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Occupational Employment Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

25-2011 Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth. Excludes “Special Education Teachers” (25-2050), “Substitute Teachers, Short-Term” (25-3031), and “Childcare Workers” (39-9011).


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)
431,350 1.2 % $16.66 $34,650 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $10.16 $11.94 $14.67 $19.10 $26.46
Annual Wage (2) $21,140 $24,830 $30,520 $39,720 $55,050


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 302,300 32.71 $14.88 $30,940
Elementary and Secondary Schools 73,030 0.85 $23.48 $48,840
Individual and Family Services 13,130 0.52 $16.79 $34,920
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 9,240 0.17 $17.59 $36,580
Religious Organizations 8,830 4.39 $18.31 $38,090

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 302,300 32.71 $14.88 $30,940
Religious Organizations 8,830 4.39 $18.31 $38,090
Civic and Social Organizations 6,410 1.66 $16.43 $34,170
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,040 0.92 $16.89 $35,120
Elementary and Secondary Schools 73,030 0.85 $23.48 $48,840

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 40 (7) $28.00 $58,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 73,030 0.85 $23.48 $48,840
Junior Colleges 1,240 0.17 $21.78 $45,310
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 100 0.02 $19.71 $41,000
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 2,750 0.09 $19.41 $40,380


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 53,290 3.07 1.04 $18.27 $37,990
Texas 33,810 2.72 0.93 $17.80 $37,030
Florida 31,060 3.53 1.20 $13.84 $28,790
Illinois 25,030 4.15 1.41 $15.76 $32,780
New York 23,890 2.51 0.85 $20.35 $42,330




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 3,200 4.84 1.65 $15.08 $31,360
Massachusetts 17,070 4.72 1.61 $19.54 $40,640
Oklahoma 7,210 4.46 1.52 $14.57 $30,300
Delaware 2,010 4.45 1.51 $13.37 $27,820
Illinois 25,030 4.15 1.41 $15.76 $32,780




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New Jersey 16,420 4.02 1.37 $20.85 $43,360
Connecticut 6,510 3.91 1.33 $20.71 $43,080
New York 23,890 2.51 0.85 $20.35 $42,330
Hawaii 1,600 2.51 0.86 $20.27 $42,160
District of Columbia 1,770 2.45 0.83 $20.27 $42,160





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 29,960 3.10 1.06 $21.23 $44,170
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 20,100 4.30 1.46 $15.95 $33,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,000 2.72 0.93 $17.12 $35,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 14,420 5.15 1.75 $19.34 $40,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 11,490 3.61 1.23 $18.87 $39,250
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 10,790 2.95 1.00 $16.92 $35,180
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 10,340 3.59 1.22 $15.66 $32,580
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,080 4.08 1.39 $21.66 $45,050
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 9,750 3.69 1.26 $14.68 $30,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 9,120 2.99 1.02 $18.89 $39,290