Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
352,730 1.3 % $15.11 $31,420 1.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.86 $10.41 $13.26 $17.76 $23.88
Annual Wage (2) $18,420 $21,660 $27,570 $36,940 $49,660


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 230,620 28.63 $13.01 $27,070
Elementary and Secondary Schools 71,820 0.87 $21.52 $44,760
Individual and Family Services 13,160 0.94 $14.99 $31,190
Religious Organizations 8,160 4.40 $15.72 $32,700
Civic and Social Organizations 7,700 2.02 $14.68 $30,520

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 230,620 28.63 $13.01 $27,070
Religious Organizations 8,160 4.40 $15.72 $32,700
Civic and Social Organizations 7,700 2.02 $14.68 $30,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,490 1.25 $15.34 $31,910
Individual and Family Services 13,160 0.94 $14.99 $31,190

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 71,820 0.87 $21.52 $44,760
Junior Colleges 1,530 0.20 $18.97 $39,460
Educational Support Services 1,050 0.70 $18.64 $38,780
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 220 0.04 $18.32 $38,100
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 200 0.03 $17.50 $36,400


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 48,540 3.30 1.24 $16.46 $34,240
New York 27,930 3.23 1.22 $20.99 $43,650
Texas 19,670 1.80 0.68 $16.48 $34,270
Florida 19,540 2.62 0.99 $12.53 $26,060
Illinois 18,000 3.16 1.19 $14.17 $29,470




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 2,010 4.87 1.83 $11.57 $24,060
Massachusetts 14,350 4.40 1.66 $16.54 $34,410
New Hampshire 2,670 4.30 1.62 $13.27 $27,600
Vermont 1,240 4.16 1.56 $15.47 $32,180
Connecticut 6,230 3.81 1.43 $16.60 $34,520




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 27,930 3.23 1.22 $20.99 $43,650
New Jersey 12,890 3.37 1.27 $17.77 $36,970
Kentucky 2,460 1.38 0.52 $17.67 $36,750
Alaska 740 2.28 0.86 $17.30 $35,980
Connecticut 6,230 3.81 1.43 $16.60 $34,520





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 18,880 3.60 1.35 $24.19 $50,320
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,300 3.32 1.25 $14.08 $29,280
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,120 3.05 1.15 $16.52 $34,360
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 7,730 4.42 1.66 $17.05 $35,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,650 2.81 1.06 $16.57 $34,470
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,550 2.84 1.07 $13.90 $28,910
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 5,450 3.06 1.15 $12.17 $25,320
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 4,960 2.70 1.01 $13.79 $28,670
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,880 4.67 1.75 $17.60 $36,610
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 4,530 3.51 1.32 $16.14 $33,570