Elementary & middle school teachers

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
3.4M
Average Age
42.9
Average Salary
$51,283
Average Male Salary
$56,406
Average Female Salary
$49,957

About

Elementary & middle school teachers are most often employed by the N/A industry. The average yearly wage for Elementary & middle school teachers was $51,283 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Elementary & middle school teachers by wage are Loan interviewers & clerks, Riggers, and Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers.

Elementary & middle school teachers are part of the N/A, along with General & operations managers, Chief executives & legislators, Advertising & promotions managers, Marketing managers, Sales managers, and 524 more.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Elementary & middle school teachers are Forsyth County PUMA, GA, Fort Bend County (West & South) PUMA, TX, and Fort Worth (Northwest) & Saginaw Cities PUMA, TX. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Elementary & middle school teachers are Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY, Carr 2 (Sur) PUMA, PR, and Edinburg City PUMA, TX.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Elementary & middle school teachers and on wages and locations for those in the field. N/A is the industry that employs the most Elementary & middle school teachers, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Elementary & middle school teachers, by average wage, is N/A. Elementary & middle school teachers are paid most in Murray Hill, Gramercy & Stuyvesant Town PUMA, NY but are relatively concentrated in Hempstead Town (East Central) PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,283
AVERAGE SALARY
± $389

In N/A, Elementary & middle school teachers earned an average of $51,283, $4,671 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Loan interviewers & clerks make somewhat more than Elementary & middle school teachers while Riggers make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Elementary & middle school teachers as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.284
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Elementary & middle school teachers had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.284, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Elementary & middle school teachers (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Elementary & middle school teachers

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Industries

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Elementary & middle school teachers, by average wage, are N/A.

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Industries by Share

N/A
N/A Workforce
± N/A

This graphic shows the share of Elementary & middle school teachers employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Elementary & middle school teachers at  99.2%, followed by Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 0.132% and Religious organizations with 0.126%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Elementary & middle school teachers in the US. The average age of male Elementary & middle school teachers in the workforce is 43.1 and of female Elementary & middle school teachers is 42.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Elementary & middle school teachers is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

699k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 20,472
2.7M
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 39,961

79.4% of Elementary & middle school teachers are Female, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex breakdown of Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Elementary & middle school teachers
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)
  3. White (Hispanic)

75.2% of Elementary & middle school teachers are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.37% of Elementary & middle school teachers, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Elementary & middle school teachers.

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Age by Sex

43.1
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 0.37
42.9
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 0.183

The median age of Elementary & middle school teachers is 42.9, and Male employees are generally 0.217 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Elementary & middle school teachers from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Elementary & middle school teachers is N/A but a relatively high number of Elementary & middle school teachers hold a major in Education.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.
MOST COMMON MAJORS
  1. N/A
  2. N/A
  3. N/A
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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Elementary & middle school teachers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Elementary & middle school teachers need many skills, but most especially Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Elementary & middle school teachers need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Social Perceptiveness.

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