Early Childhood Education Jobs in Michigan

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Michigan is known as a water and winter wonderland, and it can also be one for seekers of early childhood education jobs. Michigan ranks among the top 10 states in pay for preschool teachers, preschool education administrators, and kindergarten teachers. Detroit and Ann Arbor are both lucrative places for preschool teachers and education administrators, but Ann Arbor may not be the best spot for kindergarten teachers to find high-paying work. Special education teachers at the preschool level also have low salaries when compared to other states.

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Michigan Salary Rankings

#6

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#8

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#9

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#18

in the US for Childcare Workers

#35

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

Early Childhood Jobs in Michigan

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 18,950 $20,120 check103%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 9,700 $47,660 check115%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 6,980 $30,000 check111%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,690 $55,400 check111%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 1,100 $52,130 check119%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 250 $35,650 eks68%
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
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 8,650 $21,610 check111%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,200 $20,620 check106%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 1,030 $18,810 eks96%
Flint, MI 740 $20,540 check105%
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 640 $18,770 eks96%
Ann Arbor, MI 610 $20,040 check103%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 470 $18,770 eks96%
Battle Creek, MI 450 $18,060 eks93%
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 390 $19,170 eks98%
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 340 $21,120 check108%
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 330 $19,540 eks100%
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 220 $18,430 eks94%
Bay City, MI 200 $18,180 eks93%
Jackson, MI 150 $19,980 check102%
Monroe, MI 110 $18,090 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
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 550 $52,300 check119%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 70 $50,750 check115%
Ann Arbor, MI 60 $44,660 check102%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 50 $38,780 eks88%
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 40 $49,170 check112%
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
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 300 $52,340 check104%
Ann Arbor, MI 230 $30,070 eks60%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 140 $54,050 check108%
Flint, MI 120 $54,860 check109%
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 90 $54,410 check109%
Bay City, MI 60 $59,910 check120%
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 60 $50,650 check101%
Monroe, MI 40 $57,670 check115%
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 30 $53,480 check107%
Jackson, MI 30 $53,140 check106%
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
Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI 3,360 $29,860 check110%
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 610 $28,040 check103%
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 430 $27,730 check102%
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 350 $27,500 check101%
Flint, MI 340 $44,050 check162%
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 310 $24,990 eks92%
Ann Arbor, MI 270 $29,950 check110%
Holland-Grand Haven, MI 170 $22,130 eks82%
Muskegon-Norton Shores, MI 160 $23,690 eks87%
Saginaw-Saginaw Township North, MI 130 $25,660 eks95%
Battle Creek, MI 80 $25,760 eks95%
Monroe, MI 80 $34,030 check125%
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 70 $35,850 check132%
Jackson, MI 50 $31,020 check114%
Bay City, MI 30 $36,190 check133%
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
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 60 $46,710 eks89%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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