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Kindergarten Teachers in North Carolina

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Kindergarten Teachers in North Carolina

Is North Carolina a good place for you to work as a Kindergarten Teacher?

8.1% Jobs Projection
$45,810 Median Salary
370 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in North Carolina are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Kindergarten Teachers in North Carolina is growing faster than average.

  • Kindergarten Teachers in North Carolina earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in North Carolina?

There were approximately 3,320 workers employed as Kindergarten Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 3,260 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 60 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in NC Employment Trend

The typical state has 1,500 Kindergarten Teachers working in it, which means North Carolina has more Kindergarten Teachers than average.

Kindergarten Teachers in NC vs. the Average State

Job Projections for North Carolina

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 8.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. NC

North Carolina Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 370 annual job openings, and 3,730 total jobs in 2026 for Kindergarten Teachers in this state.

Nationwide, the prediction is 16,700 annual jobs and 166,700 total jobs in 2026.

What do Kindergarten Teachers Make in North Carolina?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $33,820 to $61,770 with $45,810 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in North Carolina is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: NC vs. National Average

Top North Carolina 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
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 840 $47,580
Raleigh, NC 630 $50,430
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 620 $64,600
Fayetteville, NC 320 $41,190
Winston-Salem, NC 290 $47,090
Greensboro-High Point, NC 210 $47,690
Asheville, NC 180 $49,450
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 170 $41,770
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC 130 $68,170
Wilmington, NC 40 $49,700
New Bern, NC 40 $45,180
Rocky Mount, NC 30 $36,530
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 30 $40,300

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Kindergarten Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Texas 15,050 $55,930
California 11,580 $67,670
Florida 10,680 $49,680
Washington 7,870 $63,350
New York 6,120 $73,430
New Jersey 5,120 $63,640
Georgia 4,720 $53,730
Illinois 4,630 $54,270
Virginia 4,010 $60,540
Colorado 3,630 $47,750
Tennessee 3,460 $48,410
Minnesota 3,440 $58,140
Pennsylvania 3,350 $60,220
North Carolina 3,320 $45,810
Arizona 3,040 $43,520
Massachusetts 3,020 $72,990
Ohio 2,890 $58,500
Maryland 2,610 $64,460
Kentucky 2,500 $54,630
South Carolina 2,120 $51,480

Below are the states where Kindergarten Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Connecticut $77,420
New York $73,430
Massachusetts $72,990
Oregon $71,500
Rhode Island $68,750
California $67,670
Maryland $64,460
New Jersey $63,640
Washington $63,350
Alaska $62,140

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