Early Childhood Education Jobs in Delaware

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Don’t let Delaware’s small size fool you. Certain specialties within early childhood education can find large enough salaries throughout the state to compete. Elementary special education teachers and kindergarten teachers are both likely to find jobs paying above the national average. Delaware ranks among the top 20 for those salaries, compared with other states. Job seekers in those specialties may find the best pickings in the area around Wilmington. Preschool education administrators and preschool teachers don’t fare as well, on average, when looking for competitive salaries.

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Delaware Salary Rankings

#9

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

#13

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#34

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#46

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Delaware

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,170 $22,190 eks82%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,370 $59,200 check110%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 890 $37,440 eks90%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 470 $52,370 check104%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 190 $38,760 eks88%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

City-Level Job Stats

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Statistics for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

Location Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,400 $42,520 eks97%
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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,910 $52,640 check105%
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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 8,670 $24,410 eks90%
Dover, DE 370 $20,400 eks75%
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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 5,970 $59,660 check111%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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