Home School Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for home school teachers is 42 years. The home school teacher workforce reached a whopping 6,758 in 2020!

Among home school teachers, we discovered that 78.4% of them are women, while 17.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among home school teachers is White, which makes up 74.9% of all home school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Home school teachers are also more likely to work at private companies in comparison to education companies. Taking it a step further, home school teachers are more likely to find a job in the non profits industry.

From where do we know all information about home school teacher demographics? We analyzed 1,242 home 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.

Home School Teacher Diversity

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

Home School Teacher Gender Ratio

Among home school teachers, 78.4% of them are women compared to 17.8% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 78.4%
  • Male, 17.8%
  • Unknown, 3.8%

Home School Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among home school teachers is White, which makes up 74.9% of all home school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.9%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.2%
  • Black or African American, 7.8%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Home School Teachers

The chart below shows that 44.7% of home school teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is German at 10.5% and French is the third-most popular at 10.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 44.7%
  • German, 10.5%
  • French, 10.5%
  • Italian, 6.6%
  • Chinese, 3.9%
  • Other, 23.8%

Home 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 home school teachers.

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

Home School Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Home 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 home school teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Home School Teacher

By looking over 1,242 home school teachers resumes, we figured out that the average home school teacher enjoys staying at their job for 11+ years for a percentage of 32%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Home School Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of home school teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of home 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 Home 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%
Home School Teacher18%78%
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
Home School Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Home 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 home school teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Substitute Paraprofessional7.64%
Metaphysics Teacher8.29%
Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher12.86%
Co-Teacher13.03%
Home School Teacher13.67%
Private Tutor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$58,060
female-income
Female Income
$54,333

Home 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
$63,392
$61,280
$59,169
$57,057
$54,946
$52,835
$50,723
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Home 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$45,322
Master's Degree$57,346
Doctorate Degree$61,354

Home 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
$71,152
$66,253
$61,354
$56,454
$51,555
$46,656
$41,757
$36,857
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Home School Teacher Heatmaps

Where Are Home School Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 1,242 resumes, we found that the most popular places for home school teachers are NY, New York and TX, San Antonio.

Number of Home School Teachers

Home School Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire home 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 Home School Teacher Work In

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

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Public

Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Non Profits

Education

Professional

Retail

Manufacturing

Home School Teacher Jobs