Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
349,430 1.3 % $14.50 $30,150 1.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.53 $9.96 $12.80 $17.11 $23.12
Annual Wage (2) $17,750 $20,720 $26,620 $35,600 $48,080


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 230,910 28.70 $12.64 $26,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 66,030 0.79 $20.74 $43,130
Individual and Family Services 14,370 1.15 $14.10 $29,340
Religious Organizations 7,980 4.34 $15.26 $31,740
Civic and Social Organizations 7,370 1.90 $13.00 $27,040

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 230,910 28.70 $12.64 $26,300
Religious Organizations 7,980 4.34 $15.26 $31,740
Civic and Social Organizations 7,370 1.90 $13.00 $27,040
Social Advocacy Organizations 3,330 1.71 $13.58 $28,260
Individual and Family Services 14,370 1.15 $14.10 $29,340

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 66,030 0.79 $20.74 $43,130
Junior Colleges 1,530 0.20 $18.70 $38,890
Residential Mental Retardation, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities 190 0.03 $17.86 $37,140
Educational Support Services 750 0.53 $17.44 $36,270
Other Residential Care Facilities 110 0.07 $16.94 $35,240


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 47,100 3.35 1.23 $15.57 $32,380
New York 27,460 3.26 1.20 $19.02 $39,560
Texas 20,410 1.98 0.73 $15.29 $31,810
Florida 18,130 2.53 0.93 $12.47 $25,940
Ohio 17,090 3.43 1.26 $11.48 $23,870




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 2,100 5.21 1.91 $12.04 $25,050
Massachusetts 14,270 4.52 1.66 $15.97 $33,220
New Hampshire 2,580 4.25 1.56 $13.04 $27,130
Connecticut 6,750 4.20 1.54 $14.79 $30,770
Oregon 5,670 3.57 1.31 $12.75 $26,510




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 27,460 3.26 1.20 $19.02 $39,560
New Jersey 11,550 3.06 1.12 $17.96 $37,370
Alaska 560 1.78 0.65 $16.88 $35,120
Vermont 1,010 3.49 1.28 $16.19 $33,670
Michigan 6,730 1.76 0.65 $16.07 $33,430





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 18,080 3.57 1.31 $22.06 $45,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,610 3.04 1.11 $15.06 $31,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 9,750 2.72 1.00 $14.21 $29,550
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 7,710 3.46 1.27 $14.00 $29,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,310 4.36 1.60 $16.57 $34,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,850 2.96 1.09 $15.72 $32,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 5,360 2.10 0.77 $15.24 $31,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,950 2.90 1.06 $15.16 $31,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,910 5.16 1.89 $15.96 $33,200
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 4,840 2.85 1.05 $13.57 $28,230