Early Childhood Education Jobs in Washington DC

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Washington D.C. isn’t known only for monuments and the Smithsonian. It’s also one of the best cities for early childhood education workers to find steady, high-paying work. Preschool teachers, special education teachers, child care workers, and social workers all tend to earn salaries over the national average. Cities in the surrounding area, like Arlington and Alexandria, also have job opportunities for those who don’t want to work solely inside the city. Washington D.C. is the best place for child care workers to find high salaries, but it’s one of the worst for kindergarten teachers.

District Of Columbia Salary Rankings

#1

in the US for Childcare Workers

#13

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#13

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#14

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

#39

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in District Of Columbia

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,840 $53,420 check129%
Childcare Workers 1,600 $29,080 check149%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,110 $28,650 check106%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 400 $56,520 check105%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 340 $44,550 check101%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 300 $41,890 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,190 $22,140 check113%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,100 $45,920 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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,170 $53,820 check107%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,960 $30,170 check111%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,730 $60,530 check112%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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