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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$87,120
75th Percentile Wage
$62,210
50th Percentile Wage
$45,260
25th Percentile Wage
$34,900
10th Percentile Wage
$28,520

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 $87,120. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $45,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $28,520. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 205% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $45,260 0.82%
2013 $44,890 2.14%
2012 $43,950 0.27%
2011 $43,830 2.03%
2010 $42,960 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for preschool and childcare center education administrators from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 5.35%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.14%. We also note that the average annual wage had a very small growth of 0.27% in 2012 and a moderate growth of 2.03% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators vs. Related Jobs

OccupationAverage Wage
Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrators
$45,260
Elementary and Secondary School Education Administrators
$89,540
Postsecondary Education Administrators
$88,390
Other Education Administrators
$77,020
Architectural and Engineering Managers
$130,620
Food Service Managers
$48,560
Funeral Service Managers
$68,870

Table 4. Preschool and Childcare Center Education Administrator Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of preschool and childcare center education administrators in 6 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. 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 $65,380. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $42,510).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$65,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$52,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$46,540
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$46,270
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$45,280
Health Care and Social Assistance
$42,510

Table 5. 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 $34,260 to $59,350. The highest paying state for preschool and childcare center education administrators is Florida with a median annual salary of $59,350. The lowest paying state is Oklahoma with a median annual salary of $34,260. 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
Florida
$59,350
New York
$57,840
Rhode Island
$54,780
New Jersey
$54,210
Alaska
$53,180
Massachusetts
$51,890
California
$51,450
South Dakota
$50,900
Virginia
$49,190
District of Columbia
$48,290
Minnesota
$47,060
Maryland
$47,000
Connecticut
$46,770
Hawaii
$46,330
Illinois
$46,200
Delaware
$45,080
Vermont
$44,540
Wisconsin
$44,500
Arkansas
$43,960
North Carolina
$43,700
New Hampshire
$43,340
Wyoming
$42,950
Nebraska
$42,520
Texas
$42,340
Pennsylvania
$41,710
New Mexico
$41,670
Colorado
$40,020
Michigan
$39,760
Mississippi
$39,570
South Carolina
$39,410
Alabama
$39,140
Kansas
$38,990
Georgia
$38,850
Nevada
$38,830
Washington
$38,830
Oregon
$38,690
Ohio
$38,510
Indiana
$38,480
Louisiana
$38,340
Arizona
$38,240
Maine
$38,150
North Dakota
$37,820
Kentucky
$37,610
Montana
$37,530
Missouri
$36,790
Tennessee
$36,770
Puerto Rico
$36,310
West Virginia
$36,210
Idaho
$35,650
Iowa
$35,420
Utah
$34,720
Oklahoma
$34,260


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