Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

11-9031 Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare Center/Program

Plan, direct, or coordinate the academic and nonacademic activities of preschool and childcare centers or programs. Excludes "Preschool Teachers" (25-2011).


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)
47,150 1.7 % $25.09 $52,190 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $13.71 $16.78 $21.76 $29.91 $41.88
Annual Wage (2) $28,520 $34,900 $45,260 $62,210 $87,120


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 31,210 3.84 $22.57 $46,950
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,190 0.09 $34.74 $72,250
Individual and Family Services 2,160 0.15 $26.45 $55,020
Civic and Social Organizations 1,340 0.35 $24.29 $50,520
Religious Organizations 1,010 0.54 $25.51 $53,070

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 31,210 3.84 $22.57 $46,950
Religious Organizations 1,010 0.54 $25.51 $53,070
Civic and Social Organizations 1,340 0.35 $24.29 $50,520
Social Advocacy Organizations 370 0.19 $26.22 $54,530
Grantmaking and Giving Services 240 0.18 $24.81 $51,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 7,190 0.09 $34.74 $72,250
Junior Colleges 320 0.04 $29.96 $62,320
Educational Support Services 130 0.09 $29.12 $60,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 120 (7) $28.91 $60,130
Other Residential Care Facilities 50 0.03 $28.54 $59,360


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 7,280 0.48 1.38 $28.27 $58,800
New York 4,460 0.51 1.45 $31.30 $65,110
Ohio 2,610 0.50 1.44 $22.23 $46,240
Illinois 2,420 0.42 1.20 $24.86 $51,700
Massachusetts 2,230 0.67 1.92 $28.02 $58,290




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)
Vermont 230 0.76 2.19 $22.31 $46,400
Massachusetts 2,230 0.67 1.92 $28.02 $58,290
District of Columbia 420 0.63 1.80 $26.64 $55,420
Arkansas 670 0.58 1.66 $23.17 $48,180
Hawaii 320 0.53 1.51 $23.43 $48,730




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 1,730 0.45 1.28 $32.12 $66,800
Florida 500 0.06 0.19 $31.44 $65,400
New York 4,460 0.51 1.45 $31.30 $65,110
Rhode Island 130 0.29 0.83 $29.07 $60,470
California 7,280 0.48 1.38 $28.27 $58,800





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 2,910 0.54 1.55 $34.45 $71,650
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,760 0.43 1.24 $28.17 $58,600
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,640 0.44 1.25 $25.90 $53,880
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,080 0.60 1.72 $31.05 $64,570
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 990 0.42 1.19 $27.05 $56,270
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 980 0.52 1.50 $22.05 $45,870
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.92 2.64 $28.41 $59,100
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 920 0.38 1.10 $22.48 $46,760
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 860 0.47 1.35 $24.05 $50,020
Columbus, OH 730 0.76 2.17 $21.04 $43,760




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)
Pittsfield, MA 40 1.31 3.75 $21.38 $44,470
Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, MA-NH NECTA Division 80 1.23 3.51 $24.67 $51,310
Corvallis, OR 40 1.11 3.17 $19.99 $41,580
Peabody, MA NECTA Division 110 1.07 3.07 $22.26 $46,290
Clarksville, TN-KY 80 1.00 2.87 $13.46 $28,000
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 940 0.92 2.64 $28.41 $59,100
Framingham, MA NECTA Division 140 0.85 2.43 $24.89 $51,770
New Haven, CT 220 0.81 2.33 $24.09 $50,110
Santa Rosa-Petaluma, CA 150 0.81 2.31 (8) (8)
Worcester, MA-CT 190 0.78 2.24 $25.11 $52,230




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Merced, CA 40 0.59 1.69 $41.53 $86,380
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 160 0.18 0.51 $39.44 $82,040
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 50 0.41 1.18 $38.54 $80,160
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 420 0.44 1.25 $37.86 $78,750
Barnstable Town, MA 40 0.41 1.17 $34.97 $72,750
Lynchburg, VA 50 0.53 1.52 $34.55 $71,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,910 0.54 1.55 $34.45 $71,650
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 380 0.28 0.81 $33.66 $70,010
Flint, MI 40 0.33 0.95 $33.45 $69,570
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 60 0.27 0.78 $33.20 $69,050

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area 100 0.46 1.33 $13.00 $27,030
Northwest Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.84 2.42 $18.46 $38,400
Other North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 100 0.32 0.92 $23.96 $49,830
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.93 2.68 $22.73 $47,280
Western Central North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 90 0.36 1.04 $22.78 $47,370

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Vermont nonmetropolitan area 90 1.23 3.51 $21.47 $44,660
Central Montana nonmetropolitan area 40 1.15 3.29 $19.41 $40,360
Central Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 70 0.94 2.69 $23.10 $48,050
East Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 90 0.93 2.68 $22.73 $47,280
Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area 30 0.91 2.62 $22.23 $46,250

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 40 0.63 1.79 $29.22 $60,770
Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 0.63 $28.55 $59,380
Northwest Illinois nonmetropolitan area 40 0.31 0.89 $28.14 $58,540
North Central Colorado nonmetropolitan area 40 0.49 1.41 $28.04 $58,330
Upper Savannah South Carolina nonmetropolitan area 40 0.34 0.99 $27.73 $57,690


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015