Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs. Excludes "Preschool Teachers" (25-2011).


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)
48,410 1.7 % $24.55 $51,060 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.43 $16.37 $21.13 $29.22 $40.55
Annual Wage (2) $27,930 $34,050 $43,950 $60,780 $84,340


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 32,160 4.00 $21.67 $45,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,500 0.09 $34.62 $72,020
Individual and Family Services 2,420 0.18 $25.44 $52,920
Civic and Social Organizations 1,770 0.46 $21.75 $45,240
Religious Organizations 870 0.47 $28.56 $59,400

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 32,160 4.00 $21.67 $45,070
Religious Organizations 870 0.47 $28.56 $59,400
Civic and Social Organizations 1,770 0.46 $21.75 $45,240
Social Advocacy Organizations 540 0.27 $25.52 $53,080
Individual and Family Services 2,420 0.18 $25.44 $52,920

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 440 0.02 $47.22 $98,230
State Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $43.83 $91,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,500 0.09 $34.62 $72,020
Junior Colleges 230 0.03 $31.46 $65,450
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 120 (7) $29.88 $62,150


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 7,120 0.50 1.34 $26.48 $55,070
New York 4,480 0.52 1.41 $33.07 $68,780
Texas 2,680 0.25 0.68 $19.46 $40,470
Ohio 2,590 0.51 1.38 $21.69 $45,110
Illinois 2,280 0.40 1.09 $27.17 $56,520




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)
Vermont 260 0.89 2.40 $21.96 $45,680
Massachusetts 2,060 0.64 1.73 $27.14 $56,440
Arkansas 740 0.64 1.71 $20.52 $42,680
Connecticut 930 0.57 1.55 $24.80 $51,590
Oklahoma 850 0.56 1.50 $18.94 $39,400




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 4,480 0.52 1.41 $33.07 $68,780
Florida 470 0.06 0.17 $31.55 $65,620
Rhode Island 130 0.28 0.76 $30.56 $63,570
New Jersey 1,750 0.46 1.24 $29.10 $60,530
Alabama 300 0.16 0.44 $27.81 $57,840





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 2,910 0.56 1.52 $35.58 $74,000
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,690 0.44 1.17 $27.73 $57,690
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,560 0.43 1.15 $28.33 $58,930
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.55 1.49 $21.96 $45,680
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,000 0.58 1.57 $29.01 $60,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 980 0.43 1.17 $23.32 $48,500
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 850 0.36 0.98 $25.61 $53,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 850 0.49 1.33 $22.86 $47,540
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.85 2.30 $24.68 $51,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 0.46 1.24 $22.03 $45,820




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)
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 100 1.64 4.42 $22.58 $46,960
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 190 1.53 4.12 $19.16 $39,860
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 130 1.24 3.33 $22.71 $47,240
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.19 3.19 $18.41 $38,300
Lawton, OK 50 1.15 3.08 $19.30 $40,140
Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 0.98 2.65 $20.04 $41,680
Yuma, AZ 50 0.98 2.64 $16.39 $34,090
Ames, IA 40 0.90 2.43 $27.97 $58,190
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 170 0.86 2.31 $16.93 $35,200
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 830 0.85 2.30 $24.68 $51,330




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 40 0.04 0.11 $41.37 $86,050
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.16 $37.66 $78,330
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 600 0.49 1.31 $36.07 $75,020
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,910 0.56 1.52 $35.58 $74,000
Springfield, MA-CT 140 0.50 1.35 $32.83 $68,280
Birmingham-Hoover, AL (8) (8) (8) $32.78 $68,180
Spartanburg, SC 40 0.32 0.85 $31.74 $66,010
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA 170 0.60 1.62 $31.62 $65,770
Santa Fe, NM (8) (8) (8) $31.13 $64,740
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.10 0.28 $31.05 $64,580

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.92 2.47 $25.83 $53,730
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.50 1.35 $20.81 $43,280
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.43 1.16 $20.19 $42,000
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.03 2.77 $23.90 $49,710
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 100 0.63 1.71 $22.82 $47,460

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 100 1.34 3.60 $19.09 $39,710
Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 110 1.03 2.77 $23.90 $49,710
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 160 0.92 2.47 $25.83 $53,730
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 90 0.90 2.43 $23.92 $49,750
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 50 0.76 2.04 $17.94 $37,320

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 60 0.34 0.93 $29.82 $62,020
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 30 0.19 0.52 $28.53 $59,350
Eastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 50 0.33 0.90 $26.22 $54,530
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.96 $26.14 $54,370
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.45 1.20 $26.04 $54,160


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013