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2023 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Connecticut AverageNational Average
Preschool Teachers$45,840$41,410
Preschool Teachers – Special Education$74,070$76,420
Kindergarten Teachers$85,610$67,790
Elementary School Teachers$88,520$70,740
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers – Special Education$83,820$71,770
Middle School Teachers$85,770$71,460
Middle School Teachers – Special Education$84,620$73,630
High School Teachers$84,290$73,800
High School Teachers – Special Education$86,790$74,670
English as a Second Language Instructors$78,440$65,430
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Teacher Employment Predictions

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) 2022-2032 predictions:

Preschool Instructors
  • Employment expected to grow by 3% 
  • 56,300 job openings per year
  • source
Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
  • Employment expected to grow by 1%
  • 109,000 job openings per year
  • source
Middle School Teachers
  • Employment expected to grow by 1% 
  • 42,200 job openings per year
  • source
High School Teachers
  • Employment expected to grow by 1% 
  • 67,100 job openings per year
  • source
Special Education Teachers
  • Employment expected to remain the same
  • 33,500 job openings per year
  • source

Teacher Demand

According to a report by the US Department of Education, Connecticut has the following Teacher Shortage Areas:

  • Career and Technical Education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Library/Media Specialists
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Special Education
  • Psychologists
  • World Languages