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Highest Paying States for Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators

The highest paying states for preschool and childcare center education administrators (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 and childcare center education administrators in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $64,840, Alaska is the highest paying state for preschool and childcare center education administrators. It is followed by New York (average annual salary $59,860). 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 and childcare center education administrators in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$64,840
$36,990 70
2 New York
$59,860
$33,740 4,860
3 Nebraska
$59,590
$34,790 80
4 Florida
$57,510
$33,440 640
5 Rhode Island
$57,030
$35,260 160
6 South Dakota
$55,820
$40,710 70
7 New Jersey
$54,490
$38,750 1,650
8 District of Columbia
$53,470
$36,850 300
9 Massachusetts
$52,850
$34,870 1,980
10 Wyoming
$50,790
$25,870 110
11 Minnesota
$50,070
$34,570 790
12 Connecticut
$49,290
$32,170 810
13 California
$48,650
$34,360 7,120
14 Virginia
$48,070
$33,220 1,030
15 Illinois
$47,610
$30,050 2,710
16 North Carolina
$47,000
$28,140 1,470
17 Colorado
$44,860
$29,970 700
18 Vermont
$44,350
$30,520 330
19 Michigan
$44,260
$28,300 1,140
20 Missouri
$44,120
$31,510 580
21 Delaware
$43,930
$32,830 220
22 Arkansas
$43,730
$26,700 520
23 Maryland
$43,630
$28,530 1,040
24 Hawaii
$43,430
$33,490 190
25 Washington
$43,000
$29,570 1,150
26 Oklahoma
$42,850
$26,110 710
27 Texas
$42,600
$28,030 2,350
28 Wisconsin
$42,370
$27,360 1,050
29 New Hampshire
$42,110
$31,110 460
30 Pennsylvania
$41,960
$28,440 2,580
31 Kentucky
$41,170
$31,480 310
32 Oregon
$40,040
$26,680 690
33 Arizona
$39,860
$26,850 760
34 Ohio
$39,100
$27,620 2,260
35 Nevada
$38,370
$31,850 140
36 North Dakota
$38,330
$27,850 150
37 New Mexico
$38,290
$29,640 310
38 Maine
$38,280
$31,720 170
39 Georgia
$37,970
$26,440 1,740
40 Kansas
$37,940
$27,040 510
41 Iowa
$37,670
$25,150 750
42 Tennessee
$37,590
$25,690 750
43 Louisiana
$37,540
$27,550 340
44 Indiana
$37,320
$26,110 770
45 Montana
$36,560
$28,770 160
46 Alabama
$36,430
$25,520 120
47 West Virginia
$36,300
$25,400 170
48 South Carolina
$34,980
$23,070 600
49 Utah
$34,660
$23,180 290
50 Idaho
$34,550
$24,850 200
51 Puerto Rico
$31,140
$17,160 190
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