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
$30,830
25th Percentile Wage
$40,400
50th Percentile Wage
$51,780
75th Percentile Wage
$65,570
90th Percentile Wage
$83,040

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 $83,040. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $51,780. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $30,830.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$51,780
2.45% 8.00%
2016
$50,510
3.05% -
2015
$48,970
1.35% -
2014
$48,310
1.06% -
2013
$47,800
0.33% -
2012
$47,640
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Compare Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in 23 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 $55,180. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools - state government owned industry (annual salary $22,980). 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
$55,180
Educational Services - Local government owned
$55,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$52,280
Educational Services
$51,780
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$48,500
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$48,400
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$47,640
Educational Support Services
$45,960
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$43,340
Educational Services - State government owned
$40,540
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$39,370
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$39,110
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$38,850
Educational Services - Privately owned
$38,550
Junior colleges - State government owned
$38,420
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$37,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$36,480
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$36,370
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$33,080
Other Schools and Instruction
$30,090
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$29,580
Technical and Trade Schools
$23,480
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$22,980

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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