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Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information

The salary statistics of kindergarten teachers, except special education are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of kindergarten teachers, except special education within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The kindergarten teachers, except special education 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. Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,840
25th Percentile Wage
$43,240
50th Percentile Wage
$54,230
75th Percentile Wage
$68,240
90th Percentile Wage
$83,920

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for kindergarten teachers, except special education. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) kindergarten teachers, except special education is $83,920. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $54,230. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,840. 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 140% 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$54,230
2.97% 7.58%
2016
$52,620
1.86% -
2015
$51,640
2.01% -
2014
$50,600
0.73% -
2013
$50,230
0.22% -
2012
$50,120
- -

Table 2. Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of kindergarten teachers, except special education in 5 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $54,980. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $23,600).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$54,980
Federal, State, and Local Government
$53,220
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,560
Health Care and Social Assistance
$30,690
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$23,600

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education by States

From the above tables we note that not only kindergarten teachers, except special education 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,760 to $76,090. The highest paying state for kindergarten teachers, except special education is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $76,090. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,760. For more salary information of kindergarten teachers, except special education profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$76,090
Massachusetts
$71,480
New York
$71,400
Alaska
$70,160
Oregon
$67,260
Rhode Island
$66,640
California
$66,440
Virginia
$64,440
New Jersey
$62,330
Maryland
$61,450
Washington
$61,300
District of Columbia
$59,550
New Mexico
$57,800
Wyoming
$57,040
Nebraska
$56,260
Minnesota
$56,140
New Hampshire
$55,970
Michigan
$55,530
Texas
$55,450
Delaware
$55,000
Vermont
$54,930
Ohio
$54,640
Nevada
$54,360
Wisconsin
$54,060
Kentucky
$53,930
Pennsylvania
$53,900
Georgia
$53,590
Illinois
$53,340
Maine
$52,350
Iowa
$51,880
South Carolina
$51,430
Montana
$51,380
Guam
$49,470
Missouri
$48,970
West Virginia
$48,620
Louisiana
$48,600
Colorado
$47,970
North Dakota
$47,310
Tennessee
$47,200
Indiana
$47,200
Florida
$46,900
Kansas
$46,640
Arkansas
$46,140
Idaho
$46,080
Hawaii
$45,410
North Carolina
$43,980
Alabama
$43,410
Arizona
$43,030
Mississippi
$43,030
Utah
$40,270
South Dakota
$39,590
Oklahoma
$37,980
Virgin Islands
$22,600
Puerto Rico
$18,760



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