School of Education

Career Potential

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean annual wage for kindergarten and elementary school teachers is $60,660; for middle school teachers is $60,810; for high school teachers is $62,870; and for postsecondary teachers is $80,560.

Among 2019-2020 Hofstra graduates who majored in education, 94% of survey respondents reported that within one year of graduation they were employed and/or attending or planning to attend graduate school. Among those Hofstra graduates who majored in education and who reported salary, the median annual self-reported salary was $43,000.

Alumni outcomes data is based on the results of Hofstra’s annual Alumni Outcomes Survey and other reliable sources. Of the 1,508 undergraduate students who graduated between August 2019-May 2020, data was collected via surveys and other reliable sources resulting in knowledge about the outcomes for 69% of the 2019-2020 undergraduate alumni. Salary data is self-reported voluntarily by students and are based upon a 47% response rate for full-time employed undergraduate survey respondents. Salary figures only include annual base salary. They do not include bonus, commission, or any other guaranteed compensation.

See the alumni outcome reports in their entirety.