There are currently an estimated 154,400 kindergarten teachers in the United States. The kindergarten teacher job market is expected to grow by 8.0% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are kindergarten teachers?

CareerExplorer rates kindergarten teachers with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 17,600 kindergarten teachers. That number is based on 12,300 additional kindergarten teachers, and the retirement of 5,300 existing kindergarten teachers.

What’s the supply of kindergarten teachers?

The kindergarten teacher industry is concentrated in Texas, California, Florida

Kindergarten Teacher job market by state

State Name Employed Kindergarten Teachers
Texas 15,300
California 13,900
Florida 11,210
Washington 7,740
New York 6,770
Georgia 5,210
New Jersey 4,910
Illinois 4,690
Ohio 4,560
Virginia 4,230
Pennsylvania 4,170
Colorado 3,740
Tennessee 3,320
North Carolina 3,260
Minnesota 3,070
Massachusetts 3,070
Arizona 2,920
Maryland 2,630
Kentucky 2,540
South Carolina 2,360
Indiana 2,360
Oklahoma 2,180
Missouri 1,930
Louisiana 1,760
Wisconsin 1,700
Arkansas 1,650
Michigan 1,610
Connecticut 1,530
Nevada 1,500
Kansas 1,220
New Mexico 1,140
Oregon 1,120
Mississippi 1,110
West Virginia 1,030
Alaska 990
Maine 990
Nebraska 940
Iowa 870
South Dakota 630
Alabama 610
Rhode Island 560
Utah 540
North Dakota 470
Wyoming 450
Delaware 430
Montana 410
New Hampshire 380
Idaho 380
Vermont 350
Puerto Rico 140
District of Columbia 90
Guam 80