Early Childhood Education Jobs in Ohio

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Ohio has a diverse mix of neighborhoods, from urban to rural, and the salaries for early childhood education workers are also mixed. Salaries rank among the top 20 states for kindergarten teachers and special education teachers. Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Springfield are good locations for these teachers to start looking for work. In spite of the good salaries that other Ohio teachers find, though, preschool teachers and preschool education administrators may have a hard time finding high-paying work, compared to those in other states.

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Ohio Salary Rankings

#7

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#12

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

#16

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#24

in the US for Childcare Workers

#39

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#47

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Ohio

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 16,700 $22,090 eks81%
Childcare Workers 16,270 $19,230 eks99%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 9,060 $57,100 check106%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 8,520 $38,100 eks92%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 5,720 $55,740 check111%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 2,590 $37,460 eks85%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 710 $53,340 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
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 4,200 $19,420 eks100%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,190 $20,050 check103%
Columbus, OH 2,970 $20,510 check105%
Dayton, OH 1,380 $18,350 eks94%
Akron, OH 1,040 $18,630 eks95%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 990 $18,990 eks97%
Toledo, OH 960 $21,990 check113%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 600 $17,880 eks92%
Canton-Massillon, OH 540 $18,680 eks96%
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 300 $17,650 eks90%
Wheeling, WV-OH 210 $17,800 eks91%
Springfield, OH 190 $25,530 check131%
Mansfield, OH 170 $18,050 eks93%
Sandusky, OH 90 $20,880 check107%
Lima, OH 80 $23,340 check120%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 60 $17,590 eks90%
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
Columbus, OH 630 $40,890 eks93%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 590 $36,870 eks84%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 450 $36,050 eks82%
Dayton, OH 200 $36,950 eks84%
Akron, OH 150 $38,880 eks88%
Toledo, OH 140 $34,320 eks78%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 120 $26,720 eks61%
Canton-Massillon, OH 60 $41,260 eks94%
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
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 990 $61,840 check123%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 910 $63,540 check127%
Columbus, OH 700 $53,890 check108%
Dayton, OH 600 $55,710 check111%
Akron, OH 470 $62,680 check125%
Toledo, OH 420 $47,940 eks96%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 290 $54,080 check108%
Canton-Massillon, OH 150 $39,650 eks79%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 130 $40,400 eks81%
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 110 $51,960 check104%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 100 $46,970 eks94%
Mansfield, OH 90 $45,620 eks91%
Wheeling, WV-OH 80 $51,060 check102%
Springfield, OH 60 $55,120 check110%
Lima, OH 60 $50,250 eks100%
Sandusky, OH 50 $59,080 check118%
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
Columbus, OH 3,820 $22,170 eks82%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 3,750 $20,310 eks75%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 3,220 $23,730 eks87%
Dayton, OH 1,110 $22,450 eks83%
Toledo, OH 980 $22,950 eks85%
Akron, OH 970 $22,710 eks84%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 600 $22,460 eks83%
Canton-Massillon, OH 460 $22,380 eks82%
Springfield, OH 190 $21,930 eks81%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 190 $24,750 eks91%
Lima, OH 150 $19,180 eks71%
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 140 $29,850 check110%
Mansfield, OH 100 $42,460 check157%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 70 $27,440 check101%
Wheeling, WV-OH 70 $23,120 eks85%
Sandusky, OH 50 $22,940 eks85%
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
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 1,820 $56,250 check105%
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 1,730 $63,830 check119%
Columbus, OH 950 $55,620 check103%
Toledo, OH 750 $53,620 eks100%
Dayton, OH 720 $58,140 check108%
Akron, OH 700 $52,640 eks98%
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA 550 $55,520 check103%
Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH 320 $43,910 eks82%
Canton-Massillon, OH 280 $55,100 check102%
Parkersburg-Marietta-Vienna, WV-OH 250 $49,020 eks91%
Steubenville-Weirton, OH-WV 210 $38,720 eks72%
Sandusky, OH 130 $52,080 eks97%
Wheeling, WV-OH 120 $44,830 eks83%
Mansfield, OH 90 $54,000 eks100%
Lima, OH 80 $58,450 check109%
Springfield, OH 70 $54,410 check101%
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
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH 200 $56,480 check108%
Columbus, OH 110 $54,720 check104%
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 70 $50,830 eks97%
Dayton, OH 40 $46,220 eks88%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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