Early Childhood Education Jobs in Wisconsin

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Wisconsin’s early childhood education job opportunities aren’t nearly as good as the Green Bay Packers’ records. Kindergarten teachers have the best chance of finding a job that pays around $53,000, which is above the national average. Racine, Madison, and Green Bay are some of the best cities for kindergarten teachers to find high-paying work. Green Bay and Madison can be less friendly to other kinds of early childhood workers. Wisconsin in general is about average with regard to early childhood education jobs, except for preschool teachers, who make only $23,000, significantly below the national average.

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Wisconsin Salary Rankings

#12

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#20

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

#21

in the US for Childcare Workers

#29

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#33

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Wisconsin

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 15,750 $19,530 eks100%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 5,280 $23,790 eks88%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 3,860 $49,280 check119%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 2,870 $51,970 eks97%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 2,460 $53,500 check107%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 780 $40,750 eks93%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 12,140 $22,020 check113%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 7,030 $21,810 check112%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 5,030 $19,040 eks98%
Madison, WI 2,170 $22,600 check116%
Green Bay, WI 1,310 $19,390 eks99%
Appleton, WI 820 $19,930 check102%
Duluth, MN-WI 620 $19,440 eks100%
Racine, WI 560 $19,300 eks99%
Eau Claire, WI 490 $18,880 eks97%
La Crosse, WI-MN 390 $19,740 check101%
Janesville, WI 320 $19,130 eks98%
Wausau, WI 280 $20,060 check103%
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 280 $19,990 check102%
Fond du Lac, WI 250 $17,870 eks92%
Sheboygan, WI 230 $19,590 eks100%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 1,800 $47,790 check109%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 800 $41,040 eks93%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 250 $48,070 check109%
Madison, WI 120 $40,280 eks92%
Green Bay, WI 50 $33,080 eks75%
Eau Claire, WI 30 $38,480 eks88%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 3,910 $46,220 eks92%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,010 $54,550 check109%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 440 $63,580 check127%
Green Bay, WI 420 $53,190 check106%
Madison, WI 250 $53,370 check106%
Duluth, MN-WI 180 $50,300 eks100%
Appleton, WI 140 $53,870 check107%
Eau Claire, WI 110 $47,610 eks95%
Racine, WI 90 $59,490 check119%
Sheboygan, WI 50 $49,930 eks100%
La Crosse, WI-MN 50 $51,400 check103%
Wausau, WI 30 $53,170 check106%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 13,040 $24,540 eks90%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 4,290 $27,810 check103%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 1,830 $21,810 eks80%
Madison, WI 710 $27,460 check101%
Duluth, MN-WI 400 $28,170 check104%
Janesville, WI 210 $18,860 eks70%
Racine, WI 170 $22,900 eks84%
Green Bay, WI 160 $21,830 eks80%
Oshkosh-Neenah, WI 130 $19,070 eks70%
La Crosse, WI-MN 100 $36,440 check134%
Wausau, WI 90 $25,430 eks94%
Appleton, WI 90 $28,500 check105%
Sheboygan, WI 40 $27,210 eks100%
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
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI 7,250 $63,300 check118%
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 3,280 $57,430 check107%
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 790 $53,960 eks100%
Madison, WI 330 $45,680 eks85%
Green Bay, WI 230 $55,670 check103%
Duluth, MN-WI 180 $44,320 eks82%
Appleton, WI 140 $56,950 check106%
Eau Claire, WI 120 $47,060 eks87%
Sheboygan, WI 80 $54,900 check102%
Racine, WI 60 $57,600 check107%
Fond du Lac, WI 30 $51,800 eks96%
Wausau, WI 30 $64,410 check120%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

Data source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012

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