Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Arizona

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Arizona are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education amongst Arizona metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Arizona

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,290
25th Percentile Wage
$20,350
50th Percentile Wage
$24,790
75th Percentile Wage
$33,250
90th Percentile Wage
$41,470

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $41,470. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,290.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.80
25th Percentile Wage
$9.77
50th Percentile Wage
$11.92
75th Percentile Wage
$15.99
90th Percentile Wage
$19.94

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Arizona in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.94. The median hourly salary is $11.92. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.80.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201624,7904.96%6.94%
201523,5604.20%-
201422,570-1.51%-
201322,910-0.70%-
201223,070--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Arizona Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Arizona cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Arizona ranges from $21,660 to $31,300. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Arizona is Lake Havasu City-Kingman with a median annual salary of $31,300. The second highest paying city/area in Arizona State is North Arizona nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $30,840). The lowest paying area is Yuma with a median annual salary of $21,660.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Lake Havasu City-Kingman
$31,300
North Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$30,840
Flagstaff
$30,260
Prescott
$28,160
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale
$24,670
Tucson
$24,120
Southeast Arizona nonmetropolitan area
$23,750
Yuma
$21,660


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