Early Childhood Education Jobs in Wyoming

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While Wyoming is one of just a handful of states in the nation that does not offer some kind of state-funded preschool, that doesn’t mean early childhood education programs in the Cowboy State are left by the wayside.

For example, the Wisconsin Department of Health administers a developmental preschool system that provides services for three- to-five-year-olds, while the Department of Family Services funds preschool services for qualifying children throughout the state. In 2018 alone, the Wisconsin Department of Education distributed about $1.5 million to preschools serving more than 300 low-income children.

In other words, there are exciting and fulfilling professional opportunities awaiting you in Wyoming!

Wyoming Salary Rankings

#19

in the US for Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education

#19

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

#19

in the US for Childcare Workers

#11

in the US for Special Education Teachers, Preschool

#37

in the US for Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare

#23

in the US for Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Early Childhood Jobs in Wyoming

When compared to the average salaries of its Western neighbors, salaries among Wyoming’s early childhood education professionals, kindergarten teachers and others come out on top. For example, Wyoming’s special education teachers working in preschools earn an average of more than $45,000, which easily takes the lead when compared to neighboring states.

Occupation Total Employed Median Annual Salary % of US Median
Childcare Workers 1,800 $24,840 check101%
Child, Family, and School Social Workers 770 $50,200 check101%
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 820 $32,610 eks95%
Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School 600 $60,790 eks96%
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 430 $57,390 eks98%
Special Education Teachers, Preschool 80 $64,120 check104%
Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare 120 $45,170 eks84%
eks = Salary below nat’l. avg.     check = Salary above nat’l. avg.

While many of the salaries associated with jobs within the sphere of early childhood education in Wyoming are close to the national average, the average salary for special education teachers in preschool settings in the Cowboy State bucks this trend with an average that is about $6,000 more than the national average for this occupation.

Childcare Workers – Wyoming’s 1,800 childcare workers earn an average salary of $24,840, which is in line with the national average of $24,610.

Child, Family, and School Social Workers – There are 770 child, family, and school social workers in Wyoming, and these professionals earn an average salary of $50,200, which is slightly higher than the national average of $49,760. Jobs in this profession are projected to grow by 6.3% through 2026.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education – There are 430 kindergarten teachers employed in Wyoming, and these educators earn an average salary of $57,390, just slightly below the national average of $58,390.

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education – Wyoming’s 820 preschool teachers earn an average salary of $32,610. There are about twice as many preschool teachers here as kindergarten teachers.

Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School – There are 600 special education teachers at the kindergarten and elementary school level employed in Wyoming, and these professionals earn an average salary of $60,790.

Education Administrators, Preschool and Childcare – The state’s 120 education administrators in preschool and childcare settings earn an average salary of $45,170.

Special Education Teachers, Preschool – Wyoming is home to 80 special education teachers in preschool settings who earn an average salary of $64,120 – that’s about $6,000 more than the national average for this occupation.

City-Level Job Stats

Wyoming’s metropolitan areas of Casper and Cheyenne have similar average salaries for early childhood educators, and both areas tend to be competitive with the national average. The exception to this are Cheyenne’s special ed teachers in kindergarten and elementary school settings, who boast an average salary that exceeds the state average by about $2,000.

Preschool Teachers

  • Casper – 90 licensed teachers with an average salary of $23,810
  • Cheyenne- 280 licensed teachers with an average salary of $22,200

Kindergarten Teachers

  • Cheyenne- 80 licensed teachers

Special Education Teachers – Kindergarten and Elementary School

  • Cheyenne- 90 licensed teachers with an average salary of $62,220

Education Administrators – Preschool and Childcare

  • Cheyenne- 30 licensed teachers with an average salary of $31,880

 

2018 Occupational Employment Statistics sourced from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) [salary data accessed April 2019] https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_wy.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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