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Highest Paying Industries for Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

The top 69 highest paying industries for preschool and kindergarten teachers (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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $51,390, elementary and secondary schools - local government owned is the highest paying industry for preschool and kindergarten teachers. It is followed by educational services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $51,290). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 69 Highest Paying Industries for Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$51,390
181,530
2 Educational Services - Local government owned
$51,290
183,230
3 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$50,640
n/a
4 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$50,440
191,710
5 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$48,800
n/a
6 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$48,650
221,750
7 Educational Services
$48,310
227,970
8 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$47,710
480
9 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$47,190
40
10 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$44,260
60
11 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$40,600
100
12 Educational Support Services
$39,530
1,220
13 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$39,080
130
14 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$37,360
1,150
15 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$37,190
140
16 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$36,630
1,570
17 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,620
n/a
18 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$36,620
n/a
19 Educational Services - State government owned
$36,520
n/a
20 State government, including schools and hospitals
$36,480
n/a
21 Offices of Physicians
$36,240
80
22 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$35,470
n/a
23 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$35,270
n/a
24 Educational Services - Privately owned
$35,030
n/a
25 Junior colleges - State government owned
$34,800
410
26 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$34,430
1,260
27 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$33,970
2,580
28 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$33,780
740
29 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$33,680
1,310
30 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$33,660
210
31 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$32,440
6,140
32 Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,440
6,140
33 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$32,430
6,120
34 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$32,250
1,410
35 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,830
260
36 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$31,300
480
37 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,910
n/a
38 Social Advocacy Organizations
$30,730
2,320
39 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,580
770
40 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$30,550
n/a
41 Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,410
n/a
42 Individual and Family Services
$30,360
13,250
43 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$30,160
n/a
44 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,000
n/a
45 Other Residential Care Facilities
$29,180
170
46 Outpatient Care Centers
$28,990
470
47 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$28,750
510
48 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$28,560
18,430
49 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,560
18,430
50 Religious Organizations
$28,470
8,090
51 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,160
940
52 Civic and Social Organizations
$27,680
7,480
53 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$27,100
60
54 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,950
50
55 Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,950
50
56 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,450
1,760
57 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$26,440
1,730
58 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$26,440
1,730
59 Home Health Care Services
$26,410
80
60 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$26,260
320
61 Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,060
254,440
62 Other Schools and Instruction
$26,060
810
63 Social Assistance
$26,020
252,170
64 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$25,850
1,510
65 Child Day Care Services
$25,770
238,080
66 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$25,400
750
67 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$24,210
n/a
68 Technical and Trade Schools
$23,480
50
69 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$22,980
50