Early Childhood Education Jobs in Alabama

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Alabama’s agricultural industry thrives because of the fertile ground. The prospects for early childhood education are similarly fertile, but only for certain specialties. For example, Alabama offers the fourth-highest average salary for preschool education administrators, but ranks almost last for child care worker salaries. Salaries also vary widely from city to city — locations outstanding in one specialty may not be competitive for another.

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Alabama Salary Rankings

#4

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#22

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#23

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

#24

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#27

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#46

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in Alabama

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 10,900 $17,990 eks92%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3,610 $38,710 eks93%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,880 $48,380 eks97%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,010 $26,710 eks98%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,690 $50,890 eks95%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 300 $53,900 check123%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 40 $44,170 eks84%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Childcare Workers

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 3,930 $18,050 eks93%
Mobile, AL 1,140 $17,910 eks92%
Huntsville, AL 1,040 $18,000 eks92%
Montgomery, AL 750 $17,810 eks91%
Columbus, GA-AL 650 $17,590 eks90%
Tuscaloosa, AL 590 $17,910 eks92%
Auburn-Opelika, AL 370 $17,760 eks91%
Dothan, AL 290 $17,750 eks91%
Florence-Muscle Shoals, AL 210 $17,720 eks91%
Decatur, AL 180 $17,510 eks90%
Anniston-Oxford, AL 180 $18,590 eks95%
Gadsden, AL 140 $17,870 eks92%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Montgomery, AL 40 $45,580 check104%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 460 $48,120 eks96%
Columbus, GA-AL 260 $55,270 check110%
Auburn-Opelika, AL 250 $56,200 check112%
Huntsville, AL 170 $48,910 eks98%
Tuscaloosa, AL 160 $45,800 eks91%
Decatur, AL 120 $53,630 check107%
Dothan, AL 90 $44,110 eks88%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 450 $24,400 eks90%
Columbus, GA-AL 300 $18,980 eks70%
Mobile, AL 130 $28,040 check103%
Anniston-Oxford, AL 90 $19,640 eks72%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Birmingham-Hoover, AL 290 $52,580 eks98%
Columbus, GA-AL 200 $48,360 eks90%
Huntsville, AL 140 $51,660 eks96%
Montgomery, AL 140 $46,460 eks86%
Decatur, AL 120 $51,120 eks95%
Tuscaloosa, AL 120 $47,530 eks88%
Auburn-Opelika, AL 80 $55,290 check103%
Dothan, AL 40 $48,420 eks90%
Anniston-Oxford, AL 40 $48,650 eks90%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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