59,244
$58,302
$57,359
$56,416
$55,473
$54,531
$53,588
$52,645
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Certified 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$48,586
Master's Degree$55,367
Doctorate Degree$56,458

Certified 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
$58,816
$56,458
$54,100
$51,742
$49,384
$47,026
$44,667
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Certified Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Certified Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Certified Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 2,381 resumes, we found that the most popular places for certified teachers are NY, New York and MA, Milford.

Number of Certified Teachers

Where Are Certified Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Certified Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Private

Education

Public

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Utilities

Government

Professional

Certified Teacher Jobs