Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for Teachers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 4,492,114 Teachers currently employed in the United States.
  • 74.3% of all Teachers are women, while 25.7% are men.
  • The average age of an employed Teacher is 42 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of Teachers is White (72.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (12.0%) and Black or African American (10.1%).
  • The majority of Teachers are located in NY, New York and TX, Houston.
  • Teachers are most in-demand in Chicago, IL.
  • Teachers are paid an average annual salary of $47,494.
  • San Francisco, CA pays an annual average wage of $58,601, the highest in the US.
  • Teachers average starting salary is $34,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 95% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid Teachers earn as much as $65,000 or more.
  • Maryland is the best state for Teachers to live.
  • Teachers are more likely to work at Education companies in comparison to Private companies.

Teacher Statistics By Gender

Among Teachers, 74.3% of them are women compared to 25.7% which are men.

  • Female, 74.3%
  • Male, 25.7%

Teachers By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female74.3%
Male25.7%

Gender Pay Gap For Teacher

Women Earn 95¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$55,902
female-income
Female Income
$53,011

Teacher Gender Over Time

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

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019

Teacher Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201031.31%68.69%
201131.61%68.39%
201231.97%68.03%
201332.14%67.86%
201431.68%68.32%
201532.18%67.82%
201632.21%67.79%
201732.06%67.94%
201832.63%67.37%
201928.78%71.22%

Teacher Male to Female Ratio

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 Technology Instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

Job TitleMaleFemale
Child Development Associate Teacher3%97%
Prekindergarten Teacher5%95%
Infant And Toddler Teacher5%95%
Teacher26%74%
Automotive Instructor96%4%
Automotive Technology Instructor96%4%
Auto Collision Repair Instructor98%2%

Teacher Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among Teachers is White, which makes up 72.3% of all Teachers. Comparatively, there are 12.0% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.1% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 72.3%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 12.0%
  • Black or African American, 10.1%
  • Asian, 3.4%
  • Unknown, 1.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Teacher Race

Teacher RacePercentages
White72.3%
Hispanic or Latino12.0%
Black or African American10.1%
Asian3.4%
Unknown1.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native0.7%

Teacher Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among Teachers.

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

Teacher Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201075.62%10.41%2.49%9.82%
201175.22%10.35%2.67%10.01%
201275.05%10.21%2.72%10.14%
201374.51%10.25%2.91%10.35%
201474.60%10.18%2.90%10.41%
201574.34%9.85%3.05%10.77%
201673.49%10.26%3.06%11.17%
201773.44%9.91%3.20%11.31%
201873.22%9.82%3.21%11.55%
201972.33%10.13%3.39%12.04%

Teacher Wage Gap By Race

Asian Teachers have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. Black or African American Teachers have the lowest average salary at $53,148.
$58,000
$57,000
$56,000
$55,000
$54,000
$53,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$53,777
White$53,863
Black or African American$53,148
Asian$56,270
Hispanic or Latino$55,225

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Average Age of a Teacher

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

Male
Female

Teacher Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American4244
Unknown3639
Asian3842
Hispanic or Latino4141
White4343
American Indian and Alaska Native40.545

Teacher Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of Teacher employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of Teachers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.

20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Teacher Age

Teacher YearsPercentages
20-30 years13%
30-40 years28%
40+ years60%

Types of Teacher Degree Levels

The most common degree for Teachers is Bachelor's Degree 64% of Teachers earn that degree. A close second is Master's Degree with 15% and rounding it off is Associate Degree with 10%.

  • Bachelors, 64%
  • Masters, 15%
  • Associate, 10%
  • High School Diploma, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 5%

Teachers By Education

Teacher DegreePercentages
Bachelors64%
Masters15%
Associate10%
High School Diploma6%
Other Degrees5%

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Teacher Wage Gap By Education

Teachers with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $54,967 annually. With a Masters degree, Teachers earn a median annual income of $53,011 compared to $43,512 for Teachers with an Bachelors degree.
$56,000
$53,000
$50,000
$47,000
$44,000
$41,000
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
EducationSalary
Master's Degree$53,011
Bachelor's Degree$43,512
Doctorate Degree$54,967

Teacher Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Teacher Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees8%
50 - 100 employees4%
100 - 500 employees26%
500 - 1,000 employees11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees44%
> 10,000 employees7%

The Types Of Companies Teacher Work In

Employees with the Teacher job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most Teachers prefer to work at Education companies over Private companies.

Education

Public

Private

Government

Teacher Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education73%
Public4%
Private17%
Government5%

Top Industries Hiring Teachers

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ Teachers. Those industries include Education, Government and Non Profits.

Education

Government

Non Profits

Health Care

Professional

Teacher Turnover And Employment Statistics

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 Teachers changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Teacher Unemployment Rate By Year

YearTeacher Unemployment Rate
20102.82%
20112.96%
20122.53%
20132.43%
20141.86%
20151.70%
20161.52%
20171.41%
20181.53%
20191.62%

The Average Number of Years That Teacher Stay in a Job

By looking over 372,826 Teachers resumes, we figured out that the average Teacher enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 33%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Teacher Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year25%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years13%
5-7 years13%
8-10 years5%
11+ years11%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of 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 Teachers.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Nursery Supervisor5.48%3,323
Graduate Fellow6.04%6,869
Teacher9.52%
Director Of Special Education11.12%20,066
Metal Trades Instructor11.15%28,054
CPR Instructor12.94%25,712
Curriculum Developer16.25%90,688

Teacher LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Nursery Supervisor5.48%3,323
Graduate Fellow6.04%6,869
Director Of Special Education11.12%20,066
Metal Trades Instructor11.15%28,054
CPR Instructor12.94%25,712
Curriculum Developer16.25%90,688

Foreign Languages Spoken By Teachers

The most common foreign language among Teachers is Spanish at 46.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 10.7% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 6.5%.

  • Spanish, 46.2%
  • French, 10.7%
  • Chinese, 6.5%
  • Mandarin, 5.6%
  • Japanese, 4.4%
  • Other, 26.6%

Teacher Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish46.2%
French10.7%
Chinese6.5%
Mandarin5.6%
Japanese4.4%
Other26.6%

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Where Do Teachers Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Teachers Located?

By looking through more than 372,826 resumes, we found that the most popular places for Teachers are NY, New York and TX, Houston.

Number of Teachers

Where Are Teachers In High Demand?

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

Jobs Openings

Teacher Demographics FAQs

What percentage of Teachers are female?

71.2% of teachers are female in the United States. This is 3.8 percentage points higher than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female teachers has increased by 2.5 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 3,198,385 female teachers in the U.S. and 1,293,729 male teachers in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 4,492,114 people with the specific job title of teacher and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

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