Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
424,520 1.3 % $16.54 $34,410 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.91 $11.56 $14.32 $18.78 $26.61
Annual Wage (2) $20,610 $24,040 $29,780 $39,060 $55,350


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 294,560 32.65 $14.45 $30,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,180 0.87 $24.22 $50,390
Individual and Family Services 13,550 0.56 $16.56 $34,440
Religious Organizations 9,200 4.68 $19.59 $40,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 8,210 0.15 $17.45 $36,290

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 294,560 32.65 $14.45 $30,050
Religious Organizations 9,200 4.68 $19.59 $40,750
Civic and Social Organizations 6,510 1.70 $15.84 $32,950
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,170 1.00 $16.13 $33,560
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,180 0.87 $24.22 $50,390

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) 30 (7) $24.68 $51,340
Elementary and Secondary Schools 74,180 0.87 $24.22 $50,390
Junior Colleges 1,240 0.17 $21.38 $44,470
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 120 0.03 $21.03 $43,730
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $19.95 $41,500


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 52,950 3.11 1.06 $18.20 $37,850
Texas 34,790 2.87 0.98 $16.81 $34,960
New York 30,790 3.28 1.12 $23.38 $48,630
Florida 25,940 3.01 1.03 $13.46 $27,990
Illinois 24,120 4.03 1.37 $15.14 $31,500




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 2,150 4.78 1.63 $13.90 $28,910
Massachusetts 16,360 4.58 1.56 $18.84 $39,180
New Hampshire 2,950 4.52 1.54 $14.84 $30,860
Illinois 24,120 4.03 1.37 $15.14 $31,500
Vermont 1,200 3.92 1.34 $16.49 $34,290




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 30,790 3.28 1.12 $23.38 $48,630
Connecticut 5,690 3.43 1.17 $20.84 $43,350
District of Columbia 1,380 1.94 0.66 $20.22 $42,060
New Jersey 15,820 3.91 1.33 $19.65 $40,880
Hawaii 1,420 2.21 0.75 $19.02 $39,560





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 35,280 3.71 1.27 $23.63 $49,140
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 19,560 4.21 1.44 $15.19 $31,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 17,040 2.78 0.95 $18.36 $38,190
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 13,490 4.89 1.67 $19.01 $39,540
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,870 3.33 1.13 $16.52 $34,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,810 3.45 1.18 $19.47 $40,490
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 10,280 4.25 1.45 $20.89 $43,460
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,130 3.40 1.16 $16.90 $35,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 9,770 3.64 1.24 $14.68 $30,540
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,400 3.30 1.13 $15.25 $31,720