Kindergarten Teachers
(Except Special Education)

risk level
Based on 121 votes
by year 2031
or $29.08 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

6% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some very important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Negotiation

User poll

27% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 6% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Moderate growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education' job openings is expected to rise 4.3% by 2031

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education' was $60,490, or $29 per hour

'Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education' were paid 30.6% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Greater range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 119,250 people employed as 'Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education' within the United States.

This represents around 0.08% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as 'Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education'.

Job description

Teach academic and social skills to kindergarten students.

SOC Code: 25-2012.00


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Salvador (No chance) says
An Early Years Educator teaches the essence of what is to be a moral human being by imitation of quality of care: empathy, emotional self-regulation, conflict resolution, tact, respect, gesture, etc...
Aug 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM
Yasin (Low) says
Elementary teachers has to have human emotions
Jul 02, 2019 at 12:50 AM
Sarah (No chance) says
Kindergarden teachers would never be replaced by robots because these teachers are there to teach children how to read, write and do math.
Jun 25, 2019 at 10:29 PM

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