Mentor Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for mentor teachers is 42 years. The mentor teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,440,597 in 2020!

Among mentor teachers, we discovered that 66.7% of them are women, while 28.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among mentor teachers is White, which makes up 73.7% of all mentor teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Mentor teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, mentor teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about mentor teacher demographics? We analyzed 2,925 mentor 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.

Mentor Teacher Diversity

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

Mentor Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among mentor teachers is White, which makes up 73.7% of all mentor teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 73.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.3%
  • Black or African American, 9.6%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Mentor Teachers

The chart below shows that 53.6% of mentor teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.3% and German is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.6%
  • French, 9.3%
  • German, 4.6%
  • Mandarin, 4.1%
  • Korean, 4.1%
  • Other, 24.3%

Most Common Degree for Mentor Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for mentor teachers. The most common degree for mentor teachers is master's degree. In fact, 43% of mentor teachers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 36% and rounding it off is associate degree with 6%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 54%
  • Masters degree, 26%
  • Certificate degree, 8%
  • Associate degree, 7%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Mentor 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 mentor teachers.

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

Mentor Teacher Gender Over Time

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


Mentor 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 mentor teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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


Number Of Years On The Job For Mentor Teacher

By looking over 2,925 mentor teachers resumes, we figured out that the average mentor 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

Mentor Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of mentor teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of mentor 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 Mentor 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
Sewing Teacher6%86%
Special Education Preschool Teacher6%91%
Montessori Preschool Teacher9%90%
Mentor Teacher28%67%
Industrial Arts Teacher92%5%
Automotive Instructor92%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor96%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor
Automotive Instructor
Industrial Arts Teacher
Mentor Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Mentor 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 mentor teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
Library Technician6.75%
Administrator Assistant/Teacher's Assistant7.64%
Early Childhood Specialist8.29%
Developmentally Delayed Special Education Teacher12.86%
Mentor Teacher13.03%
Agriscience Teacher13.66%
Academic Tutor13.71%

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

Male Income
Female Income

Mentor 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
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Mentor 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
Bachelor's Degree$45,070
Master's Degree$54,564
Doctorate Degree$56,146

Mentor 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
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Mentor Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Mentor Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Mentor Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 2,925 resumes, we found that the most popular places for mentor teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Mentor Teachers

Where Are Mentor Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Mentor Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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Non Profits




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