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Occupational Employment Statistics for Education Programs:

 

The data and information provided on this page for the degree programs in Education come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Listed below are the Standard Occupational Codes (S.O.C.) for the paid positions for which a B.S. Childhood Education degree or an M.S. Education degree might be appropriate qualifications. On this page are also provided employment estimates and mean wage estimates for preschool and kindergarten teachers, preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and elementary school teachers. In addition, there are links to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website for all of the information that follows:

 

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25-2010 Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

 

This broad occupation includes the following two detailed occupations:

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

 

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). May be required to hold State certification. Excludes "Childcare Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

 

National Estimates for This Occupation

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
369,380
1.3 %
$14.04
$29,200
1.2 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.65 $12.35 $16.55 $22.52
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $20,080 $25,700 $34,420 $46,830

 

 

25-2012 Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

 

National Estimates for This Occupation

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
173,330 1.3 % (4) $51,550 1.1 %

 

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $31,720 $39,250 $48,800 $62,050 $76,490

 

25-2021 Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

Teach students basic academic, social, and other formative skills in public or private schools at the elementary level. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

 

 

National Estimates for This Occupation

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,485,600 0.6 % (4) $54,330 0.8 %

 

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,390 $41,750 $51,660 $64,890 $80,140

 

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary25

 


 

25-2022 Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education

 

Teach students in one or more subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School " (25-2023) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

 

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

 

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
655,090
1.2 %
$54,880
0.6 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile
10%
25%
50%
(Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage (2)
$34,990
$42,070
$51,960
$65,450
$80,940

 

 

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
651,040
7.63
$54,900
2,490
0.09
380
0.01
$51,460
290
0.16
$44,080
170
0.05
$45,610

 

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
651,040
7.63
$54,900
290
0.16
$44,080
2,490
0.09
170
0.05
$45,610
80
0.05
$48,870

 

 

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
651,040
7.63
$54,900
380
0.01
$51,460
80
0.05
$48,870
30
0.01
$47,360
90
0.01
$46,550

 

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State
Employment (1)
Employment per thousand jobs
Location quotient (9)
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
80,990
8.03
1.56
$51,230
54,650
3.90
0.76
$62,970
40,750
4.88
0.95
$70,670
32,720
5.92
1.15
$61,360
30,780
4.33
0.84
$50,770


25-2023 Career/Technical Education Teachers, Middle School

 

Teach occupational, career and technical, or vocational subjects in public or private schools at the middle, intermediate, or junior high level, which falls between elementary and senior high school as defined by applicable laws and regulations. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).

 

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

 

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
14,600
3.9 %
$54,160
0.9 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $34,860 $42,150 $51,470 $65,000 $78,160
  

 

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
14,400
0.17
$53,970

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
14,400
0.17
$53,970

 

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
14,400
0.17
$53,970

 

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State
Employment (1)
Employment per thousand jobs
Location quotient (9)
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
1,410
0.17
1.47
$63,310
1,230
0.12
1.06
$51,660
1,150
0.31
2.67
$45,620
1,010
0.27
2.34
$57,090
920
0.53
4.57
$54,250

 

 

25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants

 

Assist department chairperson, faculty members, or other professional staff members in college or university by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as laboratory research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.

 

25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary

 

Teach or instruct vocational or occupational subjects at the postsecondary level (but at less than the baccalaureate) to students who have graduated or left high school. Include correspondence school instructors; industrial, commercial and government training instructors; and adult education teachers and instructors who prepare persons to operate industrial machinery and equipment and transportation and communications equipment. Teaching may take place in public or private schools whose primary business is education or in a school associated with an organization whose primary business is other than education.

 

 

 

 


25-3999 Teachers and Instructors, All Others

 

 

This OES occupation is a combination of data collected for the 2010 SOC occupations 25-2059 Special Education Teachers, All Other, 25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other and the 2000 SOC occupation 25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other.

 

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

 

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
710,230
1.2 %
$38,940
2.4 %

 

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile
10%
25%
50%
(Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage (2)
$17,740
$21,790
$29,820
$45,730
$70,090
  

 

 

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
494,820
5.80
$33,530
54,050
16.78
$39,990
40,590
1.43
$71,440
23,010
3.02
16,660
0.82
$70,260

 

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
54,050
16.78
$39,990
10,830
8.14
$39,920
5,280
6.44
$58,410
494,820
5.80
$33,530
23,010
3.02

 

 

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
30
0.01
$77,240
50
0.01
$71,980
40,590
1.43
$71,440
16,660
0.82
$70,260
40
$64,670

 

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State
Employment (1)
Employment per thousand jobs
Location quotient (9)
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
75,040
5.36
0.96
$48,410
63,410
11.47
2.05
$72,070
56,800
6.81
1.22
$39,020
53,720
5.32
0.95
$26,300
49,360
6.95
1.24
$31,680


25-9031 Instructional Coordiantors

 

 

Develop instructional material, coordinate educational content, and incorporate current technology in specialized fields that provide guidelines to educators and instructors for developing curricula and conducting courses. Includes educational consultants and specialists, and instructional material directors.

 

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

 

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
128,780
1.1 %
$29.46
$61,270
0.6 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile
10%
25%
50%
(Median)
75%
90%
Hourly Wage
$16.10
$21.12
$28.28
$36.52
$44.75
Annual Wage (2)
$33,490
$43,930
$58,830
$75,970
$93,080

 

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
54,720
0.64
$31.94
$66,430
17,060
0.60
$26.69
$55,520
8,230
6.18
$30.02
$62,450
6,910
0.91
$27.83
$57,880
6,590
0.29
$30.87
$64,210

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
8,230
6.18
$30.02
$62,450
3,140
3.82
$31.16
$64,810
2,770
1.79
$28.39
$59,060
2,170
1.69
$20.64
$42,930
4,200
1.30
$25.09
$52,190

 

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
2,450
0.12
$42.98
$89,400
$36.40
$75,710
140
0.01
$34.12
$70,960
130
0.03
$33.97
$70,650
240
0.01
$33.69
$70,070

 

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State
Employment (1)
Employment per thousand jobs
Location quotient (9)
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
17,900
1.28
1.26
$33.66
$70,010
10,890
1.08
1.07
$30.61
$63,680
9,790
1.17
1.16
$29.52
$61,390
6,990
0.98
0.97
$25.88
$53,830
5,670
1.15
1.14
$29.33
$61,000


 

25-9041 Teacher Assistants

 

 

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Excludes "Graduate Teaching Assistants" (25-1191).

 

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

 

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1)
Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,249,380
0.6 %
$24,880
0.6 %

 

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile
10%
25%
50%
(Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage (2)
$16,510
$18,770
$23,220
$29,400
$36,130
 

 

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

 

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
999,450
11.71
$25,120
104,810
13.17
$20,870
31,190
1.10
$28,750
20,240
1.67
$23,060
18,700
2.45
$29,250

 

 

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
104,810
13.17
$20,870
999,450
11.71
$25,120
12,020
9.03
$25,480
11,900
3.70
$26,240
5,430
2.94
$21,820

 

 

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry
Employment (1)
Percent of industry employment
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
3,640
0.16
$30,920
18,700
2.45
$29,250
170
0.08
$29,050
390
0.07
$28,790
31,190
1.10
$28,750

 

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

 

 

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State
Employment (1)
Employment per thousand jobs
Location quotient (9)
Hourly mean wage
Annual mean wage (2)
158,430
11.32
1.15
$30,160
122,420
14.67
1.49
$26,380
86,550
8.58
0.87
$21,140
48,800
8.90
0.91
$24,270
44,050
11.68
1.19
$25,260


 

 


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