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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. Excludes "Special Education Teachers" (25-2050), "Substitute Teachers, Short-Term" (25-3031), and "Childcare Workers" (39-9011).


National estimates for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Industry profile for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
Geographic profile for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

National estimates for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
370,940 1.4 % $ 17.57 $ 36,550 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 10.53 $ 12.61 $ 15.35 $ 20.36 $ 28.00
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,900 $ 26,220 $ 31,930 $ 42,350 $ 58,230


Industry profile for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 248,180 31.33 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,630 0.88 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Individual and Family Services 11,980 0.47 $ 17.72 $ 36,860
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 8,490 0.16 $ 18.48 $ 38,450
Religious Organizations 8,000 4.26 $ 19.12 $ 39,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 248,180 31.33 $ 15.48 $ 32,190
Religious Organizations 8,000 4.26 $ 19.12 $ 39,770
Civic and Social Organizations 4,940 1.73 $ 17.04 $ 35,450
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,630 0.88 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 1,930 0.88 $ 17.86 $ 37,160

Top paying industries for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,630 0.88 $ 24.29 $ 50,520
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 60 0.09 $ 22.64 $ 47,080
Junior Colleges 1,210 0.18 $ 22.07 $ 45,910
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,830 0.09 $ 19.91 $ 41,420
Religious Organizations 8,000 4.26 $ 19.12 $ 39,770


Geographic profile for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 46,470 2.83 1.06 $ 19.45 $ 40,450
Florida 29,290 3.47 1.30 $ 14.34 $ 29,820
Texas 25,320 2.09 0.78 $ 20.03 $ 41,670
New York 21,750 2.50 0.94 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Illinois 20,110 3.57 1.34 $ 16.89 $ 35,140




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Delaware 1,920 4.50 1.69 $ 14.12 $ 29,370
New Hampshire 2,530 4.08 1.53 $ 15.78 $ 32,830
Massachusetts 13,300 3.97 1.49 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Oklahoma 6,080 3.89 1.46 $ 16.28 $ 33,870
Wisconsin 9,860 3.64 1.36 $ 13.90 $ 28,910




Top paying states for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 13,430 3.55 1.33 $ 22.69 $ 47,190
District of Columbia 890 1.29 0.48 $ 22.06 $ 45,890
New York 21,750 2.50 0.94 $ 21.52 $ 44,760
Massachusetts 13,300 3.97 1.49 $ 20.73 $ 43,120
Maryland 8,420 3.34 1.25 $ 20.51 $ 42,650





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 26,360 2.98 1.12 $ 22.82 $ 47,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 15,660 3.59 1.35 $ 17.19 $ 35,760
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 14,260 2.45 0.92 $ 19.90 $ 41,400
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 11,220 4.31 1.62 $ 20.24 $ 42,100
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,770 3.89 1.46 $ 15.03 $ 31,250
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 9,340 3.09 1.16 $ 18.83 $ 39,160
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,250 3.43 1.29 $ 15.88 $ 33,030
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 9,170 3.93 1.47 $ 21.01 $ 43,700
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,510 2.09 0.78 $ 19.50 $ 40,560
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 6,850 3.50 1.31 $ 17.81 $ 37,050




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Homosassa Springs, FL 220 7.36 2.76 $ 18.12 $ 37,700
Yuba City, CA 290 6.52 2.45 $ 19.60 $ 40,770
Sebring, FL 150 6.14 2.30 $ 12.48 $ 25,950
New Bedford, MA 350 5.89 2.21 $ 17.61 $ 36,620
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 2,060 5.48 2.05 $ 19.86 $ 41,300
Manchester, NH 600 5.48 2.05 $ 14.18 $ 29,500
Duluth, MN-WI 630 5.36 2.01 $ 18.57 $ 38,620
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 260 5.33 2.00 $ 16.70 $ 34,740
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 380 5.33 2.00 $ 15.19 $ 31,600
Dover, DE 320 5.15 1.93 $ 12.01 $ 24,970