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.
Mean Hourly Wages by State for Early Childhood Teachers
Source: Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) Data, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Department of Labor: http://stats.bls.gov/oes/tables.htm.
1 Hourly wages for kindergarten teachers were calculated by dividing the annual mean salary by 40 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.
Stay tuned for additional data to come, including state-level details on the status of the ECE workforce, early care and education workforce policy, and broader support for workers and families. A full report will be released in June 2016.