Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
369,380 1.3 % $14.04 $29,200 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.27 $9.65 $12.35 $16.55 $22.52
Annual Wage (2) $17,200 $20,080 $25,700 $34,420 $46,830


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 249,600 31.36 $12.27 $25,530
Elementary and Secondary Schools 67,370 0.79 $20.26 $42,150
Individual and Family Services 15,130 1.25 $14.02 $29,160
Civic and Social Organizations 7,340 1.89 $12.28 $25,530
Religious Organizations 7,100 3.85 $14.75 $30,680

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 249,600 31.36 $12.27 $25,530
Religious Organizations 7,100 3.85 $14.75 $30,680
Civic and Social Organizations 7,340 1.89 $12.28 $25,530
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,490 1.84 $12.98 $27,000
Individual and Family Services 15,130 1.25 $14.02 $29,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 67,370 0.79 $20.26 $42,150
Junior Colleges 1,450 0.19 $18.04 $37,530
Educational Support Services 770 0.58 $17.65 $36,720
Management of Companies and Enterprises 510 0.03 $17.49 $36,380
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,450 0.12 $16.75 $34,830


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 45,990 3.28 1.13 $15.01 $31,230
New York 30,030 3.60 1.24 $18.37 $38,200
Texas 25,130 2.49 0.86 $13.97 $29,060
Florida 18,430 2.60 0.89 $12.25 $25,480
Ohio 16,920 3.44 1.18 $11.33 $23,570




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)
New Hampshire 2,770 4.59 1.58 $12.78 $26,580
Delaware 1,820 4.58 1.58 $11.88 $24,700
Massachusetts 13,490 4.33 1.49 $16.08 $33,450
North Carolina 16,050 4.25 1.46 $10.96 $22,800
Connecticut 6,630 4.15 1.43 $14.46 $30,080




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 30,030 3.60 1.24 $18.37 $38,200
New Jersey 11,840 3.14 1.08 $17.15 $35,680
Massachusetts 13,490 4.33 1.49 $16.08 $33,450
District of Columbia 1,200 1.88 0.65 $15.82 $32,890
Minnesota 7,230 2.82 0.97 $15.53 $32,310

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 19,730 3.96 1.36 $21.25 $44,190
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,820 3.10 1.07 $15.05 $31,290
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 10,700 3.02 1.04 $14.30 $29,750
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 8,080 3.67 1.26 $13.52 $28,120
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,370 3.22 1.11 $14.92 $31,030
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 6,390 2.56 0.88 $13.62 $28,330
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,290 3.80 1.31 $17.45 $36,290
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,120 3.05 1.05 $15.37 $31,980
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,690 2.60 0.90 $12.95 $26,940
St. Louis, MO-IL 4,570 3.64 1.25 $12.19 $25,360




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

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, MA NECTA Division 710 8.31 2.86 $16.39 $34,100
Rochester-Dover, NH-ME 380 7.03 2.42 $17.09 $35,540
Chico, CA 480 6.99 2.40 $11.10 $23,100
Lowell-Billerica-Chelmsford, MA-NH NECTA Division 750 6.58 2.26 $15.34 $31,900
Boulder, CO 1,000 6.57 2.26 $19.50 $40,560
Manchester, NH 640 6.54 2.25 $12.27 $25,520
Raleigh-Cary, NC 3,070 6.27 2.16 $11.29 $23,480
Bloomington-Normal, IL 530 6.13 2.11 $12.19 $25,360
Greenville, NC 430 6.02 2.07 $10.19 $21,200
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 450 5.91 2.03 $13.75 $28,600