Science Instructor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for science instructors is 42 years. The science instructor workforce reached a whopping 200,913 in 2020!

Among science instructors, we discovered that 47.2% of them are women, while 47.1% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among science instructors is White, which makes up 74.7% of all science instructors. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Science instructors are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, science instructors are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about science instructor demographics? We analyzed 3,348 science instructors 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.

Science Instructor Diversity

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

Science Instructor Gender Ratio

Among science instructors, 47.2% of them are women compared to 47.1% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 47.2%
  • Male, 47.1%
  • Unknown, 5.7%

Science Instructor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among science instructors is White, which makes up 74.7% of all science instructors. Comparatively, there are 11.2% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.9% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.2%
  • Black or African American, 7.9%
  • Asian, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Science Instructors

The chart below shows that 57.4% of science instructors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.4% and German is the third-most popular at 6.0%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 57.4%
  • French, 10.4%
  • German, 6.0%
  • Korean, 2.7%
  • Russian, 2.7%
  • Other, 20.8%

Science Instructor 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 science instructors.

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

Science Instructor Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the science instructor position over time.

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

Science Instructor 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 science instructors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of science instructors based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Science Instructor

By looking over 3,348 science instructors resumes, we figured out that the average science instructor enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Science Instructor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of science instructor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of science instructors 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 Science Instructors 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%
Science Instructor47%47%
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
Science Instructor
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Science Instructors 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 science instructors.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Education Technician7.64%
Prekindergarten Teacher8.29%
Preschool Disability Teacher12.86%
8th Grade Mathematics Teacher13.03%
Science Instructor13.67%
Mentor13.71%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Science Instructor?

male-income
Male Income
$68,466
female-income
Female Income
$62,776

Science Instructor 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
$76,698
$73,461
$70,224
$66,986
$63,749
$60,512
$57,274
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Science Instructor 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$49,515
Master's Degree$67,356
Doctorate Degree$73,576

Science Instructor 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
$80,849
$73,576
$66,303
$59,030
$51,757
$44,483
$37,210
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Science Instructor Heatmaps

Where Do Science Instructors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Science Instructors Located?

By looking through more than 3,348 resumes, we found that the most popular places for science instructors are NY, New York and FL, Big Pine Key.

Number of Science Instructors

Science Instructor Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Science Instructor Jobs Are Remote?

4.7% Remote

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

95.3% 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 science instructors.

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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 Science Instructor Work In

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

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Private

Government

Education

Public

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Utilities

Manufacturing

Hospitality

Science Instructor Jobs