Early Childhood Education Jobs in Utah

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In Utah, salaries for preschool teachers and others working in the field of early childhood education are well aligned with regional averages, making them quite competitive with what’s seen in the neighboring states of Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico.

Utah Salary Rankings

#32

in the US for Childcare Workers

#31

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#47

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

#44

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#38

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#42

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Utah

Utah’s highest earners within the broad filed of early childhood education are kindergarten teachers, with an average salary of $48,320, followed closely by special ed teachers in preschools who earn an average salary of $48,260.

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 5,990 $22,420 eks91%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 1,490 $46,320 eks74%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 1,550 $29,700 eks86%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 2,340 $44,160 eks89%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 680 $48,320 eks83%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 170 $41,730 eks77%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 270 $48,260 eks78%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Childcare Workers – There are 5,990 childcare workers employed in Utah earning an average salary of $22,420.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers – The 2,340 child, family, and school social workers that call Utah home earn an average of $44,160. The number of jobs in this field is expected to increase by 16% through 2026.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education – Utah’s 680 kindergarten teachers earn an average salary of $48,320.

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education – The state’s 1,550 preschool teachers earn an average salary of $29,700.

Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School – There are 1,490 special education teachers at the kindergarten and elementary level employed in Utah. These jobs pay $46,320 on average.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare – Utah’s 170 education administrators in preschool and childcare settings earn, on average, $41,730. Jobs in this field are projected to increase by 11% through 2026, thereby ensuring a wealth of professional opportunities in the coming years.

Special Education Teachers, Preschool – The 270 special education teachers working in Utah’s preschools earn an average of $48,260, and jobs in this field are projected to increase at a rate of 8% through 2026.

City-Level Job Stats

Salt Lake City’s kindergarten teachers and early childhood educators enjoy some of the highest salaries in Utah, surpassing other metropolitan regions by as much as $9,000. For example, special education teachers in kindergarten and elementary school settings earn an average salary of $48,750, compared to those in the Ogden-Clearfield metro area, who earn just $39,480.

Preschool Teachers

  • Salt Lake City – 650 licensed teachers with an average salary of $30,330
  • Ogden-Clearfield – 430 licensed teachers with an average salary of $29,900
  • Provo-Orem – 320 licensed teachers with an average salary of $26,670
  • Logan, UT-ID –average salary of $32,170
  • George – 50 licensed teachers with an average salary of $22,620

Kindergarten Teachers

  • Salt Lake City – 420 licensed teachers with an average salary of $47,810
  • Provo-Orem –average salary of $39,280

Special Education Teachers – Preschool

  • Salt Lake City –average salary of $30,650

Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School

  • Salt Lake City – 750 licensed teachers with an average salary of $48,750
  • Ogden-Clearfield – 250 licensed teachers with an average salary of $39,480
  • Logan, UT-ID –average salary of $44,460

Education Administrators – Preschool and Childcare

  • Salt Lake City – 80 administrators with an average salary of $45,760
  • Ogden-Clearfield –average salary of $33,170

 

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, [salary data accessed April 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ut.htm#25-0000

BLS salary data represents state and MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area) average and median earnings for the occupations listed and includes workers at all levels of education and experience. This data does not represent starting salaries. Employment conditions in your area may vary.

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