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Overview
Teach or instruct courses other than those that normally lead to an occupational objective or degree. Courses may include self-improvement, nonvocational, and nonacademic subjects. Teaching may or may not take place in a traditional educational institution. Excludes “Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors” (39-9031). Flight instructors are included with “Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers” (53-2010).
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for self-enrichment education teachers are expected to grow by 16%, and should have about 48,500 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Self-enrichment education teachers are less likely to be automated than 73% of other careers.
Workforce size
Self-enrichment education teachers, with 354,200 workers, form a larger workforce than 88% of careers.
Education
About 54% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) have at least a bachelor's degree.
Education attained by teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More teachers and instructors (specialized areas) have bachelor's degrees than 72% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for 68% of all other jobs is higher than the middle salary for self-enrichment education teachers. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most self-enrichment education teachers.
This job's median $39KAll jobs' median $39K$39K$38K20142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 53% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) -- that's a larger percentage than 67% of other jobs.
Gender of teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For teachers and instructors (specialized areas), the median men's salary was 34% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 22% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) are minority, and 11% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (11%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Self-Enrichment Education Teachers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 50% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas), and 56% have company-sponsored health insurance (21% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 61% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of self-enrichment education teachers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (45%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do teachers and instructors (specialized areas) earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group teachers and instructors (specialized areas), which combines the data for 3 careers, including self-enrichment education teachers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for self-enrichment education teachers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for self-enrichment education teachers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for self-enrichment education teachers (BLS Salary Data)
$39K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
$39K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all teachers and instructors (specialized areas), and then we show how the median (middle) salary for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) (ACS Salary Data)
$43K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
$43K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120K
Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where self-enrichment education teachers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Teachers and instructors (specialized areas) (ACS)
Private for-profit (47.3%)
Private not-for-profit (16.0%)
Local government (6.4%)
State government (6.8%)
Federal government (11.4%)
Self-employed incorporated (4.2%)
Self-employed not incorporated (7.9%)
Working without pay (0.1%)
Distribution: Salaries of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of teachers and instructors (specialized areas), which combines the 3 specialties for this career.
$43K$44K$46K$57K$42K$36K$31K$41K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000$100,000$120,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of self-enrichment education teachers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty self-enrichment education teachers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
$39K$43K$38K$48K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000State governmentLocal governmentPrivateAll
Age and career advancement
Salary growth for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

$53K$19K$48K$50K$35K$53K$42K$54K$52K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KSalary distribution20-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-64
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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas) and gender

With 53% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 67% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
Men (47%)
Women (53%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median (middle) salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%, and the difference for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) tops that, with the median salary for men 34% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

$38K$51K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K$120KWomenMen
Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Teachers and instructors (specialized areas) have one of the higher percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job even higher than that for 84% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of teachers and instructors (specialized areas)

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. The percentage of minority teachers and instructors (specialized areas) falls in about the middle of all careers' percentages. There is a smaller percentage of foreign-born workers in this career than in most other careers.

Race/origin of teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
White (76% )
Black (13% )
Asian (4% )
Multiracial (3% )
Other (3% )
American Indian (1% )
Hispanic (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
22%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
11%0%20%40%60%80%100%
Distribution: Salaries for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

$35K$36K$38K$41K$41K$42K$43K$44K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KHispanicOtherAmerican IndianBlackAsianPacific IslanderMultiracialWhite
Distribution: Salaries for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) by nativity
$41K$43K$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100KAll foreign-bornAll native citizens

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by self-enrichment education teachers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), self-enrichment education teachers typically hold a high school diploma or equivalent.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as teachers and instructors (specialized areas) as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for teachers and instructors (specialized areas).

Education attained by teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)? Below we see the distribution of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as teachers and instructors (specialized areas), and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$25K$33K$41K$43K$43K$55K$53K$62K$0$50K$100K$150KNone (2%)High School (12%)Some College (23%)Associate's Degree (9%)Bachelor's Degree (34%)Master's Degree (17%)Professional Deg/Doct (2%)Doctorate (2%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by teachers and instructors (specialized areas)

This table shows the college majors held by people working as teachers and instructors (specialized areas). Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Teachers and instructors (specialized areas) with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
6.8%
$0$200K$51K
5.1%
$0$200K$53K
4.3%
$0$200K$51K
3.8%
$0$200K$50K
3.4%
$0$200K$63K
2.8%
$0$200K$56K
2.6%
$0$200K$60K
2.4%
$0$200K$63K
1.9%
$0$200K$54K
1.8%
$0$200K$55K
1.7%
$0$200K$70K
1.4%
$0$200K$73K
1.4%
$0$200K$60K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as teachers and instructors (specialized areas), and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by teachers and instructors (specialized areas) given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
Elementary and middle school teachersSecondary school teachersEducation administratorsSpecial Education TeachersPreschool and kindergarten teachersPostsecondary teachersManagers (specialized areas)CounselorsTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Secretaries and administrative assistantsSocial workersPsychologistsLawyers, judges, and magistratesPhysicians and surgeonsHuman resources workersAccountants and auditorsFirst-line supervisors of retail sales workersFinancial managersWholesale and manufacturing sales representativesChief executives and legislatorsFirst-line supervisors of non-retail sales workersMarketing and sales managersMusicians, singers, and related workersClergyTeacher assistantsRetail salespersonsEditorsWriters and authorsCustomer service representativesManagement analystsDentistsRegistered nursesPhysical scientists (specialized areas)Epidemiologists and Medical/Life ScientistsClinical laboratory technologists and techniciansPharmacistsGeneral EducationPsychologyBusiness Management andAdministrationMusicElementary EducationGeneral BusinessEnglish Language andLiteratureCommunicationsHistoryBiologyAll other degrees
Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)

What jobs will most teachers and instructors (specialized areas) hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)Elementary and middle school teachersPostsecondary teachersSecondary school teachersTeacher assistantsEducation administratorsTraining and development specialistsRecreation and fitness workersCounselorsManagers (specialized areas)Registered nursesChildcare workers
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 8 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as teachers and instructors (specialized areas) as well as 1% of respondents after working as teachers and instructors (specialized areas). Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Postsecondary teachers
172,500
$0$200K$62K
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
Teacher assistants
148,000
$0$200K$21K
Recreation and fitness workers
131,400
$0$200K$30K
Secondary school teachers
85,500
$0$200K$53K
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
Education administrators
45,800
$0$200K$68K
Training and development specialists
31,800
$0$200K$56K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for teachers and instructors (specialized areas): full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as teachers and instructors (specialized areas)? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of teachers and instructors (specialized areas) surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Postsecondary teachers
172,500
$0$200K$62K
3.9%
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
4.8%
Teacher assistants
148,000
$0$200K$21K
1.8%
Recreation and fitness workers
131,400
$0$200K$30K
1.2%
Secondary school teachers
85,500
$0$200K$53K
2.6%
Managers (specialized areas)
84,000
$0$200K$72K
1.5%
Preschool and kindergarten teachers
70,500
$0$200K$25K
1.4%
Teachers and instructors (specialized areas)
55,600
$0$200K$43K
34.1%
Athletes, coaches, umpires, and related workers
48,300
$0$200K$42K
1.0%
Education administrators
45,800
$0$200K$68K
1.3%
Training and development specialists
31,800
$0$200K$56K
1.7%
No occupation
13.9%
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for self-enrichment education teachers
Choose actual dollars or inflation-adjusted dollars to view
Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) for 68% of all other jobs were higher than the median (middle) salary for self-enrichment education teachers. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

This job's median $39KAll jobs' median $39K$41K$38K200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015201620172018$0$20K$40K$60K$80K$100K
Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for self-enrichment education teachers are anticipated to grow by 16% over the next decade; only 10% of jobs are predicted to grow more.

The projected employment for self-enrichment education teachers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most self-enrichment education teachers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as self-enrichment education teachers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all teachers and instructors (specialized areas), comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

Choose the metric to review
Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Number of Self-Enrichment Education Teachers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
Select a state to see local area details
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where self-enrichment education teachers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for teachers and instructors (specialized areas) compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for teachers and instructors (specialized areas).

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all teachers and instructors (specialized areas), which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Self-Enrichment Education Teachers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which self-enrichment education teachers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
Select a state to see local area details
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Compare to similar jobs

If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Teachers and instructors (specialized areas) (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

  • Interests: Also known as a Holland Code - Are you a thinker? A helper? What fits your personality?
  • Environment: Are there hazards? Will you be comfortable? Will it be stressful?
  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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