Early Childhood Education Jobs in Kansas

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Kansas is known for many things, including being the home of the fictional hero Superman, but salaries in the state may not be so super. Preschool education administrators and special education teachers have the best chance of finding jobs paying above the national average for their field. Topeka and Kansas City offer early childhood education positions with decent pay. However, preschool teachers and elementary special education teachers, in general, find that most jobs offer low salaries compared to other states.

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Kansas Salary Rankings

#15

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#15

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#33

in the US for Childcare Workers

#35

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#36

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#36

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

Early Childhood Jobs in Kansas

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 5,270 $18,470 eks95%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 2,210 $46,710 eks87%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 2,160 $23,600 eks87%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,750 $44,480 eks89%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 1,290 $37,640 eks91%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 290 $44,270 check101%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 110 $53,470 check102%
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
Kansas City, MO-KS 5,520 $18,770 eks96%
Wichita, KS 1,510 $18,040 eks92%
Elizabethtown, KY 480 $18,300 eks94%
Lawrence, KS 460 $18,050 eks93%
Topeka, KS 280 $19,480 eks100%
Manhattan, KS 180 $18,850 eks97%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 80 $18,160 eks93%
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
Kansas City, MO-KS 310 $49,230 check112%
Wichita, KS 60 $39,900 eks91%
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
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,020 $46,110 eks92%
Wichita, KS 350 $45,310 eks90%
Topeka, KS 160 $50,690 check101%
Manhattan, KS 100 $40,720 eks81%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 50 $40,300 eks80%
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
Kansas City, MO-KS 2,080 $27,460 check101%
Wichita, KS 290 $19,440 eks72%
Topeka, KS 220 $26,530 eks98%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 150 $18,650 eks69%
Lawrence, KS 100 $25,080 eks92%
Bowling Green, KY 70 $34,710 check128%
Manhattan, KS 50 $28,430 check105%
Elizabethtown, KY 40 $36,650 check135%
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
Kansas City, MO-KS 1,780 $46,920 eks87%
Wichita, KS 390 $49,410 eks92%
Topeka, KS 220 $51,330 eks95%
Elizabethtown, KY 120 $46,860 eks87%
St. Joseph, MO-KS 60 $40,880 eks76%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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