Salary and Career Information

Advanced Degrees-M.S., M.A., Ph.D., Ed.D., J.D., M.D., R.N. over $30,000*

  • Child Development Specialist
  • Researcher/Writer
  • Pediatric Therapist
  • Child Psychologist
  • Adoption Specialist
  • Educator at a technology center, two-year college or four year university

  • Child Guidance Specialist
  • Child Advocate/Lobbyist
  • Early Childhood Consultant
  • 4-H Agent or County Extension Director
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Director

Baccalaureate Level $18,000-$40,000*

  • Early Childhood Teacher in public, private, Head Start or child care setting
  • Administrator in a Head Start program
  • Child Care Center Director/Owner/Coordinator
  • Director of a school-aged program Licensing Worker
  • Resource and Referral Specialist
  • Faith Community Coordinator and Educator

Associate Level $15,000-22,000*

  • Head Start or child care center teacher
  • Family Child Care Home Provider
  • Para-Teacher/Aide
  • Child Care Center Director
  • Early Intervention/Special Needs Program
  • Nanny
  • Social Service Aide
  • Family and Human Service Worker

Credential Level $12,000-19,000*

  • Head Start Teacher
  • Nanny
  • Child Care Teacher
  • Home Visitor


+ Source: Employment Projections program, Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Research & Analysis Division.

*Salaries are estimates based on federal minimum wage, experience in the field and education level.  Adapted from CECPD publication; 8/00.