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Highest Paying Industries for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

The top 69 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $48,890, elementary and secondary schools - state government owned is the highest paying industry for preschool teachers, except special education. It is followed by educational support services - local government owned industry (average annual salary $47,760). 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 teachers, except special education in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 69 Highest Paying Industries for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$48,890
n/a
2 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$47,760
480
3 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$47,620
48,340
4 Educational Services - Local government owned
$47,400
50,040
5 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$47,190
40
6 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$45,740
n/a
7 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$45,310
58,070
8 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$44,260
60
9 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$42,580
71,020
10 Educational Services
$41,840
76,760
11 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$40,600
100
12 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$39,080
130
13 Educational Support Services
$38,950
830
14 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$37,190
140
15 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$37,170
1,140
16 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$36,620
n/a
17 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$36,620
n/a
18 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$36,490
1,560
19 Offices of Physicians
$36,230
80
20 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$35,470
n/a
21 Junior colleges - State government owned
$34,800
410
22 State government, including schools and hospitals
$34,230
1,930
23 Educational Services - State government owned
$34,140
1,870
24 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$34,100
1,220
25 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$33,780
2,520
26 Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$33,660
210
27 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$33,590
1,300
28 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$32,340
6,080
29 Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,340
6,080
30 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$32,330
6,060
31 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$32,130
1,390
32 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,830
260
33 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$31,290
470
34 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,880
400
35 Social Advocacy Organizations
$30,730
2,320
36 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$30,620
1,070
37 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,570
770
38 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$30,550
350
39 Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,470
980
40 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$30,280
22,560
41 Educational Services - Privately owned
$30,280
24,850
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$30,200
1,010
43 Individual and Family Services
$30,150
12,750
44 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,030
930
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
$28,600
500
48 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$28,500
18,230
49 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$28,500
18,230
50 Religious Organizations
$28,360
7,950
51 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,160
940
52 Civic and Social Organizations
$27,630
7,430
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 Health Care and Social Assistance
$25,890
247,760
61 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$25,850
1,510
62 Social Assistance
$25,840
245,530
63 Other Schools and Instruction
$25,750
790
64 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$25,710
290
65 Child Day Care Services
$25,590
231,990
66 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$25,030
720
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
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