The salary statistics of preschool teachers, except special education are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of preschool teachers, except special education within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The preschool 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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$19,970|
|25th Percentile Wage||$23,190|
|50th Percentile Wage||$28,990|
|75th Percentile Wage||$38,520|
|90th Percentile Wage||$54,780|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for preschool teachers, except special education. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) preschool teachers, except special education is $54,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,970. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 174% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of preschool teachers, except special education in 10 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 teachers, except special education occupations is the educational services sector with an annual salary $45,550. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $26,890).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Educational Services|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Accommodation and Food Services|| |
From the above tables we note that not only preschool 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 preschool teachers, except special education in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $21,380 to $37,480. The highest paying state for preschool teachers, except special education is District of Columbia with a median annual salary of $37,480. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $21,380. For more salary information of preschool teachers, except special education profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
|State Name||Median Annual Salary|
|District of Columbia|| |
|New York|| |
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|Virgin Islands|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |