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Kindergarten Teachers in Texas

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20.6% Jobs Projection
$55,930 Median Salary
2,020 Job Openings

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

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

  • Kindergarten Teachers in Texas earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Kindergarten Teachers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 15,050 workers employed as Kindergarten Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 15,300 Kindergarten Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 250 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Kindergarten Teachers in TX Employment Trend

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

Kindergarten Teachers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Kindergarten Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 20.6% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.0%.

Job Projections for Kindergarten Teachers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 2,020 annual job openings, and 19,190 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Kindergarten Teachers ranged from $35,840 to $72,540 with $55,930 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Texas is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Kindergarten Teachers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 4,690 $56,490
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,680 $57,840
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 1,220 $56,860
Austin-Round Rock, TX 1,170 $56,550
Laredo, TX 390 $69,030
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 320 $51,230
El Paso, TX 310 $72,490
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 270 $51,540
Corpus Christi, TX 260 $66,250
Killeen-Temple, TX 170 $45,640
Odessa, TX 170 $50,230
Waco, TX 140 $49,720
College Station-Bryan, TX 110 $47,030
Abilene, TX 100 $46,970
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX 90 $47,850
Longview, TX 70 $43,760
Lubbock, TX 60 $40,650
San Angelo, TX 60 $45,590
Victoria, TX 60 $47,190
Tyler, TX 50 $47,210
Wichita Falls, TX 50 $44,650
Sherman-Denison, TX 40 $49,320

Top States for Kindergarten Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states 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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Occupation TX Employment Total
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