Mean Hourly Wages by State for Early Childhood Teachers

Source: Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, 2016

The State of the Early Childhood Workforce Initiative is designed to sustain attention to persistently low pay and inadequate professional support for the early care and education workforce. The Initiative will provide state-by-state data and policy analysis on the status of early education jobs, track progress made, and chart innovative solutions for preparing, supporting, and compensating the educators of our youngest children now and in years to come.

Explore our interactive map to see the latest state-by-state variations in hourly wages for early education staff.