Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

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

Average Annual Salary of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,580
25th Percentile Wage
$22,460
50th Percentile Wage
$27,170
75th Percentile Wage
$33,640
90th Percentile Wage
$42,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $42,630. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $27,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $19,580.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$27,170
1.18% 8.47%
2016
$26,850
0.86% -
2015
$26,620
2.10% -
2014
$26,060
2.69% -
2013
$25,360
1.93% -
2012
$24,870
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Compare Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in 28 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 residential intellectual and developmental disability facilities industry with an annual salary $52,860. The lowest paying industry is the offices of other health practitioners industry (annual salary $25,810). For detailed preschool and kindergarten teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$52,860
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$37,670
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$37,670
Offices of Physicians
$37,370
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$33,560
Outpatient Care Centers
$32,930
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$31,760
Individual and Family Services
$31,570
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$31,390
Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,280
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$31,150
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$30,910
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$30,270
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$30,060
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$29,620
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$29,610
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$29,250
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$28,840
Other Residential Care Facilities
$28,710
Home Health Care Services
$28,590
Social Assistance
$27,130
Child Day Care Services
$26,930
Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,550
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,550
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$26,450
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$26,240
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$25,810

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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