Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
352,420 1.3 % $15.40 $32,040 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.98 $10.58 $13.52 $18.11 $24.46
Annual Wage (2) $18,680 $22,010 $28,120 $37,660 $50,880


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 231,990 28.52 $13.33 $27,720
Elementary and Secondary Schools 71,020 0.85 $21.90 $45,550
Individual and Family Services 12,750 0.86 $15.59 $32,420
Religious Organizations 7,950 4.22 $15.45 $32,140
Civic and Social Organizations 7,430 1.93 $15.15 $31,510

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 231,990 28.52 $13.33 $27,720
Religious Organizations 7,950 4.22 $15.45 $32,140
Civic and Social Organizations 7,430 1.93 $15.15 $31,510
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,320 1.15 $15.63 $32,510
Individual and Family Services 12,750 0.86 $15.59 $32,420

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 71,020 0.85 $21.90 $45,550
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities 140 0.02 $21.20 $44,100
Educational Support Services 830 0.55 $20.37 $42,370
Offices of Other Health Practitioners 130 0.02 $19.63 $40,840
Junior Colleges 1,560 0.20 $18.89 $39,290


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 47,030 3.11 1.19 $16.38 $34,070
New York 31,210 3.54 1.36 $20.28 $42,190
Florida 20,660 2.70 1.03 $12.59 $26,180
Illinois 18,680 3.24 1.24 $14.67 $30,510
Texas 18,190 1.62 0.62 $16.99 $35,350



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 1,880 4.42 1.69 $11.85 $24,640
New Hampshire 2,600 4.15 1.59 $13.54 $28,160
Massachusetts 13,400 4.03 1.55 $17.42 $36,240
Vermont 1,210 4.01 1.54 $15.28 $31,790
Connecticut 6,350 3.86 1.48 $17.36 $36,120



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 31,210 3.54 1.36 $20.28 $42,190
New Jersey 13,260 3.43 1.31 $18.37 $38,210
Alaska 720 2.21 0.85 $18.28 $38,020
Kentucky 2,470 1.37 0.52 $18.11 $37,670
Massachusetts 13,400 4.03 1.55 $17.42 $36,240




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 20,910 3.88 1.49 $23.80 $49,500
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 12,980 3.46 1.33 $14.73 $30,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 10,890 2.68 1.03 $16.47 $34,260
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,900 2.90 1.11 $17.58 $36,570
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 6,550 3.65 1.40 $18.88 $39,270
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 6,470 3.54 1.36 $12.29 $25,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 6,090 2.55 0.98 $14.79 $30,760
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 6,020 3.23 1.24 $12.78 $26,580
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 4,930 4.54 1.74 $17.21 $35,790
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 4,670 4.55 1.75 $17.35 $36,090