High School Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for high school teachers is 42 years. The high school teacher workforce reached a whopping 610,640 in 2020!

Among high school teachers, we discovered that 50.4% of them are women, while 44.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among high school teachers is White, which makes up 74.8% of all high school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. High school teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, high school teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about high school teacher demographics? We analyzed 11,673 high school 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 Teacher Diversity

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

High School Teacher Gender Ratio

Among high school teachers, 50.4% of them are women compared to 44.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 50.4%
  • Male, 44.8%
  • Unknown, 4.8%

High School Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among high school teachers is White, which makes up 74.8% of all high school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.2%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By High School Teachers

The chart below shows that 56.1% of high school teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.3% and German is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 56.1%
  • French, 12.3%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Portuguese, 3.7%
  • Chinese, 3.4%
  • Other, 19.9%

High School 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 teachers.

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

High School Teacher Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the high school 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 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 teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For High School Teacher

By looking over 11,673 high school teachers resumes, we figured out that the average high school teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 34%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

High School Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of high school teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of high school 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 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 Teacher45%50%
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 Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of High School 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 teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Proctor7.64%
Preschool Teacher8.29%
Kindergarten Special Education Teacher12.86%
Career Discovery Teacher13.03%
High School Teacher13.67%
Piano Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$54,477
female-income
Female Income
$51,916

High School 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
$59,551
$58,105
$56,659
$55,213
$53,768
$52,322
$50,876
$49,431
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

High School 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$45,516
Master's Degree$53,995
Doctorate Degree$56,709

High School 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
$63,619
$60,164
$56,709
$53,253
$49,798
$46,342
$42,887
$39,431
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

High School Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do High School Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where high school 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 Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 11,673 resumes, we found that the most popular places for high school teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of High School Teachers

Where Are High School Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

High School Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Education

Government

Private

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 teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and utilities.

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Education

Non Profits

Utilities

Manufacturing

Professional

High School Teacher Jobs