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Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare preschool and kindergarten teacher salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,360
25th Percentile Wage
$26,510
50th Percentile Wage
$33,470
75th Percentile Wage
$42,460
90th Percentile Wage
$53,180

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) preschool and kindergarten teachers is $53,180. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $33,470. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $21,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,470
6.10% 2.84%
2016
$31,430
-1.69% -
2015
$31,960
0.41% -
2014
$31,830
-7.82% -
2013
$34,320
5.24% -
2012
$32,520
- -

Compare Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in four industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for preschool and kindergarten teacher occupations is the computer systems design and related services industry with an annual salary $37,680. The lowest paying industry is the scientific research and development services industry (annual salary $28,760). For detailed preschool and kindergarten teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$37,680
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,470
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$29,460
Scientific Research and Development Services
$28,760

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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