Teaching Force is Still White and Female

But there are signs that the nation’s teaching force is gradually growing more diverse. The survey used a nationally representative sample of 40,000 teachers. The results were the average teacher is:

  • White
  • Female
  • Age 42
  • Has 14 years experience
  • Makes $55,100 salary
  • And works 53 hours a week

Other results indicate:

  • The teaching force is growing and becoming more female.
  • Hispanic teacher population is growing
  • Charter teachers have less experience than traditional educators.
  • Enrollment in charters has increased more rapidly over the last 10 years.
  • Traditional teachers are more likely to have a master’s degree.
  • Traditional teachers have 14 years experience as opposed to charter teacher’s 10.