Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education (25-2012)

Occupation description:  Teach elemental natural and social science, personal hygiene, music, art, and literature to kindergarten students. Promote physical, mental, and social development. May be required to hold State certification. Substitute teachers are included in Teachers and Instructors, All Other (25-3099). Excludes Special Education Teachers (25-2050).

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 363380 4.72 1113
United States 159,400168,900 5.9950 4,6605,610

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with moderate employment opportunities. Read more.


2015 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 54,51033,94041,700 51,64063,80079,960
Alaska 71,51050,38055,970 66,82086,060104,930
Fairbanks North Star Borough 80,42045,60056,160 78,650107,740121,360
Southeast Region 69,73052,29056,610 64,32085,39095,340
Balance of State 66,69051,39055,860 63,56077,34091,240

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
51847 9.149.3 37.6
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation51
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation11
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 32.0

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Bachelor’s degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Internship/Residency

Training Resources

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Indiginous Early Learning AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Early Childhood Lic
Early Childhood Education Bac

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Interior Alaska   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Early Childhood Education AAS

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Early Childhood Education AAS

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)