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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,810
25th Percentile Wage
$20,480
50th Percentile Wage
$25,200
75th Percentile Wage
$30,120
90th Percentile Wage
$40,620

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 $40,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,200. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,810.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.56
25th Percentile Wage
$9.85
50th Percentile Wage
$12.12
75th Percentile Wage
$14.48
90th Percentile Wage
$19.53

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $19.53. The median hourly salary is $12.12. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.56.

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
201625,2000.52%-2.58%
201525,0705.70%-
201423,640-7.28%-
201325,360-1.93%-
201225,850--

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 $19,450 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 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $32,270). The lowest paying area is Columbia with a median annual salary of $19,450.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Jefferson City
$40,790
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$32,270
Joplin
$29,570
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$29,560
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$27,360
St Joseph
$27,050
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$26,320
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$25,990
St Louis
$25,770
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$25,370
Kansas City
$21,610
Springfield
$21,010
Columbia
$19,450


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