Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
385,550 1.3 % $16.01 $33,300 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $9.34 $10.94 $13.84 $18.44 $26.11
Annual Wage (2) $19,430 $22,750 $28,790 $38,350 $54,310


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 260,200 30.25 $13.78 $28,670
Elementary and Secondary Schools 75,060 0.89 $23.35 $48,570
Individual and Family Services 13,160 0.78 $16.16 $33,620
Religious Organizations 8,700 4.54 $17.45 $36,300
Local Government (OES Designation) 6,520 0.12 $16.94 $35,240

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 260,200 30.25 $13.78 $28,670
Religious Organizations 8,700 4.54 $17.45 $36,300
Civic and Social Organizations 6,250 1.63 $15.49 $32,220
Social Advocacy Organizations 2,060 1.00 $15.74 $32,750
Elementary and Secondary Schools 75,060 0.89 $23.35 $48,570

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 75,060 0.89 $23.35 $48,570
Junior Colleges 1,460 0.19 $20.47 $42,590
Educational Support Services 1,070 0.62 $20.05 $41,700
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations (8) (8) $19.75 $41,070
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 100 0.01 $19.25 $40,030


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 48,570 3.04 1.11 $17.18 $35,740
New York 40,010 4.40 1.60 $20.14 $41,900
Texas 27,140 2.31 0.84 $17.22 $35,820
Illinois 19,230 3.26 1.19 $15.84 $32,950
Florida 19,160 2.33 0.85 $13.21 $27,480




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 2,020 4.58 1.67 $13.93 $28,980
Massachusetts 15,610 4.51 1.64 $17.26 $35,900
New York 40,010 4.40 1.60 $20.14 $41,900
New Hampshire 2,820 4.37 1.59 $14.42 $30,000
Oregon 6,800 3.80 1.38 $14.53 $30,230




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 810 0.84 0.30 $20.18 $41,970
New York 40,010 4.40 1.60 $20.14 $41,900
New Jersey 14,050 3.55 1.29 $19.58 $40,720
Alaska 520 1.61 0.59 $18.45 $38,370
District of Columbia 990 1.41 0.51 $18.02 $37,480





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 30,990 4.71 1.71 $23.01 $47,860
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 12,600 3.46 1.26 $16.15 $33,600
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 11,500 2.73 0.99 $17.77 $36,950
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 8,860 3.47 1.26 $14.42 $30,000
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 8,410 2.86 1.04 $15.00 $31,210
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 8,350 4.63 1.69 $18.07 $37,590
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,170 2.88 1.05 $18.50 $38,470
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 5,390 2.22 0.81 $16.63 $34,590
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 5,020 2.59 0.94 $13.45 $27,980
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 4,960 4.57 1.66 $17.82 $37,060