Preschool Teacher Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Paulding County High School
Highest Paying City
New York, NY
Highest Paying State
New York
Average Experience Level
2.6 years
How much does a preschool teacher make?
Preschool Teachers in America make, on average, $33,076 a year or $15.9 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $16,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $65,000. Non Profits companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Preschool Teachers. The best states for high paying Preschool Teacher jobs are New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota. The typical employment in the position spans 2.6 years.
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Average Preschool Teacher Salary By Location

As a Preschool Teacher in the U.S., you can expect to earn on average $33,076 per year or $15.9 per hour. New York, NY reports the highest Preschool Teacher salaries at $42,845 per year. Even as an entry-level Preschool Teacher, you will make $26,000 per year in New York, NY. New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, and Minnesota are the top 5 highest earning states for Preschool Teachers. Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, Georgia, and Florida are the lowest earners.

Map of Preschool Teacher Salaries

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

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Average Preschool Teacher Salary By Company

There is good job security in Preschool Teacher positions. Some industries offer better pay and benefit packages than others. Non Profits companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Paulding County High School and Orange County Public Schools are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Potomac High School and Scott County report highly competitive salaries for Preschool Teachers.

Average Preschool Teacher Pay By Industry

Preschool Teacher salaries can vary depending on the industry. Our analysis shows that Professional companies, Education companies, and Health Care companies pay higher-than-average wages for Preschool Teachers. Professional companies pay their Preschool Teachers the highest wages, averaging $36,050 per year. Education companies and Health Care companies pay well too, at $34,666 and $33,979, respectively. The average salary for Preschool Teachers in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $31,609.
Average Salary
Health Care
Health Care
Non Profits
Non Profits

Preschool Teacher Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Preschool Teacher Salary By Experience Level

The salary for a Preschool Teacher can range from $27,609 to $28,798 depending on the amount of work experience that the person has. Data on how experience level affects salary 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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