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Preschool Teacher, Except Special Education Salary Information

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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,430
25th Percentile Wage
$22,750
50th Percentile Wage
$28,790
75th Percentile Wage
$38,350
90th Percentile Wage
$54,310

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 $54,310. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $28,790. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,430. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 179% 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 preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201628,7900.76%5.77%
201528,5701.58%-
201428,1201.96%-
201327,5701.60%-
201227,130--

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

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 $44,270. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $26,750).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$44,270
Federal, State, and Local Government
$32,960
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$31,430
Manufacturing
$30,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$29,950
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$28,900
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,640
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$26,970
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,890
Health Care and Social Assistance
$26,750

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

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 $21,300 to $40,500. The highest paying state for preschool teachers, except special education is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $40,500. The lowest paying state is Idaho with a median annual salary of $21,300. 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
Nebraska
$40,500
Louisiana
$38,440
Kentucky
$35,040
Hawaii
$34,360
New Jersey
$34,340
District of Columbia
$34,290
Alaska
$33,210
California
$32,640
Oklahoma
$32,240
New York
$32,200
Virginia
$31,490
Connecticut
$31,460
Massachusetts
$31,170
Guam
$31,070
Rhode Island
$30,820
Vermont
$30,590
Minnesota
$30,370
Maine
$30,240
Maryland
$29,460
Illinois
$29,410
South Dakota
$28,880
Washington
$28,840
Arkansas
$28,740
North Dakota
$28,690
Wyoming
$28,430
Georgia
$28,040
Oregon
$28,030
Nevada
$28,000
West Virginia
$27,970
Texas
$27,840
Colorado
$27,820
Michigan
$27,680
New Hampshire
$27,570
Montana
$27,160
New Mexico
$27,050
Mississippi
$26,970
Delaware
$26,700
Virgin Islands
$26,600
North Carolina
$26,230
Pennsylvania
$26,020
Missouri
$25,200
Arizona
$24,790
Tennessee
$24,770
Ohio
$24,610
Utah
$24,570
Florida
$24,540
South Carolina
$24,530
Wisconsin
$24,140
Kansas
$24,040
Iowa
$23,770
Indiana
$23,370
Alabama
$23,300
Puerto Rico
$21,620
Idaho
$21,300



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