Kindergarten Teachers in California
Want to work in California as a Kindergarten Teacher? Read this first!
You’re in luck! Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Kindergarten Teachers in California is growing faster than average.
Kindergarten Teachers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in California?
In 2018, there were 11,580 Kindergarten Teachers working in the state.
There were 13,900 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 2,320 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means California has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS estimates 1,820 annual job openings, and a total of 18,100 jobs for California Kindergarten Teachers in 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.
What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $40,080 to $100,220 with $67,670 being the median annual salary.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Kindergarten Teachers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Kindergarten Teachers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||3,540||$69,400|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,630||$57,160|
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA||1,160||$71,370|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||780||$65,500|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||490||$63,330|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||230||$84,220|
|Santa Rosa, CA||200||$70,570|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||180||$48,290|
Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment
The table below shows the states where most Kindergarten Teachers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
Related Careers in CA
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|Occupation||CA Employment Total|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||52,950|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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