Early Childhood Education Jobs in Maryland

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Don’t take what you’ve seen on the HBO crime drama TV series “The Wire” as an example of what all of Maryland is like. This state actually offers high-paying jobs in early childhood education. Special education teachers at the preschool and elementary school levels can find salaries averaging about $62,000 and $59,000, respectively. Baltimore has a strong record of paying special education and preschool teachers above the national average. Kindergarten teachers, however, may have a harder time finding high salaries.

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Maryland Salary Rankings

#4

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#8

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

#16

in the US for Childcare Workers

#17

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#20

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#28

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Maryland

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 10,530 $20,730 check106%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 7,170 $27,950 check103%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 5,030 $48,900 check118%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 3,090 $59,520 check111%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,850 $46,150 eks92%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 980 $41,890 eks95%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 360 $62,880 check120%
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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 15,660 $20,450 check105%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,190 $22,140 check113%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 5,550 $20,560 check105%
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 530 $18,500 eks95%
Salisbury, MD 130 $18,740 eks96%
Cumberland, MD-WV 90 $17,850 eks91%
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
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 1,400 $42,520 eks97%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,100 $45,920 check104%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 480 $37,340 eks85%
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%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 2,910 $52,640 check105%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,330 $45,880 eks92%
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 160 $47,000 eks94%
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%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,960 $30,170 check111%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 3,380 $27,940 check103%
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 370 $29,990 check111%
Salisbury, MD 170 $27,940 check103%
Cumberland, MD-WV 100 $35,190 check130%
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%
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,730 $60,530 check112%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,520 $65,330 check121%
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 240 $45,140 eks84%
Cumberland, MD-WV 100 $40,340 eks75%
Salisbury, MD 50 $70,300 check131%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 $82,890 check158%
Baltimore-Towson, MD 290 $64,260 check122%
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 290 $57,470 check110%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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