Peer Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for peer teachers is 42 years. The peer teacher workforce reached a whopping 33,805 in 2020!

Among peer teachers, we discovered that 41.1% of them are women, while 53.5% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among peer teachers is White, which makes up 74.6% of all peer teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. The majority of peer teachers are located in PA, Philadelphia and NY, Hempstead.

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

From where do we know all information about peer teacher demographics? We analyzed 1,940 peer 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.

Peer Teacher Diversity

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

Peer Teacher Gender Ratio

Among peer teachers, 41.1% of them are women compared to 53.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Male, 53.5%
  • Female, 41.1%
  • Unknown, 5.4%

Peer Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among peer teachers is White, which makes up 74.6% of all peer teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.3%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Asian, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Peer Teachers

The chart below shows that 54.1% of peer teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.2% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 8.3%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 54.1%
  • French, 9.2%
  • Chinese, 8.3%
  • Mandarin, 4.6%
  • Italian, 4.6%
  • Other, 19.2%

Peer 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 peer teachers.

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

Peer Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Peer 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 peer teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Peer Teacher

By looking over 1,940 peer teachers resumes, we figured out that the average peer teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 31%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Peer Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of peer teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of peer 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 Peer 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%
Peer Teacher54%41%
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
Peer Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Peer 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 peer teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Instructional Assistant7.64%
Child Development Instructor8.29%
Learning Disabilities Specialist12.86%
Educator13.03%
Peer Teacher13.67%
Chemistry Tutor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$51,451
female-income
Female Income
$48,989

Peer 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
$56,329
$54,939
$53,549
$52,160
$50,770
$49,380
$47,991
$46,601
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Peer 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$42,848
Master's Degree$50,987
Doctorate Degree$53,597

Peer 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
$60,230
$56,914
$53,597
$50,280
$46,963
$43,647
$40,330
$37,013
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Peer Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Peer Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Peer Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 1,940 resumes, we found that the most popular places for peer teachers are PA, Philadelphia and NY, Hempstead.

Number of Peer Teachers

Peer Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Education

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Utilities

Professional

Peer Teacher Jobs