Preschool Lead Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$32,000
$23,000
$32,000
$45,000
Preschool lead teachers in the United States make an average salary of $32,783 per year or $15.76 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $23,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $45,000. If you like following the crowd, non profits and professional companies tend to attract the most workers in this field. But if you're in it for the money, then you'll want to seek out health care, professional, and hospitality companies, as employees in each industry have reported the highest salaries. As most things go, location can be critical. New York, California, Minnesota, Nevada, and Connecticut provide the highest preschool lead teacher salaries.
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Map of Preschool Lead Teacher Salaries

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Average Preschool Lead Teacher Salary By Location

Throughout the U.S., the average salary for a preschool lead teacher is roughly $32,783 per year, which boils down to $15.76 per hour. Interestingly enough, preschool lead teachers have the highest salaries in New York, NY at about $42,575 per year. For those who are just starting out, the average entry-level salary in New York, NY is $27,000. Additionally, preschool lead teachers make more than the average salary in Hawthorne, CA, Washington, DC, Chanhassen, MN, Norwood, MA, and Jackson, NJ. On a more broad level, preschool lead teacher salaries are highest in New York, California, Minnesota, Nevada, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Delaware. On the contrary, Arkansas, Oregon, and Tennessee offer the lowest preschool lead teacher salaries.

Average Preschool Lead Teacher Salary By Company

If you want to get paid the most as a preschool lead teacher, being employed by a company such as Bay City Independent School District or Louisiana State University would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like YMCA of Central Stark County and City of Cape Coral also report highly competitive salaries for preschool lead teachers.

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Average Preschool Lead Teacher Pay By Industry

Preschool lead teacher salaries can vary on many factors, including what industry a job is in. In fact, jobs with health care, professional, and hospitality companies tend to be the highest paying. Furthermore, a preschool lead teacher can make a yearly salary of $34,763 while working for health care companies. All the while, other preschool lead teachers are making $34,275 at professional companies and $33,849 at hospitality companies. One industry preschool lead teachers may want to avoid is the non profits industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $31,755.

Industry
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
$34,763
$35k
Professional
Professional
$34,275
$34k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$33,849
$34k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$31,755
$32k

Preschool Lead Teacher Salary History

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Preschool Lead Teacher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a preschool lead 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.

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