Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude "Child Care Workers" (39-9011) and "Special Education Teachers" (25-2041 through 25-2043).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
389,660 1.2 % $13.20 $27,450 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.90 $9.27 $11.80 $15.50 $20.95
Annual Wage (2) $16,420 $19,280 $24,540 $32,240 $43,570


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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Child Day Care Services 274,290 $11.81 $24,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 63,560 $18.58 $38,640
Individual and Family Services 15,790 $13.94 $28,990
Civic and Social Organizations 7,140 $12.13 $25,230
Religious Organizations 6,870 $14.09 $29,300

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 63,560 $18.58 $38,640
Junior Colleges 1,240 $16.31 $33,920
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,200 $16.25 $33,800
Other Residential Care Facilities 150 $15.90 $33,060
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,640 $15.88 $33,040


State profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
North Carolina 18,140 $10.83 $22,530 4.654
New Hampshire 2,740 $13.00 $27,040 4.416
Delaware 1,800 $11.52 $23,960 4.356
Massachusetts 13,790 $15.44 $32,120 4.352
Connecticut 6,930 $14.45 $30,050 4.202

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
New Jersey 12,480 $16.24 $33,770 3.241
New York 28,840 $15.83 $32,920 3.398
District of Columbia 1,200 $15.71 $32,680 1.883
Massachusetts 13,790 $15.44 $32,120 4.352
Rhode Island 1,320 $15.21 $31,630 2.877


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

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

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Greenville, NC 590 $9.74 $20,250 8.100
Albany, GA 450 $11.87 $24,700 7.438
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 630 $14.08 $29,280 7.379
Jacksonville, NC 310 $8.89 $18,490 7.182
Yuba City, CA 270 $15.19 $31,600 7.128

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Ocean City, NJ 30 $22.22 $46,220 0.829
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 700 $22.04 $45,850 3.172
Owensboro, KY 40 $21.56 $44,850 0.889
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 180 $20.52 $42,670 3.061
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 510 $19.94 $41,470 4.153


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010