Kindergarten Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for kindergarten teachers is 39 years. The kindergarten teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,571,585 in 2020!

Among kindergarten teachers, we discovered that 84.9% of them are women, while 11.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among kindergarten teachers is White, which makes up 62.6% of all kindergarten teachers. Comparatively, there are 17.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of kindergarten teachers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Kindergarten teachers are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, kindergarten teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry. Looking at kindergarten teacher statistics, we found was that Alaska, Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Rhode Island are where kindergarten teachers find the highest salaries.

From where do we know all information about kindergarten teacher demographics? We analyzed 19,707 kindergarten 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.

Kindergarten Teacher Diversity

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

Kindergarten Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among kindergarten teachers is White, which makes up 62.6% of all kindergarten teachers. Comparatively, there are 17.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.5% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 62.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.1%
  • Black or African American, 11.5%
  • Asian, 5.6%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.9%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Kindergarten Teachers

The chart below shows that 58.0% of kindergarten teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 6.8% and German is the third-most popular at 5.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 58.0%
  • French, 6.8%
  • German, 5.5%
  • Mandarin, 4.3%
  • Arabic, 3.7%
  • Other, 21.7%

Most Common Degree for Kindergarten Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for kindergarten teachers. The most common degree for kindergarten teachers is bachelor's degree. In fact, 50% of kindergarten teachers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 34% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

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  • Bachelors degree, 66%
  • Masters degree, 15%
  • Associate degree, 8%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers.

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

Kindergarten Teacher Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
7%
6%
4%
3%
1%
0%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Kindergarten Teacher

By looking over 19,707 kindergarten teachers resumes, we figured out that the average kindergarten 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

Kindergarten Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of kindergarten teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of kindergarten teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 45% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Kindergarten 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%
Kindergarten 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
Kindergarten Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Education Technician7.64%
Kindergarten Teacher8.29%
Special Education Paraeducator12.86%
Middle School PE Teacher13.03%
Automotive Technology Instructor13.66%
Karate Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$43,172
female-income
Female Income
$41,794

Kindergarten Teacher Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that Hispanic or Latino men and Black or African American men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
$44,779
$44,225
$43,671
$43,118
$42,564
$42,010
$41,456
$40,902
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Kindergarten 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
High School Diploma or Less$39,811
Some College/ Associate Degree$42,277
Bachelor's Degree$46,449
Master's Degree$54,060

Kindergarten 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
$57,816
$54,060
$50,305
$46,549
$42,793
$39,038
$35,282
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree

Kindergarten Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Kindergarten Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Kindergarten Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 19,707 resumes, we found that the most popular places for kindergarten teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Kindergarten Teachers

Where Are Kindergarten Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Kindergarten Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Private

Public

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 kindergarten teachers. Those industries include education, non profits and professional.

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Hospitality

Manufacturing

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