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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 $73,290, Connecticut is the highest paying state for kindergarten teachers, except special education. It is followed by Alaska (average annual salary $69,790). 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 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
$73,290
$46,470 1,610
2 Alaska
$69,790
$49,600 1,000
3 Massachusetts
$69,240
$43,930 2,960
4 New York
$64,460
$37,490 7,400
5 Rhode Island
$64,150
$28,590 540
6 California
$62,760
$36,380 16,280
7 New Jersey
$62,270
$45,510 5,190
8 Oregon
$61,530
$33,330 1,120
9 Virginia
$61,120
$39,670 4,790
10 District of Columbia
$60,210
$45,290 60
11 Washington
$59,940
$40,640 7,680
12 Wyoming
$56,780
$43,380 490
13 Maryland
$56,510
$37,840 2,310
14 New Mexico
$55,740
$36,780 1,160
15 Delaware
$55,690
$37,500 440
16 Minnesota
$54,980
$34,760 3,230
17 Illinois
$53,820
$34,270 4,030
18 New Hampshire
$53,700
$30,940 440
19 Nebraska
$53,490
$38,550 1,030
20 Texas
$53,310
$33,020 15,490
21 Georgia
$53,270
$32,390 6,360
22 Vermont
$52,850
$39,840 380
23 Ohio
$52,820
$33,730 6,150
24 Wisconsin
$52,780
$34,810 1,670
25 Kentucky
$52,680
$37,670 2,540
26 Michigan
$52,670
$28,290 2,330
27 Pennsylvania
$52,430
$30,920 5,000
28 Nevada
$52,360
$36,490 1,260
29 Maine
$51,540
$34,160 920
30 Iowa
$50,240
$33,710 980
31 Missouri
$49,960
$32,720 1,890
32 South Carolina
$49,700
$34,180 2,550
33 Tennessee
$47,870
$34,710 3,150
34 Louisiana
$47,600
$40,720 2,550
35 Kansas
$47,520
$34,920 1,410
36 West Virginia
$47,220
$34,870 1,040
37 Colorado
$46,760
$33,510 3,840
38 Alabama
$46,140
$19,880 1,200
39 Idaho
$46,090
$32,660 370
40 Guam
$46,080
$22,230 90
41 Florida
$45,850
$31,290 11,490
42 Arkansas
$45,680
$34,510 1,700
43 Montana
$45,510
$26,190 420
44 North Dakota
$45,390
$33,990 510
45 Indiana
$45,060
$32,940 2,460
46 Hawaii
$44,510
$27,600 100
47 Arizona
$41,620
$31,660 3,230
48 North Carolina
$40,900
$32,820 3,690
49 Mississippi
$40,240
$29,080 1,130
50 South Dakota
$39,540
$31,850 650
51 Utah
$38,800
$24,430 660
52 Oklahoma
$38,190
$32,130 2,400
53 Virgin Islands
$22,600
$16,850 110
54 Puerto Rico
$18,670
$16,080 130
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