Early Childhood Education Jobs in Delaware
Don’t let Delaware’s diminutive size fool you – many of this state’s early childhood education salaries are competitive when compared to the national average. And while salaries for certain professionals, including child, family, and school social workers and preschool teachers are lower here, kindergarten teachers and preschool administrators enjoy salaries that come in well above the national average.
- Rasmussen College - Early Childhood Education Associate's Degree - Child Development Specialization, and Bachelor’s in ECE Leadership
USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching Online - Prepare for teaching credential
- Fordham University - Online Master of Science in Teaching
- USC - Master's in School Counseling Online
- NYU - Master’s Degree in School Counseling Online
- Vanderbilt Peabody College - Online Master’s with School Counseling
- Capella University - Online Master's in Early Childhood Education
- Concordia University - Online MEd in Curriculum & Instruction in Early Childhood Education
Delaware Salary Rankings
in the US for Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School
in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education
in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare
Early Childhood Jobs in Delaware
The number of early childhood education jobs in Delaware, while obviously small when compared to other states in the country, is surprisingly highly concentrated for many occupations.
|Occupation||Total Employed||Median Annual Salary||% of US Median|
|Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education||2,150||$28,910||84%|
|Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School||1,090||$61,010||97%|
|Child, Family, and School Social Workers||1,190||$40,380||81%|
|Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education||390||$60,140||103%|
|Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare||230||$59,480||111%|
|= Salary below nat’l. avg. = Salary above nat’l. avg.|
Delaware ranks first in the nation among states with the highest concentration of preschool teacher jobs. It also ranks fourth for its concentration of special education teacher jobs in kindergarten and elementary school settings and fifth for its concentration of education administrator jobs in preschool and childcare center settings.
Childcare Workers – There are 1,070 childcare workers jobs in Delaware, and the average, annual pay for this occupation is $22,300 – about $2,000 less than the national average. Employment among Delaware’s childcare workers is expected to increase by 8.3% through 2026.
Child, Family, and School Social Workers – Delaware is home to 1,190 child, family, and school social worker jobs, and the annual, average salary for this occupation is $40,380 – that’s about $9,000 less than the national average. Child, family, and school social worker jobs in Delaware are expected to rise 13.3% through 2026.
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education – Delaware’s kindergarten teachers earn an annual, average salary of $60,140 – that’s about $2,000 more than the national average. The number of jobs in this profession total 390 here. Jobs among Delaware’s kindergarten teachers are expected to rise by 6.4% through 2026.
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education – Delaware is home to 2,150 preschool teacher jobs. This profession’s annual, average salary in Delaware is $28,910. The number of jobs for preschool teachers in Delaware is expected to rise by 5.9% through 2026.
Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School – There are 1,090 special education teacher jobs in kindergarten and elementary school settings in Delaware. The annual, average salary for these Delaware professionals is $61,010, or about $2,000 less than the national average. Jobs for special ed teachers in Delaware’s kindergarten and elementary schools should rise by 5.8% through 2026.
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare – Education administrator jobs in preschool and childcare settings total 230 in Delaware. These educational professionals earn an annual, average salary of $59,480, which ranks them fifth in the nation for pay, behind only those in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, Massachusetts. Jobs for Delaware’s preschool and childcare education administrators should see a 4.3% rise through 2026.
City-Level Job Stats
Salaries for early childhood educators in the greater Wilmington metropolitan area are competitive with the national average and, in many cases, exceed it. For example, special education teachers in kindergarten and elementary school settings here earn an annual, average salary of $68,220 – that’s about $5,000 more than the national average. And while preschool teachers in the Dover area earn less than the national average, their annual, average salary is about $1,000 more than the state average.
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,400 $31,720
- Dover, DE 320 $29,900
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,810 $59,670
Special Education Teachers – Preschool
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD 130 $53,230
Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD 4,980 $68,220
Education Administrators – Preschool and Childcare
- Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,580 $56,920
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed April 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_de.htm#25-0000.
BLS salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.