Secondary Teacher Statistics in the US

The average employee age for secondary teachers is 42 years. The secondary teacher workforce reached a whopping 1,090,539 in 2020!

Among secondary teachers, we discovered that 59.7% of them are women, while 36.3% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among secondary teachers is White, which makes up 74.6% of all secondary teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Secondary teachers are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, secondary teachers are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about secondary teacher demographics? We analyzed 1,267 secondary 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.

Secondary Teacher Diversity

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

Secondary Teacher Gender Ratio

Among secondary teachers, 59.7% of them are women compared to 36.3% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 59.7%
  • Male, 36.3%
  • Unknown, 4.0%

Secondary Teacher Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among secondary teachers is White, which makes up 74.6% of all secondary teachers. Comparatively, there are 11.3% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 8.0% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 74.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 11.2%
  • Black or African American, 8.0%
  • Asian, 3.8%
  • Unknown, 1.9%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.5%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Secondary Teachers

The chart below shows that 50.9% of secondary teachers speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 23.6% and German is the third-most popular at 5.5%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 50.9%
  • French, 23.6%
  • German, 5.5%
  • Hindi, 3.6%
  • Russian, 1.8%
  • Other, 14.6%

Secondary 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 secondary teachers.

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

Secondary Teacher Gender Over Time

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

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

Secondary 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 secondary teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

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

Male
Female

Number Of Years On The Job For Secondary Teacher

By looking over 1,267 secondary teachers resumes, we figured out that the average secondary teacher 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

Secondary Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of secondary teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of secondary 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 Secondary 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%
Secondary Teacher36%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
Secondary Teacher
Montessori Preschool Teacher
Special Education Preschool Teacher
Sewing Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Secondary 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 secondary teachers.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Writing Assistant7.64%
Lead Pre-Kindergarten Teacher8.29%
Mentally Impaired Teacher12.86%
Agriscience Technology Instructor13.03%
Secondary Teacher13.67%
Chemistry Tutor13.71%

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

male-income
Male Income
$60,681
female-income
Female Income
$57,277

Secondary 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
$65,527
$63,602
$61,677
$59,752
$57,827
$55,903
$53,978
Asian
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino
White

Secondary 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$48,918
Master's Degree$60,034
Doctorate Degree$63,669

Secondary 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
$72,727
$68,198
$63,669
$59,139
$54,610
$50,081
$45,551
$41,022
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

Secondary Teacher Heatmaps

Where Do Secondary Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Secondary Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 1,267 resumes, we found that the most popular places for secondary teachers are TX, Houston and MD, Baltimore.

Number of Secondary Teachers

Where Are Secondary Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Secondary Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire secondary teachers.

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< 50 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

The Types Of Companies Secondary Teacher Work In

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

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Education

Non Profits

Government

Professional

Manufacturing

Secondary Teacher Jobs