Early Childhood Education Jobs in Oregon

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Oregon is a wonderful state for exploring nature and for teaching, too, if you work in early childhood education. It’s one of the best states for kindergarten teachers and special education teachers at the preschool and elementary school levels. Portland and Eugene are two of the best cities to find work, especially for child care workers, kindergarten teachers, and special education teachers. However, keep in mind that salaries for preschool teachers in Oregon are well below the national average.

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Oregon Salary Rankings

#7

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#14

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#15

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

#19

in the US for Childcare Workers

#21

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#40

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Oregon

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 5,800 $23,170 eks85%
Childcare Workers 5,150 $19,890 check102%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3,310 $41,680 eks100%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,550 $52,000 check104%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,200 $55,810 check104%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 530 $41,720 eks95%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 140 $59,810 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,110 $20,940 check107%
Salem, OR 560 $18,970 eks97%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 500 $20,740 check106%
Bend, OR 200 $20,600 check106%
Medford, OR 200 $19,420 eks100%
Corvallis, OR 170 $19,250 eks99%
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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 270 $41,460 eks94%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 50 $41,390 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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 920 $54,220 check108%
Medford, OR 130 $47,290 eks94%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 120 $51,020 check102%
Salem, OR 100 $51,110 check102%
Corvallis, OR 50 $46,720 eks93%
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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 3,890 $23,090 eks85%
Salem, OR 460 $22,450 eks83%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 420 $26,320 eks97%
Medford, OR 220 $22,730 eks84%
Corvallis, OR 180 $22,490 eks83%
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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 760 $56,410 check105%
Eugene-Springfield, OR 140 $52,520 eks98%
Salem, OR 110 $63,820 check119%
Medford, OR 80 $55,970 check104%
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
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 50 $61,030 check116%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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