Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of preschool and childcare center education administrators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,190
25th Percentile Wage
$46,270
50th Percentile Wage
$54,320
75th Percentile Wage
$62,160
90th Percentile Wage
$71,930

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,930. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $54,320. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $42,190.

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
$54,320
5.63% 29.03%
2016
$51,260
0.84% -
2015
$50,830
15.36% -
2014
$43,020
-2.25% -
2013
$43,990
12.37% -
2012
$38,550
- -

Table 3. Compare Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary in Santa Cruz-Watsonville with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $54,320 in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is in the middle of salary range for preschool and childcare center education administrators in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in Santa Cruz-Watsonville is 43.0 percent (43.0%) lower than that in the highest paying Merced and 36.8 percent (36.8%) higher than that in the lowest paying Chico.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California.