Teacher/Tutor Statistics in the US

The average employee age for teacher/tutors is 40 years. The teacher/tutor workforce reached a whopping 1,083,658 in 2020!

Among teacher/tutors, we discovered that 63.5% of them are women, while 30.8% are men. The most common race/ethnicity among teacher/tutors is White, which makes up 59.8% of all teacher/tutors. Comparatively, there are 14.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity. Teacher/tutors are also more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies. Taking it a step further, teacher/tutors are more likely to find a job in the education industry.

From where do we know all information about teacher/tutor demographics? We analyzed 3,365 teacher/tutors 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.

Teacher/Tutor Diversity

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

Teacher/Tutor Ethnic Breakdown

The most common ethnicity among teacher/tutors is White, which makes up 59.8% of all teacher/tutors. Comparatively, there are 14.7% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.8% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

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  • White, 59.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 14.8%
  • Black or African American, 11.8%
  • Asian, 9.9%
  • Unknown, 3.0%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.7%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Teacher/Tutors

The chart below shows that 44.0% of teacher/tutors speak Spanish. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 9.0% and Mandarin is the third-most popular at 6.4%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 44.0%
  • French, 9.0%
  • Mandarin, 6.4%
  • Chinese, 6.1%
  • German, 4.5%
  • Other, 30.0%

Most Common Degree for Teacher/Tutor

We assessed our data to determine the typical level of education for teacher/tutors. The most common degree for teacher/tutors is bachelor's degree. In fact, 61% of teacher/tutors earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 16% and rounding it off is associate degree with 7%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors degree, 61%
  • Masters degree, 16%
  • Associate degree, 7%
  • High School Diploma degree, 3%
  • Other Degrees, 13%

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Teacher/Tutor 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 teacher/tutors.

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

Teacher/Tutor Gender Over Time

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


Teacher/Tutor 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 teacher/tutors changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Age Based On Ethnicity And Gender

We determined the average age of teacher/tutors based on ethnicity and gender.


Number Of Years On The Job For Teacher/Tutor

By looking over 3,365 teacher/tutors resumes, we figured out that the average teacher/tutor 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

Teacher/Tutor Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of teacher/tutor employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of teacher/tutors is 40+ years old, which represents 49% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years

Comparing The Gender Ratio of Teacher/Tutors with Other Job Titles

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, guitar instructor and rescue instructor have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Early Childhood Education Instructor11%85%
Ballet Teacher11%82%
Horseback Riding Instructor13%78%
Guitar Teacher78%17%
Rescue Instructor79%14%
Guitar Instructor84%12%
Guitar Instructor
Rescue Instructor
Guitar Teacher
Horseback Riding Instructor
Ballet Teacher
Early Childhood Education Instructor

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Teacher/Tutors 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 teacher/tutors.

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Job Titleascdesc
Library Technician6.75%
Education Coordinator8.68%
Head Teacher13.03%
Health Teacher13.66%
Continuing Education Instructor25.12%

How Much Do Women Make Compared To Man As Teacher/Tutor?

Male Income
Female Income

Teacher/Tutor Income By Gender And Race/Ethnicity

We found interesting that White men and Hispanic or Latino men make more money compared to others.

  • Male
  • Female
Black or African American
Hispanic or Latino

Teacher/Tutor 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
High School Diploma or Less$35,969
Some College/ Associate Degree$39,329
Bachelor's Degree$41,340
Master's Degree$47,313
Doctorate Degree$52,187

Teacher/Tutor 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
High School Diploma or Less
Some College/ Associate Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate Degree

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Where Do Teacher/Tutors Earn The Most?

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

Average Salary

Where Are Teacher/Tutors Located?

By looking through more than 3,365 resumes, we found that the most popular places for teacher/tutors are NY, New York and IL, Chicago.

Number of Teacher/Tutors

Where Are Teacher/Tutors In High Demand?

We looked over job openings to determine where in the country teacher/tutors are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Teacher/Tutor Employment Statistics

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

What Percentage Of Teacher/Tutor Jobs Are Remote?

12.9% Remote

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

87.1% 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 teacher/tutors.

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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 Teacher/Tutor Work In

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

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Industry Concentration

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

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Non Profits




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