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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$29,980
25th Percentile Wage
$36,580
50th Percentile Wage
$46,890
75th Percentile Wage
$62,360
90th Percentile Wage
$85,240

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 $85,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $46,890. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $29,980. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 184% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$46,890
2.35% 6.27%
2016
$45,790
0.26% -
2015
$45,670
0.90% -
2014
$45,260
0.82% -
2013
$44,890
2.09% -
2012
$43,950
- -

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

The average salaries of preschool and childcare center education administrators in 8 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 professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $71,920. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $45,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$71,920
Educational Services
$65,690
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$51,850
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$50,710
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$47,310
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,640
Health Care and Social Assistance
$45,120

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 $28,290 to $63,520. The highest paying state for preschool and childcare center education administrators is New York with a median annual salary of $63,520. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $28,290. 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
New York
$63,520
Alaska
$60,020
Rhode Island
$56,590
Massachusetts
$56,400
South Dakota
$55,530
New Jersey
$54,650
District of Columbia
$53,470
Virginia
$51,800
Connecticut
$51,390
Delaware
$50,840
Minnesota
$50,660
Illinois
$49,960
California
$49,720
Wyoming
$49,400
Hawaii
$48,430
Florida
$47,610
Colorado
$47,290
Maine
$46,980
Nebraska
$46,820
Maryland
$46,280
Washington
$46,110
Vermont
$46,050
Oregon
$46,010
Michigan
$45,300
New Hampshire
$44,840
Nevada
$44,660
North Carolina
$43,610
Pennsylvania
$43,300
Kentucky
$43,280
Missouri
$43,040
Texas
$42,780
Tennessee
$42,720
Arkansas
$41,480
New Mexico
$41,330
Wisconsin
$40,630
Kansas
$40,560
Louisiana
$39,940
Georgia
$39,670
Indiana
$39,490
North Dakota
$39,430
Ohio
$38,680
Utah
$38,360
Montana
$38,060
Arizona
$37,550
Oklahoma
$37,520
Idaho
$37,360
Iowa
$35,470
Mississippi
$34,440
South Carolina
$34,230
Alabama
$34,040
West Virginia
$33,460
Puerto Rico
$28,290



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