Early Childhood Education Jobs in Indiana

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While the sports culture in Indiana shines, salaries for early childhood education jobs are pretty lackluster. Pay for kindergarten teachers and elementary special education teachers is about $47,000 and $49,000, respectively. These are the highest average salaries for early childhood education positions in the state. Many jobs with competitive pay can be found in the areas bordering Illinois, Ohio, and Kentucky. Preschool teachers and preschool special education teachers are, on average, underpaid and may wish to consider commuting outside the state for competitive wages.

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Indiana Salary Rankings

#25

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#26

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

#32

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#32

in the US for Childcare Workers

#35

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#37

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Early Childhood Jobs in Indiana

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 9,810 $18,540 eks95%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 4,950 $34,130 eks82%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 4,820 $23,610 eks87%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,100 $47,110 eks94%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 2,700 $49,720 eks92%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 780 $39,190 eks89%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 220 $31,430 eks60%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 12,140 $22,020 check113%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 4,810 $18,200 eks93%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4,200 $19,420 eks100%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 3,410 $19,470 eks100%
Evansville, IN-KY 690 $18,150 eks93%
Fort Wayne, IN 500 $17,820 eks91%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 470 $18,770 eks96%
Muncie, IN 360 $18,430 eks94%
Bloomington, IN 330 $18,300 eks94%
Lafayette, IN 290 $18,440 eks95%
Terre Haute, IN 280 $17,860 eks92%
Anderson, IN 180 $17,640 eks90%
Michigan City-La Porte, IN 160 $17,470 eks90%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 130 $19,200 eks98%
Kokomo, IN 100 $17,550 eks90%
Columbus, IN 60 $19,730 check101%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1,800 $47,790 check109%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 450 $36,050 eks82%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 250 $38,100 eks87%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 100 $39,800 eks91%
Fort Wayne, IN 100 $40,200 eks91%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 $38,780 eks88%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 3,910 $46,220 eks92%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 990 $61,840 check123%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 860 $49,240 eks98%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 570 $53,870 check107%
Fort Wayne, IN 220 $48,480 eks97%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 170 $51,010 check102%
Evansville, IN-KY 160 $42,810 eks85%
Bloomington, IN 80 $46,780 eks93%
Terre Haute, IN 70 $46,160 eks92%
Anderson, IN 50 $41,390 eks83%
Muncie, IN 50 $39,690 eks79%
Kokomo, IN 40 $43,890 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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 13,040 $24,540 eks90%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,750 $20,310 eks75%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,710 $23,750 eks88%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 770 $23,370 eks86%
Fort Wayne, IN 520 $22,830 eks84%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 350 $27,500 check101%
Evansville, IN-KY 340 $23,850 eks88%
Lafayette, IN 140 $24,750 eks91%
Elkhart-Goshen, IN 120 $19,030 eks70%
Muncie, IN 100 $23,310 eks86%
Kokomo, IN 90 $30,790 check113%
Anderson, IN 70 $18,580 eks68%
Terre Haute, IN 40 $28,460 check105%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 7,250 $63,300 check118%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,820 $56,250 check105%
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 980 $54,130 check101%
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 960 $50,150 eks93%
Fort Wayne, IN 210 $50,680 eks94%
Evansville, IN-KY 110 $47,760 eks89%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 60 $49,840 eks93%
Terre Haute, IN 60 $52,300 eks97%
Anderson, IN 50 $44,990 eks84%
Bloomington, IN 50 $49,650 eks92%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 350 $58,990 check112%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 70 $50,830 eks97%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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