Early Childhood Education Jobs in Arkansas

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Arkansas is home to former president Bill Clinton and musician Johnny Cash, but the salaries for early childhood education jobs aren’t quite so accomplished. Preschool teachers have the best chance of finding jobs with competitive pay, the average being about $26,000. Fayetteville is one city offering competitive salaries for several specialties within the field. Statewide, though, pay rates for preschool education administrators and child care workers are low compared to other states.

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Arkansas Salary Rankings

#26

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#33

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#36

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#38

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

#41

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#47

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in Arkansas

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 7,160 $17,960 eks92%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,730 $26,580 eks98%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,250 $44,080 eks88%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,610 $46,460 eks86%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,330 $34,730 eks84%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 740 $36,950 eks84%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 380 $38,250 eks73%
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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,950 $17,910 eks92%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 2,060 $17,870 eks92%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,290 $18,280 eks94%
Fort Smith, AR-OK 500 $17,810 eks91%
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 360 $17,840 eks91%
Hot Springs, AR 230 $18,220 eks93%
Jonesboro, AR 230 $17,520 eks90%
Pine Bluff, AR 160 $17,930 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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 240 $34,310 eks78%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 200 $35,610 eks81%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 170 $32,000 eks73%
Fort Smith, AR-OK 50 $34,350 eks78%
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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 970 $52,020 check104%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 560 $46,180 eks92%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 370 $50,250 eks100%
Fort Smith, AR-OK 240 $42,090 eks84%
Jonesboro, AR 140 $38,730 eks77%
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 90 $40,780 eks81%
Hot Springs, AR 40 $45,360 eks91%
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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 2,050 $21,400 eks79%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 870 $23,750 eks88%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 470 $26,610 eks98%
Fort Smith, AR-OK 180 $28,300 check104%
Hot Springs, AR 170 $23,140 eks85%
Jonesboro, AR 100 $34,840 check128%
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 100 $30,030 check111%
Pine Bluff, AR 80 $30,510 check112%
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
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,020 $53,340 eks99%
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 420 $48,830 eks91%
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 260 $56,550 check105%
Fort Smith, AR-OK 150 $49,990 eks93%
Pine Bluff, AR 80 $47,260 eks88%
Jonesboro, AR 70 $39,270 eks73%
Hot Springs, AR 70 $46,050 eks86%
Texarkana-Texarkana, TX-AR 70 $44,890 eks83%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Statistics for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 60 $43,930 eks84%
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 40 $38,830 eks74%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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