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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of preschool teachers, except special education from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$28,990
0.69% 6.42%
2016
$28,790
0.76% -
2015
$28,570
1.58% -
2014
$28,120
1.96% -
2013
$27,570
1.60% -
2012
$27,130
- -

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 $45,550. The lowest paying sector is the accommodation and food services sector (annual salary $26,890).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Educational Services
$45,550
Federal, State, and Local Government
$34,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$34,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$33,470
Manufacturing
$30,340
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$30,320
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$27,830
Health Care and Social Assistance
$27,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$27,050
Accommodation and Food Services
$26,890

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 $21,380 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
$37,480
Hawaii
$37,310
Nebraska
$36,120
Louisiana
$35,510
New York
$34,620
Connecticut
$34,480
California
$33,670
Massachusetts
$32,680
Virginia
$32,440
New Jersey
$32,380
Kentucky
$32,220
Minnesota
$31,060
Maine
$31,040
Alaska
$30,820
Washington
$30,550
Rhode Island
$30,320
Vermont
$30,310
Wyoming
$29,810
Arkansas
$29,650
Guam
$29,490
Maryland
$29,450
Michigan
$28,990
Montana
$28,910
Colorado
$28,870
Oklahoma
$28,830
South Dakota
$28,790
New Hampshire
$28,610
Oregon
$28,500
Illinois
$28,380
North Dakota
$28,250
Georgia
$27,910
Arizona
$27,910
Mississippi
$27,330
Texas
$27,240
Pennsylvania
$27,020
Kansas
$26,920
New Mexico
$26,820
Utah
$26,590
West Virginia
$26,350
Delaware
$26,070
North Carolina
$25,880
Tennessee
$25,580
Virgin Islands
$25,290
Missouri
$25,020
Nevada
$24,980
Ohio
$24,550
Florida
$24,350
Indiana
$24,240
Wisconsin
$24,200
Iowa
$23,130
South Carolina
$23,060
Alabama
$22,830
Idaho
$22,350
Puerto Rico
$21,380



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