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Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary Information

The salary statistics of preschool and childcare center education administrators are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of preschool and childcare center education administrators within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The preschool and childcare center education administrators annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,230
25th Percentile Wage
$35,690
50th Percentile Wage
$45,790
75th Percentile Wage
$61,250
90th Percentile Wage
$82,790

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool and childcare center education administrators. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) preschool and childcare center education administrators is $82,790. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,230. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 183% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201645,7900.26%4.02%
201545,6700.90%-
201445,2600.82%-
201344,8902.09%-
201243,950--

Table 2. Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of preschool and childcare center education administrators in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for preschool and childcare center education administrators occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $63,870. The lowest paying sector is the arts, entertainment, and recreation sector (annual salary $43,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$63,870
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,850
Federal, State, and Local Government
$49,840
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$47,820
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$43,660
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$43,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators by States

From the above tables we note that not only preschool and childcare center education administrators salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $31,140 to $64,840. The highest paying state for preschool and childcare center education administrators is Alaska with a median annual salary of $64,840. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $31,140. For more salary information of preschool and childcare center education administrators profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$64,840
New York
$59,860
Nebraska
$59,590
Florida
$57,510
Rhode Island
$57,030
South Dakota
$55,820
New Jersey
$54,490
District of Columbia
$53,470
Massachusetts
$52,850
Wyoming
$50,790
Minnesota
$50,070
Connecticut
$49,290
California
$48,650
Virginia
$48,070
Illinois
$47,610
North Carolina
$47,000
Colorado
$44,860
Vermont
$44,350
Michigan
$44,260
Missouri
$44,120
Delaware
$43,930
Arkansas
$43,730
Maryland
$43,630
Hawaii
$43,430
Washington
$43,000
Oklahoma
$42,850
Texas
$42,600
Wisconsin
$42,370
New Hampshire
$42,110
Pennsylvania
$41,960
Kentucky
$41,170
Oregon
$40,040
Arizona
$39,860
Ohio
$39,100
Nevada
$38,370
North Dakota
$38,330
New Mexico
$38,290
Maine
$38,280
Georgia
$37,970
Kansas
$37,940
Iowa
$37,670
Tennessee
$37,590
Louisiana
$37,540
Indiana
$37,320
Montana
$36,560
Alabama
$36,430
West Virginia
$36,300
South Carolina
$34,980
Utah
$34,660
Idaho
$34,550
Puerto Rico
$31,140


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