Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,840
25th Percentile Wage
$39,270
50th Percentile Wage
$50,510
75th Percentile Wage
$63,780
90th Percentile Wage
$80,820

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of educational 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 $80,820. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $50,510. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $29,840.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201650,5103.05%5.68%
201548,9701.35%-
201448,3101.06%-
201347,8000.33%-
201247,640--

Compare Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in 20 industries in the educational 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 elementary and secondary schools - local government owned industry with an annual salary $53,880. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $28,890). For detailed preschool and kindergarten teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$53,880
Educational Services - Local government owned
$53,760
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$50,900
Educational Services
$50,510
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$48,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$47,820
Educational Support Services
$46,030
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$44,050
Educational Services - State government owned
$39,790
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$37,510
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$37,190
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$37,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$36,670
Educational Services - Privately owned
$36,650
Junior colleges - State government owned
$36,510
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$36,050
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,000
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$35,960
Other Schools and Instruction
$29,500
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$28,890

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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