Early Childhood Education Jobs in Virginia

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Virginia has a rich history and carries the nickname “Mother of Presidents,” since eight Virginians have been presidents of the United States. But presidents are not the only notable product of Virginia. The state also produces high-paying jobs for early childhood education workers. It is a great place for kindergarten teachers and special education teachers to find work. Alexandria and the suburbs surrounding Washington D.C. are among the most lucrative areas for early childhood education jobs. Working in Virginia can help build a career, because there are many opportunities throughout the state.

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Virginia Salary Rankings

#1

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#10

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#17

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

#20

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

#23

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#25

in the US for Childcare Workers

Early Childhood Jobs in Virginia

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 16,990 $19,110 eks98%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 8,700 $27,860 check103%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 7,700 $42,880 check103%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 6,220 $54,060 eks100%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 4,200 $54,050 check108%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 930 $41,520 eks94%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 530 $71,390 check136%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 13,190 $22,140 check113%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 3,050 $18,060 eks93%
Richmond, VA 2,520 $18,650 eks96%
Roanoke, VA 570 $18,240 eks93%
Lynchburg, VA 560 $17,590 eks90%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 460 $18,000 eks92%
Charlottesville, VA 420 $21,250 check109%
Winchester, VA-WV 300 $19,690 check101%
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 190 $19,670 check101%
Danville, VA 180 $17,970 eks92%
Harrisonburg, VA 150 $18,380 eks94%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,100 $45,920 check104%
Richmond, VA 180 $38,330 eks87%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 160 $40,120 eks91%
Roanoke, VA 90 $35,850 eks82%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 40 $31,570 eks72%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,170 $53,820 check107%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 900 $54,250 check108%
Richmond, VA 580 $48,330 eks96%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 200 $46,080 eks92%
Roanoke, VA 170 $50,990 check102%
Lynchburg, VA 120 $42,420 eks85%
Charlottesville, VA 110 $59,470 check119%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 7,960 $30,170 check111%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 2,050 $21,190 eks78%
Richmond, VA 1,280 $24,460 eks90%
Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA 290 $22,840 eks84%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 $24,770 eks91%
Winchester, VA-WV 150 $18,910 eks70%
Harrisonburg, VA 100 $19,740 eks73%
Lynchburg, VA 80 $35,380 check130%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 3,730 $60,530 check112%
Richmond, VA 1,270 $50,140 eks93%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 1,110 $56,210 check104%
Roanoke, VA 250 $54,170 check101%
Lynchburg, VA 220 $43,160 eks80%
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 180 $46,430 eks86%
Winchester, VA-WV 170 $47,360 eks88%
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
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 360 $82,890 check158%
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 60 $62,030 check118%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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