Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct preschool-aged children in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. Substitute teachers are included in "Teachers and Instructors, All Other" (25-3099). May be required to hold State certification. Excludes "Childcare Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
340,350 1.3 % $14.79 $30,750 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.70 $10.19 $13.04 $17.48 $23.40
Annual Wage (2) $18,090 $21,200 $27,130 $36,360 $48,660


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 221,420 27.51 $12.79 $26,610
Elementary and Secondary Schools 67,080 0.81 $21.12 $43,930
Individual and Family Services 13,500 1.03 $14.35 $29,850
Religious Organizations 8,610 4.67 $15.40 $32,040
Civic and Social Organizations 8,130 2.11 $13.78 $28,670

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 221,420 27.51 $12.79 $26,610
Religious Organizations 8,610 4.67 $15.40 $32,040
Civic and Social Organizations 8,130 2.11 $13.78 $28,670
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,560 1.31 $14.22 $29,580
Individual and Family Services 13,500 1.03 $14.35 $29,850

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 67,080 0.81 $21.12 $43,930
Junior Colleges 1,650 0.22 $19.14 $39,800
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 160 0.03 $18.56 $38,610
Educational Support Services 710 0.48 $17.77 $36,960
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 250 0.02 $17.56 $36,530


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 47,630 3.33 1.27 $16.18 $33,640
New York 24,890 2.91 1.12 $19.24 $40,010
Texas 18,580 1.76 0.67 $15.87 $33,010
Florida 18,370 2.53 0.97 $12.73 $26,480
Illinois 16,870 2.99 1.14 $13.92 $28,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 2,170 5.34 2.04 $11.36 $23,630
Massachusetts 14,840 4.63 1.77 $16.15 $33,590
New Hampshire 2,470 4.04 1.55 $13.19 $27,440
Connecticut 6,110 3.77 1.44 $15.49 $32,220
Oklahoma 5,560 3.63 1.39 $12.72 $26,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York 24,890 2.91 1.12 $19.24 $40,010
New Jersey 13,050 3.44 1.32 $17.70 $36,820
Alaska 550 1.74 0.66 $16.46 $34,240
Vermont 1,000 3.41 1.31 $16.41 $34,140
Michigan 6,980 1.78 0.68 $16.20 $33,690





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 16,090 3.12 1.19 $22.48 $46,750
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,640 3.01 1.15 $15.90 $33,070
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 11,300 3.10 1.19 $13.78 $28,660
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,970 4.66 1.78 $16.16 $33,610
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,500 2.87 1.10 $15.45 $32,140
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,100 2.60 1.00 $16.08 $33,440
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 5,480 3.00 1.15 $12.99 $27,020
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,030 2.91 1.11 $12.68 $26,380
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,800 4.94 1.89 $16.08 $33,460
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 4,700 3.33 1.28 $16.82 $34,980