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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 $63,520, New York is the highest paying state for preschool and childcare center education administrators. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $60,020). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2018 [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 New York
$63,520
$35,700 4,480
2 Alaska
$60,020
$33,340 100
3 Rhode Island
$56,590
$42,730 150
4 Massachusetts
$56,400
$36,040 1,830
5 South Dakota
$55,530
$38,260 80
6 New Jersey
$54,650
$35,880 1,740
7 District of Columbia
$53,470
$36,850 300
8 Virginia
$51,800
$33,440 980
9 Connecticut
$51,390
$33,570 730
10 Delaware
$50,840
$34,050 230
11 Minnesota
$50,660
$36,030 780
12 Illinois
$49,960
$31,000 2,220
13 California
$49,720
$35,590 7,350
14 Wyoming
$49,400
$25,850 100
15 Hawaii
$48,430
$34,420 180
16 Florida
$47,610
$30,720 1,090
17 Colorado
$47,290
$35,290 780
18 Maine
$46,980
$32,810 180
19 Nebraska
$46,820
$28,660 180
20 Maryland
$46,280
$29,260 980
21 Washington
$46,110
$30,780 1,180
22 Vermont
$46,050
$36,570 290
23 Oregon
$46,010
$30,790 740
24 Michigan
$45,300
$27,940 980
25 New Hampshire
$44,840
$29,770 470
26 Nevada
$44,660
$32,160 160
27 North Carolina
$43,610
$28,350 1,680
28 Pennsylvania
$43,300
$29,810 2,880
29 Kentucky
$43,280
$27,580 340
30 Missouri
$43,040
$29,750 630
31 Texas
$42,780
$29,990 2,780
32 Tennessee
$42,720
$26,480 820
33 Arkansas
$41,480
$26,520 530
34 New Mexico
$41,330
$29,930 250
35 Wisconsin
$40,630
$29,180 960
36 Kansas
$40,560
$27,420 510
37 Louisiana
$39,940
$28,310 290
38 Georgia
$39,670
$26,650 1,880
39 Indiana
$39,490
$27,660 680
40 North Dakota
$39,430
$28,050 200
41 Ohio
$38,680
$27,970 2,110
42 Utah
$38,360
$23,480 250
43 Montana
$38,060
$29,350 130
44 Arizona
$37,550
$27,680 1,050
45 Oklahoma
$37,520
$25,140 640
46 Idaho
$37,360
$25,960 140
47 Iowa
$35,470
$24,820 710
48 Mississippi
$34,440
$20,470 370
49 South Carolina
$34,230
$20,720 520
50 Alabama
$34,040
$23,400 170
51 West Virginia
$33,460
$22,910 200
52 Puerto Rico
$28,290
$17,690 260
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