Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare preschool and kindergarten teacher salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Preschool and Kindergarten Teachers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,240
25th Percentile Wage
$26,550
50th Percentile Wage
$34,150
75th Percentile Wage
$43,900
90th Percentile Wage
$57,170

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $57,170. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid preschool and kindergarten teachers is $21,240.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$34,150
3.25% 5.92%
2016
$33,040
0.67% -
2015
$32,820
1.16% -
2014
$32,440
1.85% -
2013
$31,840
-0.91% -
2012
$32,130
- -

Compare Preschool and Kindergarten Teacher Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 local government, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $54,180. The lowest paying industry is the local government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $34,130). For detailed preschool and kindergarten teacher salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$54,180
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$53,970
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$52,640
State government, including schools and hospitals
$40,350
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$34,150
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$34,130

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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