Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for preschool teachers, except special education in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education among Texas 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 Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,550
25th Percentile Wage
$20,700
50th Percentile Wage
$27,840
75th Percentile Wage
$52,490
90th Percentile Wage
$62,520

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $62,520. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,840. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,550.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$8.44
25th Percentile Wage
$9.94
50th Percentile Wage
$13.39
75th Percentile Wage
$25.24
90th Percentile Wage
$30.06

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for preschool teachers, except special education in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $30.06. The median hourly salary is $13.39. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $8.44.

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
201627,840-11.31%-4.35%
201530,990-2.61%-
201431,8005.38%-
201330,0903.46%-
201229,050--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of preschool teachers, except special education in state of Texas ranges from $18,480 to $53,610. The highest paying area for preschool teachers, except special education in Texas is Fort Worth-Arlington with a median annual salary of $53,610. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is Brownsville-Harlingen (mean annual salary $45,860). The lowest paying area is Tyler with a median annual salary of $18,480.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Fort Worth-Arlington
$53,610
Brownsville-Harlingen
$45,860
Laredo
$44,160
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$42,660
Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$41,300
Northwestern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$40,520
Beaumont-Port Arthur
$39,740
Abilene
$38,560
Eastern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$38,490
Longview
$37,510
Victoria
$37,500
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$36,760
Midland
$32,930
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$30,650
Odessa
$30,050
Waco
$29,920
Amarillo
$29,420
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$27,660
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,590
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$27,550
Wichita Falls
$27,520
North Central Texas nonmetropolitan area
$27,280
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$27,200
Corpus Christi
$26,810
College Station-Bryan
$24,470
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area
$23,430
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$22,700
Sherman-Denison
$21,150
El Paso
$19,020
Lubbock
$19,020
Texarkana-Texarkana
$18,980
Tyler
$18,480


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