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Highest Paying Cities for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

The top 100 highest paying cities for preschool teachers, except special education (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of preschool teachers, except special education in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $58,220, Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey is the highest paying city for preschool teachers, except special education. It is followed by Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas (average annual salary $53,610). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of preschool teachers, except special education in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, New Jersey
$58,220
310
2 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$53,610
3,550
3 Owensboro, Kentucky
$50,500
40
4 Elizabethtown, Kentucky
$49,770
50
5 Northeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$48,730
80
6 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$47,450
110
7 Brownsville-Harlingen, Texas
$45,860
270
8 East Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$45,260
80
9 Lafayette, Louisiana
$44,960
190
10 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$44,870
60
11 Laredo, Texas
$44,160
230
12 Western Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$43,860
220
13 Far Eastern North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$43,490
50
14 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$43,420
20,910
15 South Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$43,180
270
16 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$42,660
2,440
17 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$42,620
n/a
18 Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$42,400
160
19 Northwestern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$42,400
90
20 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$42,260
950
21 Southside Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$42,120
200
22 Lincoln, Nebraska
$42,060
140
23 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$42,010
110
24 Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$41,450
150
25 West Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$41,420
240
26 Central Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$41,300
220
27 Jefferson City, Missouri
$40,790
190
28 Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$40,520
330
29 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$40,350
3,740
30 West Central Kentucky nonmetropolitan area, Kentucky
$40,020
270
31 Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas
$39,740
110
32 Brunswick, Georgia
$39,460
90
33 Niles-Benton Harbor, Michigan
$39,440
110
34 West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area, Pennsylvania
$38,890
370
35 Abilene, Texas
$38,560
110
36 Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$38,490
200
37 Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$38,310
170
38 Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, West Virginia
$38,300
40
39 Lynchburg, Virginia
$38,220
100
40 Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi
$38,170
200
41 Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area, Alabama
$38,090
30
42 Harrisonburg, Virginia
$37,900
50
43 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$37,680
610
44 El Centro, California
$37,550
130
45 Merced, California
$37,530
180
46 Longview, Texas
$37,510
180
47 Victoria, Texas
$37,500
90
48 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$37,450
490
49 Johnson City, Tennessee
$37,440
80
50 Lansing-East Lansing, Michigan
$37,410
300
51 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$37,280
9,020
52 Monroe, Louisiana
$36,830
120
53 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$36,760
8,940
54 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$36,680
420
55 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$36,520
110
56 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$36,480
1,880
57 Pee Dee South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$36,360
190
58 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$36,310
40,510
59 Northeastern Virginia nonmetropolitan area, Virginia
$36,280
90
60 Northcentral Colorado nonmetropolitan area, Colorado
$36,150
380
61 Rochester, Minnesota
$36,060
190
62 Hammond nonmetropolitan area, Louisiana
$35,980
190
63 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$35,850
4,960
64 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$35,810
650
65 Capital-Northern New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$35,790
310
66 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$35,770
4,530
67 Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$35,740
150
68 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$35,700
50
69 Southeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$35,390
50
70 Southeastern Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$35,360
50
71 Logan, Utah
$35,290
130
72 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$35,270
100
73 Hawaii-Maui-Kauai nonmetropolitan area, Hawaii
$35,230
140
74 Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$35,060
230
75 Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$34,990
80
76 Jonesboro, Arkansas
$34,850
280
77 Northeastern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$34,640
100
78 Peoria, Illinois
$34,510
560
79 Casper, Wyoming
$34,410
40
80 Winston-Salem, North Carolina
$34,370
510
81 Southwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$34,370
120
82 Northwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$34,220
210
83 Lower Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area, South Carolina
$34,080
180
84 Waterbury, Connecticut
$34,070
300
85 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$34,040
3,840
86 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$34,030
510
87 East Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$33,910
220
88 Napa, California
$33,800
190
89 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$33,630
8,350
90 Eastern Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$33,630
270
91 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$33,590
140
92 Las Cruces, New Mexico
$33,580
80
93 Jackson, Michigan
$33,490
80
94 Southern West Virginia nonmetropolitan area, West Virginia
$33,470
160
95 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$33,420
10,060
96 Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$33,400
210
97 Grand Junction, Colorado
$33,380
90
98 Athens-Clarke County, Georgia
$33,340
130
99 Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey
$33,340
970
100 North Central Tennessee nonmetropolitan area, Tennessee
$33,290
240
See also: Highest paying industries for preschool teachers, except special education.