Early Childhood Education Jobs in Massachusetts

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Massachusetts has a rich history, bustling cities, and beautiful landscapes as well as some of the highest salaries in the nation for early childhood education workers. The state ranks in the top 15 for all categories of early childhood education jobs. Child care workers, kindergarten teachers, preschool teachers, and special education teachers are especially likely to find high-paying work. Boston, Springfield, and Worcester are three of the best places to find jobs with high salaries. However, preschool special education teachers may find that salaries for open jobs are closer to the national average for the field and may want to consider the cost of living in Massachusetts during their job hunt.

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Massachusetts Salary Rankings

#3

in the US for Childcare Workers

#5

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#6

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

#6

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#7

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#14

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Early Childhood Jobs in Massachusetts

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 14,840 $31,190 check115%
Childcare Workers 11,860 $24,600 check126%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 10,080 $45,510 check110%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 7,030 $63,010 check117%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,470 $60,770 check121%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 2,060 $50,950 check116%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 510 $54,510 check104%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 8,780 $25,080 check129%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 2,600 $22,530 check115%
Springfield, MA-CT 1,300 $22,590 check116%
Barnstable Town, MA 640 $27,570 check141%
Worcester, MA-CT 640 $23,490 check120%
New Bedford, MA 430 $19,120 eks98%
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 290 $22,390 check115%
Pittsfield, MA 150 $20,170 check103%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 1,700 $52,430 check119%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 200 $50,040 check114%
Worcester, MA-CT 140 $44,320 check101%
Springfield, MA-CT 140 $48,840 check111%
Pittsfield, MA 40 $39,680 eks90%
New Bedford, MA 40 $37,030 eks84%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 2,500 $55,470 check111%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 540 $65,970 check132%
Springfield, MA-CT 410 $61,920 check124%
Worcester, MA-CT 310 $67,290 check134%
Barnstable Town, MA 110 $65,460 check131%
New Bedford, MA 40 $66,720 check133%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 12,300 $31,260 check115%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 1,900 $27,670 check102%
Worcester, MA-CT 1,180 $27,990 check103%
Springfield, MA-CT 1,010 $31,770 check117%
New Bedford, MA 210 $27,900 check103%
Barnstable Town, MA 200 $34,990 check129%
Pittsfield, MA 180 $22,940 eks85%
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, MA 60 $51,220 check189%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 5,020 $61,790 check115%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 840 $67,480 check125%
Springfield, MA-CT 740 $60,700 check113%
Worcester, MA-CT 630 $67,280 check125%
Barnstable Town, MA 290 $62,280 check116%
New Bedford, MA 120 $69,450 check129%
Pittsfield, MA 60 $62,360 check116%
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
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH 320 $58,330 check111%
Providence-Fall River-Warwick, RI-MA 90 $60,470 check115%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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