Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool and childcare center education administrators in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators among California 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,590
25th Percentile Wage
$42,530
50th Percentile Wage
$49,720
75th Percentile Wage
$63,750
90th Percentile Wage
$84,740

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $84,740. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $49,720. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,590.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$49,720
2.15% -0.93%
2016
$48,650
-5.98% -
2015
$51,560
0.21% -
2014
$51,450
-3.28% -
2013
$53,140
5.57% -
2012
$50,180
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in state of California ranges from $34,330 to $95,350. The highest paying area for preschool and childcare center education administrators in California is Merced with a median annual salary of $95,350. The second highest paying city/area in California State is Fresno (mean annual salary $66,040). The lowest paying area is Chico with a median annual salary of $34,330.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Merced
$95,350
Fresno
$66,040
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$61,790
Salinas
$59,860
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$58,540
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$57,220
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$54,320
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$54,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$50,930
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$50,700
Vallejo-Fairfield
$50,220
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$48,930
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$48,310
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$48,220
Modesto
$47,310
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$47,280
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$47,250
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$47,090
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$46,870
Napa
$46,070
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$44,670
Bakersfield-Delano
$43,400
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$43,210
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$42,600
Visalia-Porterville
$39,210
Stockton
$38,100
Yuba City
$35,310
Chico
$34,330




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