Middle School Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for middle school teachers is 42 years. The middle school teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,730,826 in 2020!

Among middle school teachers, we discovered that 59.9% of them are women, while 34.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among middle school teachers is White, which makes up 74.1% of all middle school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Middle school teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, middle school teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about middle school teacher demographics? We analyzed 6,737 middle 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.

Middle School Teacher Diversity

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

Middle School Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among middle school teachers is White, which makes up 74.1% of all middle school teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.4% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 74.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 9.4%
  • Asian, 3.2%
  • Unknown, 1.7%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Middle School Teachers

The chart below shows that 55.6% of middle school teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 55.6%
  • French, 12.7%
  • Chinese, 4.6%
  • German, 4.2%
  • Arabic, 3.2%
  • Other, 19.7%

Most Common Degree for Middle School Teacher

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for middle school teachers. The most common degree for middle school teachers is master's degree. In fact, 46% of middle school teachers earn that degree. A close second is bachelor's degree with 40% and rounding it off is associate degree with 3%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 64%
  • Masters degree, 21%
  • Certificate degree, 7%
  • Associate degree, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 4%

Middle 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 middle school teachers.

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

Middle School Teacher Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
25%
23%
21%
18%
16%
14%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Middle 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 middle school teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Middle School Teacher

By looking over 6,737 middle school teachers resumes, we figured out that the average middle school 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

Middle School Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of middle school teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of middle 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 Middle 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%
Middle School Teacher34%60%
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
Middle School Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Middle 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 middle school teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Toddler Assistant Teacher7.64%
Metaphysics Teacher8.29%
Individual Small Group Instructor12.86%
Middle School Teacher13.03%
Life Sciences Instructor13.66%
Riding Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$55,674
female-income
Female Income
$53,244

Middle 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
$58,234
$57,061
$55,887
$54,714
$53,540
$52,367
$51,193
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Middle 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$46,274
Master's Degree$54,570
Doctorate Degree$55,932

Middle 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
$58,814
$55,932
$53,050
$50,168
$47,287
$44,405
$41,523
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Middle School Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Middle School Teachers Earn The Most?

The map here shows where middle 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 Middle School Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 6,737 resumes, we found that the most popular places for middle school teachers are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Middle School Teachers

Where Are Middle School Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Middle School Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Education

Private

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Utilities

Government

Middle School Teacher Jobs