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
$19,140
25th Percentile Wage
$21,990
50th Percentile Wage
$26,850
75th Percentile Wage
$33,370
90th Percentile Wage
$41,900

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 $41,900. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $19,140.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,8500.86%7.37%
201526,6202.10%-
201426,0602.69%-
201325,3601.93%-
201224,870--

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 25 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 hospitals - local government owned industry (annual salary $25,860). 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
Offices of Physicians
$37,370
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$33,690
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$31,780
Individual and Family Services
$31,380
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$30,080
Hospitals - Privately owned
$30,050
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$30,040
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$29,960
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$29,850
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$29,740
Outpatient Care Centers
$29,670
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$29,550
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$28,620
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$28,320
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$28,250
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$28,020
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$28,000
Other Residential Care Facilities
$27,590
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$26,830
Social Assistance
$26,830
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$26,760
Child Day Care Services
$26,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$25,860
Hospitals - Local government owned
$25,860

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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