Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Colorado

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Colorado are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education amongst Colorado 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 Teachers, Except Special Education in Colorado

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,390
25th Percentile Wage
$24,670
50th Percentile Wage
$28,870
75th Percentile Wage
$35,130
90th Percentile Wage
$44,760

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Colorado in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $44,760. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $28,870. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,390.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,870
3.64% 3.46%
2016
$27,820
2.01% -
2015
$27,260
-5.43% -
2014
$28,740
1.43% -
2013
$28,330
1.62% -
2012
$27,870
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Colorado cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Colorado ranges from $26,050 to $34,890. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Colorado is Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $34,890. The second highest paying city/area in Colorado State is Boulder (mean annual salary $30,230). The lowest paying area is Grand Junction with a median annual salary of $26,050.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$34,890
Boulder
$30,230
East and South Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$29,620
Greeley
$29,420
Pueblo
$29,310
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield
$28,700
Fort Collins-Loveland
$27,880
Colorado Springs
$27,850
West Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$26,400
Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area
$26,080
Grand Junction
$26,050




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