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   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  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.


2017 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 57,11034,84043,240 54,23068,24083,920
Alaska 73,34047,30056,950 70,16088,000109,060
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 56,53026,83030,220 44,33056,090121,800
Fairbanks North Star Borough 83,37047,68058,200 80,810111,500126,070
Southeast Region 58,14046,94053,470 58,22062,97069,760
Balance of State 70,06052,03058,520 69,63081,22095,400

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
49546 9.348.8 35.6
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation49
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation16
UI claimants previously working in occupation16
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 32
Number of job position postings 2
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 16.0

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: None

Training Resources

 Degree
Ilisagvik College   (Barrow)
Indiginous Early Learning AA

 Degree
University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Early Childhood BA
Early Childhood PBCT
Early Childhood Development AAS
Early Childhood Development CT1
Early Childhood Special Education MED

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Bristol Bay   (Dillingham)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Chukchi   (Kotzebue)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Kuskokwim   (Bethel)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Northwest   (Nome)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Fairbanks, Rural College   (Fairbanks)
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education CT2

 Degree
University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau   (Juneau)
Early Childhood BA
Early Childhood Education AAS
Early Childhood Education BA
Early Childhood Education CT2
Early Childhood Education TC

Alaska Economic Trends articles

Alaska’s Teachers (July 2010)

Teachers (February 2003)