First Grade Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for first grade teachers is 42 years. The first grade teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,264,240 in 2020!

Among first grade teachers, we discovered that 85.4% of them are women, while 11.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among first grade teachers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all first grade teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.6% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. First grade teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, first grade teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about first grade teacher demographics? We analyzed 8,227 first 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.

First Grade Teacher Diversity

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

First Grade Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among first grade teachers is White, which makes up 73.1% of all first grade 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 First Grade Teachers

The chart below shows that 67.4% of first grade teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 8.6% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 3.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 67.4%
  • French, 8.6%
  • Arabic, 3.6%
  • Italian, 2.5%
  • Korean, 2.2%
  • Other, 15.7%

Most Common Degree for First Grade Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for first grade teachers. The most common degree for first grade teachers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 69% of first grade teachers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 18% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 69%
  • Masters degree, 18%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • High School Diploma degree, 1%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

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First 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 first grade teachers.

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

First Grade Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

First 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 first grade teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For First Grade Teacher

By looking over 8,227 first grade teachers resumes, we figured out that the average first grade teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

First Grade Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of first grade teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of first 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 First 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%
First Grade Teacher11%85%
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
First Grade Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of First 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 first grade teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Substitute Paraprofessional7.64%
Child Development Instructor8.29%
Resource Program Teacher12.86%
First Grade Teacher13.03%
Life Science Teacher13.66%
Adjunct Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$54,118
female-income
Female Income
$51,658

First 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
$56,711
$55,523
$54,335
$53,147
$51,959
$50,771
$49,583
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

First 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$44,630
Master's Degree$53,000
Doctorate Degree$54,379

First 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
$57,285
$54,379
$51,472
$48,566
$45,660
$42,753
$39,847
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

First Grade Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do First Grade Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where first 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 First Grade Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 8,227 resumes, we found that the most popular places for first grade teachers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of First Grade Teachers

Where Are First Grade Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

First Grade Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire first 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 First Grade Teacher Work In

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

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Education

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Manufacturing

Utilities

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