Pre-K Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$46,000
$21,000
$46,000
$98,000
The average Pre-K Teacher makes about $46,209 per year. That's $22.22 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $21,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $98,000. Many of Pre-K Teachers seem to be drawn to Non Profits and Education companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Pre-K Teachers tend to work at Telecommunication, Education, and Health Care companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island pay Pre-K Teachers the highest salaries.
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Map of Pre-K Teacher Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Pre-K Teachers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Pre-K Teacher Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to New York, Connecticut and Rhode Island, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Pre-K Teachers. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Tennessee, Arkansas, and Hawaii.

Average Pre-K Teacher Salary By Company

To earn a high income as a Pre-K Teacher, working for GWINNETT COUNTY SCHOOLS or Union County Schools might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Greens Group and Potomac High School report highly competitive salaries for Pre-K Teachers.

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Average Pre-K Teacher Pay By Industry

The salary for a Pre-K Teacher can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for Pre-K Teachers tend to be found in Telecommunication, Education, and Health Care companies. In fact, Pre-K Teachers can make a yearly salary of $52,858 while working for Telecommunication companies.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$52,858
$53k
Education
Education
$46,963
$47k
Health Care
Health Care
$46,836
$47k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$45,672
$46k
Professional
Professional
$44,478
$44k

Pre-K Teacher Salary History

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Pre-K Teacher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Pre-K Teacher can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

Recently Added Pre-K Teacher Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
SY: Teacher-Pre K at NYE
SY: Teacher-Pre K at NYE
05/09/2020
05/09/2020
$41,000
$41,000
05/09/2020
Head Start Pre K Counts Teacher-Dauphin County
Head Start Pre K Counts Teacher-Dauphin County
03/22/2020
03/22/2020
$37,146
$37,146
03/22/2020
Avid4 Adventure
Avid4 Adventure
Pre-K Biking Instructor
Pre-K Biking Instructor
Pre-K Biking Instructor
03/04/2020
03/04/2020
$38,630
$38,630
03/04/2020
SY: Teacher-Pre K
SY: Teacher-Pre K
02/26/2020
02/26/2020
$41,000
$41,000
02/26/2020
Kencrest
Kencrest
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
01/23/2020
01/23/2020
$41,200
$41,200
01/23/2020
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
01/22/2020
01/22/2020
$98,715
$98,715
01/22/2020
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
Family YMCA of Greater Augusta
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
01/18/2020
01/18/2020
$21,000
$21,000
01/18/2020
Avid4 Adventure
Avid4 Adventure
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
01/09/2020
01/09/2020
$38,630
$38,630
01/09/2020
Evergreen Elementary
Evergreen Elementary
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
01/07/2020
01/07/2020
$56,850
$56,850
01/07/2020
Kencrest Services
Kencrest Services
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
Pre-K Teacher
12/31/2019
12/31/2019
$41,200
$41,200
12/31/2019