Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education among Massachusetts metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,680
25th Percentile Wage
$26,180
50th Percentile Wage
$31,170
75th Percentile Wage
$40,550
90th Percentile Wage
$56,100

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $56,100. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,680.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$10.90
25th Percentile Wage
$12.59
50th Percentile Wage
$14.99
75th Percentile Wage
$19.48
90th Percentile Wage
$26.97

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $26.97. The median hourly salary is $14.99. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $10.90.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,170-1.32%-0.06%
201531,580-2.69%-
201432,4303.21%-
201331,3900.64%-
201231,190--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education in Massachusetts Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Massachusetts ranges from $24,530 to $35,700. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Massachusetts is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $35,700. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Boston-Cambridge-Quincy (mean annual salary $33,630). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $24,530.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$35,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$33,630
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$33,590
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$31,750
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$31,290
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$31,080
Framingham
$31,080
Worcester
$30,560
Peabody
$29,900
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$29,330
Barnstable Town
$29,110
Springfield
$29,050
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$28,870
New Bedford
$25,110
Pittsfield
$24,530



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