High School English Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for high school english teachers is 42 years. The high school english teacher workforce reached a whopping 618,649 in 2020!

Among high school english teachers, we discovered that 64.9% of them are women, while 30.6% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among high school english teachers is White, which makes up 75.4% of all high school english teachers. Comparatively, there are 10.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of high school english teachers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

High school english teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, high school english teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at high school english teacher statistics, we found was that Connecticut, Alaska, Rhode Island, Vermont and Massachusetts are where high school english teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about high school english teacher demographics? We analyzed 2,942 high school english 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.

High School English Teacher Diversity

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

High School English Teacher Gender Ratio

Among high school english teachers, 64.9% of them are women compared to 30.6% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 64.9%
  • Male, 30.6%
  • Unknown, 4.5%

High School English Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among high school english teachers is White, which makes up 75.4% of all high school english teachers. Comparatively, there are 10.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 75.4%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 10.9%
  • Black or African American, 7.6%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By High School English Teachers

The chart below shows that 43.8% of high school english teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 13.2% and Japanese is the third-most popular at 6.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 43.8%
  • French, 13.2%
  • Japanese, 6.0%
  • German, 5.7%
  • Portuguese, 4.6%
  • Other, 26.7%

High School English 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 high school english teachers.

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

High School English Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the high school english teacher position over time.

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

High School English 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 high school english teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of high school english teachers based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For High School English Teacher

By looking over 2,942 high school english teachers resumes, we figured out that the average high school english 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

High School English Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of high school english teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of high school english 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 High School English 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%
High School English Teacher31%65%
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
High School English Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of High School English 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 high school english teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Bilingual Teacher Assistant7.64%
Montessori Preschool Teacher8.29%
Director Of Special Education12.86%
Floater Teacher13.03%
High School English Teacher13.67%
Piano Instructor13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As High School English Teacher?

male-income
Male Income
$54,218
female-income
Female Income
$52,378

High School English 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
$56,803
$55,768
$54,732
$53,697
$52,662
$51,626
$50,591
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

High School English 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$47,666
Master's Degree$53,875
Doctorate Degree$55,803

High School English 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
$58,334
$55,803
$53,271
$50,740
$48,208
$45,677
$43,145
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

High School English Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do High School English Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are High School English Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 2,942 resumes, we found that the most popular places for high school english teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of High School English Teachers

Where Are High School English Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

High School English Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire high school english 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 High School English Teacher Work In

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

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Education

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Utilities

Internet

High School English Teacher Jobs