Science Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for science teachers is 42 years. The science teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,305,298 in 2020!

Among science teachers, we discovered that 56.8% of them are women, while 39.2% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among science teachers is White, which makes up 75.0% of all science teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Science teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, science teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about science teacher demographics? We analyzed 15,618 science 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.

Science Teacher Diversity

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

Science Teacher Gender Ratio

Among science teachers, 56.8% of them are women compared to 39.2% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 56.8%
  • Male, 39.2%
  • Unknown, 4.0%

Science Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among science teachers is White, which makes up 75.0% of all science teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 7.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 75.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.1%
  • Black or African American, 7.8%
  • Asian, 3.7%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Science Teachers

The chart below shows that 53.3% of science teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 11.1% and Arabic is the third-most popular at 4.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 53.3%
  • French, 11.1%
  • Arabic, 4.4%
  • German, 4.3%
  • Hindi, 3.4%
  • Other, 23.5%

Science 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 science teachers.

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

Science Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Science 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 science teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Science Teacher

By looking over 15,618 science teachers resumes, we figured out that the average science 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

Science Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of science teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of science 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 Science 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%
Science Teacher39%57%
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 Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Science 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 science teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Para Professional7.64%
Infant And Toddler Teacher8.29%
Learning Disabilities Special Education Teacher12.86%
Public Administration Teacher13.03%
Science Teacher13.67%
Lead Instructor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$61,232
female-income
Female Income
$58,174

Science 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
$65,571
$63,844
$62,116
$60,389
$58,662
$56,935
$55,208
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Science 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$50,575
Master's Degree$60,655
Doctorate Degree$63,903

Science 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
$68,010
$63,903
$59,796
$55,688
$51,581
$47,474
$43,367
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Science Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Science Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Science Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 15,618 resumes, we found that the most popular places for science teachers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Science Teachers

Where Are Science Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Science Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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

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Private

Education

Government

Industry Concentration

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

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Education

Non Profits

Professional

Utilities

Manufacturing

Science Teacher Jobs