Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
370,190 1.3 % $15.62 $32,500 1.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.20 $10.79 $13.74 $18.37 $25.00
Annual Wage (2) $19,130 $22,440 $28,570 $38,200 $51,990


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 245,640 29.50 $13.65 $28,380
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,240 0.89 $21.81 $45,370
Individual and Family Services 13,040 0.82 $15.98 $33,230
Religious Organizations 8,410 4.45 $15.55 $32,350
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,640 0.12 $16.64 $34,610

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 245,640 29.50 $13.65 $28,380
Religious Organizations 8,410 4.45 $15.55 $32,350
Civic and Social Organizations 6,220 1.61 $15.45 $32,140
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,290 1.14 $16.40 $34,100
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,240 0.89 $21.81 $45,370

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,240 0.89 $21.81 $45,370
Educational Support Services 1,090 0.66 $21.07 $43,820
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 160 0.03 $20.77 $43,210
Junior Colleges 1,600 0.21 $19.58 $40,730
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 60 0.02 $19.26 $40,050


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 47,710 3.08 1.15 $16.48 $34,280
New York 35,400 3.94 1.47 $18.27 $38,010
Texas 25,030 2.16 0.81 $17.77 $36,960
Florida 19,740 2.49 0.93 $13.02 $27,090
Illinois 19,220 3.28 1.22 $15.49 $32,210



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 1,950 4.49 1.67 $12.77 $26,570
New Hampshire 2,760 4.35 1.62 $14.16 $29,450
Vermont 1,300 4.29 1.60 $15.60 $32,450
Massachusetts 14,520 4.28 1.59 $17.35 $36,090
New York 35,400 3.94 1.47 $18.27 $38,010



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 12,710 3.25 1.21 $19.58 $40,730
District of Columbia 830 1.22 0.46 $19.36 $40,280
Alaska 690 2.11 0.79 $18.89 $39,280
New York 35,400 3.94 1.47 $18.27 $38,010
North Dakota 570 1.27 0.47 $18.25 $37,960




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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 26,970 4.16 1.55 $20.38 $42,400
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,750 3.57 1.33 $15.63 $32,510
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,530 2.81 1.05 $15.65 $32,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,040 3.24 1.21 $14.30 $29,740
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,430 3.07 1.15 $18.11 $37,670
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 7,210 2.46 0.92 $16.18 $33,650
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 7,110 4.03 1.50 $18.90 $39,310
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,650 3.01 1.12 $12.92 $26,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,850 2.58 0.96 $16.29 $33,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,730 2.03 0.76 $17.59 $36,590