There are currently an estimated 1,018,700 high school teachers in the United States. The high school teacher job market is expected to grow by 7.5% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are high school teachers?

CareerExplorer rates high school teachers with a B- employability rating, meaning this career should provide good employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 80,500 high school teachers. That number is based on 76,800 additional high school teachers, and the retirement of 3,700 existing high school teachers.

What’s the supply of high school teachers?

The high school teacher industry is concentrated in Texas, California, New York

High School Teacher job market by state

State Name Employed High School Teachers
Texas 113,120
California 107,680
New York 70,630
Ohio 50,510
Pennsylvania 47,140
Florida 46,920
Illinois 42,820
New Jersey 29,510
Missouri 27,550
Georgia 27,070
Virginia 27,030
Massachusetts 26,340
North Carolina 24,170
Michigan 22,080
Minnesota 20,720
Maryland 19,830
Indiana 19,730
Wisconsin 19,330
Tennessee 18,850
Arizona 16,910
Colorado 16,750
Alabama 15,610
South Carolina 15,580
Connecticut 14,870
Washington 14,380
Louisiana 14,060
Iowa 13,030
Kentucky 12,250
Kansas 11,540
Oklahoma 11,510
Arkansas 10,680
Oregon 10,290
Mississippi 8,800
Utah 8,740
Puerto Rico 8,600
Nebraska 7,900
New Mexico 6,620
Nevada 5,780
Maine 5,740
New Hampshire 5,360
Idaho 4,850
West Virginia 4,250
Rhode Island 4,140
Hawaii 4,030
Montana 3,690
South Dakota 3,580
District of Columbia 3,290
Delaware 2,940
North Dakota 2,780
Alaska 2,250
Vermont 2,120
Wyoming 1,860
Guam 620
Virgin Islands 540