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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Kindergarten Teacher, Except Special Education Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34,050
25th Percentile Wage
$42,190
50th Percentile Wage
$52,620
75th Percentile Wage
$65,460
90th Percentile Wage
$81,210

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 $81,210. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,620. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34,050. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% 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 kindergarten teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201652,6201.86%4.75%
201551,6402.01%-
201450,6000.73%-
201350,2300.22%-
201250,120--

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

The average salaries of kindergarten teachers, except special education in 4 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 $53,330. 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
$53,330
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$39,460
Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,050
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 $18,670 to $73,290. The highest paying state for kindergarten teachers, except special education is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $73,290. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,670. 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
$73,290
Alaska
$69,790
Massachusetts
$69,240
New York
$64,460
Rhode Island
$64,150
California
$62,760
New Jersey
$62,270
Oregon
$61,530
Virginia
$61,120
District of Columbia
$60,210
Washington
$59,940
Wyoming
$56,780
Maryland
$56,510
New Mexico
$55,740
Delaware
$55,690
Minnesota
$54,980
Illinois
$53,820
New Hampshire
$53,700
Nebraska
$53,490
Texas
$53,310
Georgia
$53,270
Vermont
$52,850
Ohio
$52,820
Wisconsin
$52,780
Kentucky
$52,680
Michigan
$52,670
Pennsylvania
$52,430
Nevada
$52,360
Maine
$51,540
Iowa
$50,240
Missouri
$49,960
South Carolina
$49,700
Tennessee
$47,870
Louisiana
$47,600
Kansas
$47,520
West Virginia
$47,220
Colorado
$46,760
Alabama
$46,140
Idaho
$46,090
Guam
$46,080
Florida
$45,850
Arkansas
$45,680
Montana
$45,510
North Dakota
$45,390
Indiana
$45,060
Hawaii
$44,510
Arizona
$41,620
North Carolina
$40,900
Mississippi
$40,240
South Dakota
$39,540
Utah
$38,800
Oklahoma
$38,190
Virgin Islands
$22,600
Puerto Rico
$18,670


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