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Average and median age of public school teachers and percentage distribution of teachers by age category, sex, and state: 2017–18

          Age category   Sex
State Average age of teachers   Median age of teachers   Less than 30 years   30‐49 years   50‐54 years   55 years or more   Male   Female  
United States 42.4   41.4   15.0   56.9   11.6   16.5   23.5   76.5  
                                 
Alabama 43.4   42.8   11.4   59.9   14.4   14.3   20.2   79.8  
Alaska 44.6   44.7   12.7   49.7   13.6   24.0   22.4   77.6  
Arizona 42.3   41.1   19.7   49.3   10.8   20.2   22.9   77.1  
Arkansas 42.3   41.5   16.6   54.7   11.1   17.6   21.1   78.9  
California 44.6   44.2   10.2   55.5   14.4   20.0   26.5   73.5  
                                 
Colorado 40.6   39.7   16.6   61.9   11.5   10.0   21.3   78.7  
Connecticut 43.6   43.7   13.6   56.2   10.4   19.7   24.5   75.5  
Delaware 40.8   39.8   15.3   63.0   10.0   11.8   23.2   76.8  
District of Columbia                
Florida 43.5   42.7   13.0   56.0   11.4   19.5   21.3   78.7  
                                 
Georgia 42.4   42.1   15.2   57.8   12.4   14.6   18.9   81.1  
Hawaii 42.7   41.6   15.7   54.1   11.8   18.3   27.4   72.6  
Idaho 44.3   44.5   12.3   53.2   11.2   23.3   23.5   76.5  
Illinois 40.9   39.9   17.6   59.5   10.3   12.6   22.8   77.2  
Indiana 42.0   40.3   15.6   53.6   13.0   17.8   28.4   71.6  
                                 
Iowa 41.0   39.4   18.8   55.9   10.7   14.5   22.8   77.2  
Kansas 42.2   41.3   18.0   50.1   12.8   19.1   24.3   75.7  
Kentucky 39.5   39.0   20.8   62.7   8.5   8.0   20.0   80.0  
Louisiana 42.3   41.3   19.8   50.4   11.9   17.9   21.4   78.6  
Maine 45.0   44.8   9.4   52.4   13.6   24.6   23.3   76.7  
                                 
Maryland                
Massachusetts 42.5   41.4   16.6   54.0   10.3   19.0   27.4   72.6  
Michigan 42.4   42.0   12.0   63.1   12.7   12.2   24.2   75.8  
Minnesota 42.5   41.9   14.4   54.3   14.5   16.8   26.6   73.4  
Mississippi 41.7   40.0   15.3   60.7   6.4   17.6   18.1   81.9  
                                 
Missouri 40.8   38.8   15.9   61.5   9.4   13.2   21.3   78.7  
Montana 42.2   40.4   18.4   53.1   7.6   20.9   20.1   79.9  
Nebraska 41.3   39.7   19.4   53.3   12.6   14.7   25.8   74.2  
Nevada 44.8   44.5   9.5   54.7   15.9   19.9   22.2   77.8  
New Hampshire 44.5   43.9   12.0   50.9   13.5   23.7   21.8   78.2  
                                 
New Jersey 42.8   41.8   14.8   54.7   10.7   19.8   22.0   78.0  
New Mexico 46.0   45.6   6.7   54.0   14.8   24.5   24.4   75.6  
New York 42.5   41.5   11.8   62.1   11.5   14.6   22.8   77.2  
North Carolina 40.7   39.2   19.7   55.5   10.4   14.4   19.8   80.2  
North Dakota 42.7   41.9   18.2   49.9   11.2   20.8   24.0   76.0  
                                 
Ohio 42.0   41.1   15.5   58.6   11.9   14.0   24.8   75.2  
Oklahoma 43.4   43.2   15.4   53.8   9.2   21.5   21.7   78.3  
Oregon 42.9   41.7   10.5   61.8   12.9   14.8   27.7   72.3  
Pennsylvania 41.8   40.6   11.6   64.5   11.2   12.7   27.1   72.9  
Rhode Island 45.3   44.6   8.5   55.0   12.9   23.6   23.8   76.2  
                                 
South Carolina 40.2   38.9   23.1   52.6   11.0   13.3   17.1   82.9  
South Dakota 42.1   39.8   15.9   53.6   11.9   18.6   22.1   77.9  
Tennessee 41.7   40.4   16.2   58.1   10.1   15.6   23.0   77.0  
Texas 41.5   40.2   17.0   57.4   11.0   14.5   24.8   75.2  
Utah 42.6   41.0   17.9   53.6   8.9   19.7   23.1   76.9  
                                 
Vermont 43.5   42.3   14.6   51.0   12.6   21.8   21.5   78.5  
Virginia 43.2   43.3   15.3   54.0   10.5   20.3   26.0   74.0  
Washington 43.5   42.6   14.9   51.7   13.2   20.1   25.5   74.5  
West Virginia 43.4   41.8   11.9   56.7   11.9   19.5   23.9   76.1  
Wisconsin 41.7   41.2   17.5   56.1   12.0   14.4   23.3   76.7  
Wyoming 42.3   40.9   12.3   60.1   13.0   14.7   31.8   68.2  
‡ Reporting standards not met. The response rate is below 50 percent.
NOTE: Teachers include both full-time and part-time teachers. Detail may not sum to totals because of rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, National Teacher and Principal Survey (NTPS), "Public School Teacher Data File," 2017–18.