Math Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for math teachers is 42 years. The math teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,499,111 in 2020!

Among math teachers, we discovered that 49.3% of them are women, while 46.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among math teachers is White, which makes up 75.4% of all math 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 math teachers are located in NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

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

From where do we know all information about math teacher demographics? We analyzed 24,867 math 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.

Math Teacher Diversity

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

Math Teacher Gender Ratio

Among math teachers, 49.3% of them are women compared to 46.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 49.3%
  • Male, 46.1%
  • Unknown, 4.6%

Math Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among math teachers is White, which makes up 75.4% of all math 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 Math Teachers

The chart below shows that 46.9% of math teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.4% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 5.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 46.9%
  • French, 11.4%
  • Chinese, 5.4%
  • Mandarin, 5.1%
  • Arabic, 5.0%
  • Other, 26.2%

Math 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 math teachers.

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

Math Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Math 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 math teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Math Teacher

By looking over 24,867 math teachers resumes, we figured out that the average math teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Math Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of math teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of math 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 Math 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%
Math Teacher46%49%
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
Math Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Math 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 math teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Education Technician7.64%
Substitute Teacher Pre-School Teacher8.29%
Learning Disabilities Specialist12.86%
Italian Teacher13.03%
Math Teacher13.67%
Vocational Training Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$55,256
female-income
Female Income
$53,243

Math 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
$59,222
$58,089
$56,956
$55,822
$54,689
$53,555
$52,422
$51,288
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Math 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$48,112
Master's Degree$54,881
Doctorate Degree$56,994

Math 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
$59,753
$56,994
$54,234
$51,475
$48,716
$45,956
$43,197
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Math Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Math Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Math Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 24,867 resumes, we found that the most popular places for math teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Math Teachers

Where Are Math Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Math Teacher Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Math Teacher Jobs Are Remote?

3.1% Remote

Freelance, outsourced or remote workers who spend much of their time working from home.

96.9% On-Site

Some of the vacancies require to stay on-site without possibility of working remotely.

Company Size

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

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

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Education

Non Profits

Utilities

Professional

Manufacturing

Math Teacher Jobs