Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
409,740 1.2 % $16.15 $33,590 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.60 $11.15 $13.94 $18.52 $26.34
Annual Wage (2) $19,970 $23,190 $28,990 $38,520 $54,780


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 283,830 32.18 $13.98 $29,080
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,810 0.86 $24.06 $50,040
Individual and Family Services 14,030 0.61 $16.29 $33,870
Religious Organizations 8,620 4.45 $18.03 $37,500
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 7,770 0.14 $17.51 $36,420

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 283,830 32.18 $13.98 $29,080
Religious Organizations 8,620 4.45 $18.03 $37,500
Civic and Social Organizations 5,950 1.54 $15.48 $32,200
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,020 0.95 $15.02 $31,240
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,810 0.86 $24.06 $50,040

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 72,810 0.86 $24.06 $50,040
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 30 (7) $23.98 $49,880
Junior Colleges 1,410 0.19 $21.57 $44,860
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 120 0.03 $20.35 $42,330
Educational Support Services 1,280 0.72 $19.81 $41,200


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 51,990 3.11 1.08 $17.67 $36,760
Texas 34,950 2.94 1.02 $16.73 $34,800
New York 34,110 3.70 1.29 $21.30 $44,310
Florida 21,380 2.54 0.88 $13.14 $27,340
Illinois 20,620 3.48 1.21 $15.27 $31,750




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 2,280 5.16 1.79 $13.79 $28,670
New Hampshire 3,120 4.80 1.67 $14.90 $30,990
Massachusetts 16,390 4.65 1.62 $18.04 $37,510
Oregon 7,120 3.89 1.35 $14.24 $29,620
Maryland 10,000 3.75 1.31 $17.22 $35,810




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 34,110 3.70 1.29 $21.30 $44,310
District of Columbia 1,320 1.86 0.65 $20.01 $41,630
Connecticut 5,490 3.32 1.15 $19.30 $40,150
New Jersey 14,960 3.73 1.30 $19.28 $40,110
Nebraska 1,090 1.13 0.39 $18.88 $39,270



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 27,720 4.14 1.44 $23.69 $49,270
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 13,260 3.62 1.26 $15.32 $31,860
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 12,540 2.83 0.98 $18.07 $37,590
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,570 3.61 1.26 $15.50 $32,230
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 10,220 3.90 1.36 $14.39 $29,930
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 9,210 5.00 1.74 $18.65 $38,790
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,520 2.99 1.04 $19.68 $40,920
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 6,680 2.68 0.93 $16.53 $34,390
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 5,610 5.15 1.79 $19.58 $40,720
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 5,290 2.74 0.95 $16.87 $35,090


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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)
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 390 7.61 2.65 $14.42 $30,000
Boulder, CO 1,240 6.97 2.43 $15.36 $31,940
Warner Robins, GA 470 6.76 2.35 $14.75 $30,670
El Centro, CA 390 6.44 2.24 $20.00 $41,600
Haverhill-Newburyport-Amesbury Town, MA-NH NECTA Division 420 6.35 2.21 $14.72 $30,610
Lawrence-Methuen Town-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 510 6.21 2.16 $18.61 $38,710
New Bern, NC 270 6.11 2.13 $12.25 $25,470
Jonesboro, AR 330 6.03 2.10 $16.89 $35,120
Waterbury, CT 410 5.95 2.07 $22.38 $46,550
Goldsboro, NC 230 5.80 2.02 $11.72 $24,370