Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education among Missouri cities 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,360
25th Percentile Wage
$21,020
50th Percentile Wage
$25,020
75th Percentile Wage
$29,950
90th Percentile Wage
$38,270

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,270. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,360.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$25,020
-0.72% -3.32%
2016
$25,200
0.52% -
2015
$25,070
5.70% -
2014
$23,640
-7.28% -
2013
$25,360
-1.93% -
2012
$25,850
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Missouri ranges from $19,710 to $40,790. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Missouri is Jefferson City with a median annual salary of $40,790. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $30,230). The lowest paying area is Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers with a median annual salary of $19,710.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jefferson City
$40,790
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$30,230
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$30,140
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$29,560
Joplin
$27,970
St Joseph
$25,180
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$24,780
St Louis
$24,690
Kansas City
$23,980
Springfield
$23,450
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$23,320
Columbia
$20,880
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$19,710




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