Data About Men Teachers

The percentage of men teachers - 2017
2017
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,225,000 6.3% 15.4% 4.3% 22.3%
Teacher Assistants 989,000 11.5% 14.6% 4.2% 17.3%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
712,000 2.3% 16.2% 3.4% 14.1%
Elementary &
Middle School
3,268,000 20.7% 10.1% 2.9% 10.1%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,039,000 41.5% 8.6% 2.8% 9.4%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.


The percentage of men teachers - 2016
2016
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,280,000 5.6% 17.1% 2.8% 20.9%
Teacher Assistants 950,000 9.7% 14.8% 3.4% 17.3%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
692,000 2.5% 12.5% 3.4% 13.3%
Elementary &
Middle School
3,186,000 21.5% 10.3% 2.4% 9.8%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,078,000 39.5% 8.0% 2.0% 7.9%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.


The percentage of men teachers - 2015
2015
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,206,000 5.1% 15.3% 3.3% 19.1%
Teacher Assistants 960,000 8.6% 13.8% 3.0% 18.7%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
695,000 3.2% 16.1% 3.4% 12.2%
Elementary &
Middle School
3,152,000 19.3% 10.8% 2.5% 8.5%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,144,000 40.8% 8.7% 2.5% 7.8%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.


The percentage of men teachers - 2014
2014
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,218,000 4.5% 15.9% 3.5% 21.6%
Teacher Assistants 904,000 9.7% 14.4% 3.0% 17.1%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
664,000 2.8% 15.8% 3.4% 13.9%
Elementary &
Middle School
3,102,000 19.1% 10.2% 2.5% 8.7%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,099,000 43% 10.0% 2.2% 7.6%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2013
2013
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,233,000 5.2% 13.2% 3.4% 22.4%
Teacher Assistants 918,000 10.8% 14.5% 3.7% 16.6%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
695,000 2.2% 12.1% 4.5% 12.9%
Elementary &
Middle School
3,038,000 19% 9.4% 2.0% 9.8%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,063,000 43.3% 6.6% 2.8% 7.1%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2012
2012
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,314,000 5.9% 15.3% 3.3% 20.3%
Teacher Assistants 898,000 8.9% 14.5% 2.7% 15.7%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
678,000 1.9% 11.8% 4.2% 12.0%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,838,000 18.6% 9.8% 2.1% 10.3%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,127,000 42.7% 6.0% 3.1% 7.6%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2011
2011
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,231,000 5.5% 15.0% 3.4% 18.1%
Teacher Assistants 950,000 7.8% 14.3% 2.6% 14.9%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
707,000 2.3% 14.5% 2.8% 12.7%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,848,000 18.3% 9.8% 1.6% 8.0%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,136,000 42.0% 7.4% 2.1% 6.9%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2010
2010
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,247,000 5.3% 16.0% 3.4% 19.1%
Teacher Assistants 966,000 7.6% 12.7% 2.9% 15.1%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
712,000 3.0% 13.4% 2.7% 9.6%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,813,000 18.2% 9.3% 2.4% 7.3%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,221,000 43.0% 8.0% 1.6% 6.7%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2009
2009
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,292,000 5% 16.8% 2.7% 18.4%
Teacher Assistants 1,006,000 8.5% 14.5% 2.4% 14.7%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
691,000 2.2% 14.2% 2.6% 10.3%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,862,000 18.1% 9.3% 2.4% 7.1%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,212,000 45.1% 7.8% 2.1% 6.6%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2008
2008
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,314,000 4.4% 17.4% 2.7% 20.0%
Teacher Assistants 1,020,000 8.3% 13.9% 2.8% 15.0%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
685,000 2.4% 11.7% 3.5% 9.8%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,958,000 18.8% 9.9% 2.2% 6.8%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,210,000 44% 7.2% 1.8% 6.5%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2007
2007
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,341,000 5.4% 16.0% 2.7% 16.8%
Teacher Assistants 974,000 8.5% 12.8% 2.2% 15.8%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
667,000 2.7% 14.3% 3.0% 10.4%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,943,000 19.1% 10.3% 1.6% 6.9%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,158,000 43.1% 7.1% 1.4% 7.0%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2006
2006
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,401,000 5.8% 17.0% 2.8% 17.3%
Teacher Assistants 942,000 7.7% 14.9% 2.3% 14.1%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
690,000 2.3% 13.9% 2.5% 10.5%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,701,000 17.8% 9.7% 1.7% 6.5%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,098,000 44.0% 7.3% 1.9% 6.5%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2005
2005
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,329,000 5.2% 15.5% 2.5% 18.1%
Teacher Assistants 947,000 9.1% 14.1% 1.8% 14.0%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
719,000 2.3% 14.7% 3.0% 10.4%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,616,000 17.8% 9.6% 2.4% 5.9%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,136,000 43.2% 7.3% 1.1% 5.2%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2004
2004
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,332,000 5.5% 17.8% 2.1% 16.5%
Teacher Assistants 920,000 8.4% 14.6% 1.8% 14.3%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
656,000 1.9% 15.2% 2.5% 8.2%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,580,000 18.7% 9.5% 1.7% 6.4%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,151,000 44.7% 6.6% 1.5% 5.2%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2003
2003
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,284,000 4.9% 15.1% 2.4% 17.2%
Teacher Assistants 932,000 8.4% 14.8% 2.0% 15.2%
Preschool &
Kindergarten
665,000 2.2% 13.9% 2.3% 8.4%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,557,000 18.3% 10.4% 1.9% 5.9%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,124,000 44.8% 8.5% 1.7% 6.1%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2002
2002
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 1,091,000 5.6% 19.0% Not Available 13.3%
Family Child Care 465,000 1.0% 15.6% Not Available 16.6%
Teacher Assistants Not Available N.A. Not Available Not Available Not Available
Preschool &
Kindergarten
647,000 2.3% 14.7% Not Available 7.8%
Elementary &
Middle School
2,341,000 17.0% 11.0% Not Available 6.4%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,289,000 41.9% 7.0% Not Available 5.1%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2001
2001
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 239,000 3.0% 8.1% Not Available 18.8%
Family Child Care 455,000 1.3% 15.3% Not Available 14.6%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 499,000 5.3% 20.4% Not Available 10.7%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
651,000 2.2% 15.0% Not Available 10.3%
Elementary 2,216,000 21.5% 10.6% Not Available 5.4%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,304,000 41.5% 6.9% Not Available 3.9%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 2000
2000
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 275,000 2.5% 11.6% Not Available 19.9%
Family Child Care 457,000 2.3% 14.8% Not Available 13.3%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 480,000 4.8% 17.4% Not Available 10.6%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
626,000 1.5% 13.3% Not Available 8.0%
Elementary 2,177,000 16.7% 11.3% Not Available 5.6%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,319,000 42.1% 8.9% Not Available 4.2%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.


The percentage of men teachers - 1999
1999
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 295,000 2.6% 10.2% Not Available 21.5%
Family Child Care 469,000 2.0% 13.9% Not Available 15.5%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 509,000 4.7% 20.3% Not Available 10.8%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
600,000 1.6% 13.4% Not Available 8.2%
Elementary 2,072,000 16.2% 10.3% Not Available 5.1%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,342,000 42.5% 7.9% Not Available 5.0%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.


The percentage of men teachers - 1998
1998
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 278,000 3.5% 9.4% Not Available 19.5%
Family Child Care 486,000 2.9% 11.2% Not Available 10.7%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 453,000 4.1% 16.0% Not Available 11.8%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
586,000 2.2% 14.4% Not Available 8.0%
Elementary 1,951,000 16.0% 10.5% Not Available 5.6%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,225,000 43.1% 8.9% Not Available 4.2%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.

The percentage of men teachers - 1997
1997
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 260,000 3.2% 11.8% Not Available 17.4%
Family Child Care 513,000 1.8% 11.0% Not Available 11.2%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 432,000 4.4% 17.2% Not Available 10.8%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
574,000 2.2% 13.2% Not Available 9.7%
Elementary 1,872,000 16.1% 10.9% Not Available 5.4%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,173,000 41.6% 8.3% Not Available 4.0%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 1996
1996
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 276,000 2.1% 13.1% Not Available 15.2%
Family Child Care 479,000 1.5% 8.8% Not Available 10.2%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 387,000 4.6% 15.3% Not Available 10.3%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
387,000 4.6% 15.3% Not Available 10.3%
Elementary 1,846,000 16.7% 9.9% Not Available 4.8%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,228,000 40.1% 7.9% Not Available 5.0%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.
The percentage of men teachers - 1995
1995
BLS Current
Population
Survey

Total
Employed
Men African
American
(men & women)
Asian
(men & women)
Latino
(men & women)
Child Care 312,000 3.2% 9.6% Not Available 19.3%
Family Child Care 486,000 2.1% 10.1% Not Available 8.6%
Early Childhood Teacher Assistants 396,000 4.2% 16.5% Not Available 10.8%
Prekindergarten
& Kindergarten
498,000 1.8% 13.9% Not Available 6.9%
Elementary 1,738,000 15.9% 10.1% Not Available 4.3%
Secondary School
Teachers
1,232,000 43.0% 7.5% Not Available 4.1%
Go to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics website to see source data.



Data about male teachers by State

The National Education Association (NEA) report Rankings of the States 2017 and Estimates of School Statistics 2018, indicates that, in 2017, nearly one-fourth of the teachers in U.S. public schools were men.

Males comprised 23.7 percent of U.S. public school teachers in 2013. States with the largest percentage of male faculty were:

Kansas (33.1%), Oregon (30.7%), and Vermont (30.2%).

States with the lowest percentage of male faculty were:

Virginia (17.3%), Mississippi (18.3%), Louisiana (18.4%), South Carolina (18.8%), and Georgia (20.0%).

The median was 24.2 percent (Table C-8).

World Data about male teachers