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Highest Paying States for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

The highest paying states for kindergarten 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education in those states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $76,090, Connecticut is the highest paying state for kindergarten teachers, except special education. It is followed by Massachusetts (average annual salary $71,480). 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education in a specific state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Connecticut
$76,090
$49,080 1,530
2 Massachusetts
$71,480
$45,720 3,070
3 New York
$71,400
$40,340 6,770
4 Alaska
$70,160
$47,300 990
5 Oregon
$67,260
$35,000 1,120
6 Rhode Island
$66,640
$30,570 560
7 California
$66,440
$37,180 13,900
8 Virginia
$64,440
$41,190 4,230
9 New Jersey
$62,330
$44,520 4,910
10 Maryland
$61,450
$41,930 2,630
11 Washington
$61,300
$41,880 7,740
12 District of Columbia
$59,550
$36,520 90
13 New Mexico
$57,800
$36,740 1,140
14 Wyoming
$57,040
$43,450 450
15 Nebraska
$56,260
$40,340 940
16 Minnesota
$56,140
$36,270 3,070
17 New Hampshire
$55,970
$32,150 380
18 Michigan
$55,530
$33,260 1,610
19 Texas
$55,450
$33,470 15,300
20 Delaware
$55,000
$40,290 430
21 Vermont
$54,930
$37,710 350
22 Ohio
$54,640
$34,100 4,560
23 Nevada
$54,360
$41,500 1,500
24 Wisconsin
$54,060
$40,280 1,700
25 Kentucky
$53,930
$38,380 2,540
26 Pennsylvania
$53,900
$30,590 4,170
27 Georgia
$53,590
$32,400 5,210
28 Illinois
$53,340
$25,400 4,690
29 Maine
$52,350
$34,720 990
30 Iowa
$51,880
$33,390 870
31 South Carolina
$51,430
$34,530 2,360
32 Montana
$51,380
$26,360 410
33 Guam
$49,470
$24,310 80
34 Missouri
$48,970
$34,540 1,930
35 West Virginia
$48,620
$34,930 1,030
36 Louisiana
$48,600
$41,420 1,760
37 Colorado
$47,970
$34,200 3,740
38 North Dakota
$47,310
$34,850 470
39 Tennessee
$47,200
$35,600 3,320
40 Indiana
$47,200
$34,070 2,360
41 Florida
$46,900
$32,160 11,210
42 Kansas
$46,640
$34,430 1,220
43 Arkansas
$46,140
$34,870 1,650
44 Idaho
$46,080
$33,520 380
45 Hawaii
$45,410
$27,620 100
46 North Carolina
$43,980
$33,390 3,260
47 Alabama
$43,410
$22,820 610
48 Arizona
$43,030
$32,730 2,920
49 Mississippi
$43,030
$31,410 1,110
50 Utah
$40,270
$24,650 540
51 South Dakota
$39,590
$32,050 630
52 Oklahoma
$37,980
$32,240 2,180
53 Virgin Islands
$22,600
$16,850 110
54 Puerto Rico
$18,760
$16,330 140
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