Early Childhood Education Jobs in Nebraska

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Nebraska is known as the Cornhusker State, so it may surprise you to read that it’s one of the best states for early childhood education jobs. With regard to salary, Nebraska ranks in the top 10 for preschool teachers and preschool special education teachers. Omaha is one of the best cities for teachers in preschools to find well-paying jobs. However, social education teachers in elementary schools and childcare workers may not find jobs that pay close to the national average.

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Nebraska Salary Rankings

#7

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#10

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#12

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#31

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#37

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

#42

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in Nebraska

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 6,160 $18,080 eks93%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2,360 $35,590 eks86%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,450 $46,550 eks86%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,220 $45,350 eks90%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,070 $31,000 check114%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 140 $44,580 check101%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 60 $59,600 check114%
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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 3,360 $18,200 eks93%
Lincoln, NE 1,130 $17,820 eks91%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 390 $18,440 eks95%
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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 100 $43,250 eks98%
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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 490 $43,830 eks87%
Lincoln, NE 250 $43,440 eks87%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 $44,270 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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 610 $33,500 check123%
Lincoln, NE 280 $23,050 eks85%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 150 $21,220 eks78%
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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 670 $44,420 eks83%
Lincoln, NE 210 $45,590 eks85%
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 100 $43,050 eks80%
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
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 50 $59,440 check113%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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