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How Much Does a Preschool Teacher Earn In The United States?

Preschool Teacher Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
$19,000
$32,000
$53,000
Did you know that the average preschool teacher makes $32,609 per year? That's valued at $15.68 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $19,000 and $53,000, meaning preschool teachers have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most preschool teachers find a job with non profits and hospitality companies, while others work for professional, education, and health care companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. New York, Nevada and Rhode Island are the top states in the U.S. to pay preschool teachers the highest salaries.
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Where Preschool Teachers Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Preschool Teachers Earn In Different Cities?

While a preschool teacher can average a salary of $32,609 per year, or $15.68 per hour, there are many opportunities for preschool teachers to make more. For example, in New York, NY you might make $40,958 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and Minneapolis, MN. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to New York, NY where the average starting salary is $26,000. The highest paying states for preschool teachers include New York, Nevada and Rhode Island. Meanwhile, Nebraska, Missouri, and Mississippi offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. New York, NY
$40,958
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k
2. San Francisco, CA
$37,192
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k
3. Washington, DC
$36,807
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k
4. Minneapolis, MN
$35,604
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k
5. Jersey City, NJ
$34,415
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k
6. Seattle, WA
$33,782
Avg. Salary
$19k
$51k

High Paying Preschool Teacher Jobs

Which Companies Pay Preschool Teachers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Potomac High School and Great Falls High School as they offer the highest salaries for preschool teachers.
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    How Much Do Preschool Teachers Make In Different Industries?

    The salary for a preschool teacher can vary depending on what industry the job is in. The highest salaries for preschool teachers tend to be found in professional, education, and health care companies. In fact, preschool teachers can make a yearly salary of $32,836 while working for professional companies.
    1. Professional
    $32,836
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k
    2. Education
    $31,800
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k
    3. Health Care
    $30,130
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k
    4. Technology
    $29,358
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k
    5. Non Profits
    $29,172
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k
    6. Hospitality
    $29,146
    Avg. Salary
    $25k
    $37k

    How Experience Affects Preschool Teacher Salaries

    The salary for a preschool 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 Preschool Teacher Salaries

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    Preschool Teacher (Alisal Center), Mcoe Early Learning Program PC# 346
    Preschool Teacher (Alisal Center), Mcoe Early Learning Program PC# 346
    Salinas, CA
    Salinas, CA
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $48,627
    $48,627
    01/29/2021
    Spanish Immersion Preschool Teacher/Creekside Early Learning Center
    Spanish Immersion Preschool Teacher/Creekside Early Learning Center
    Alpine, CA
    Alpine, CA
    01/29/2021
    01/29/2021
    $30,888
    $30,888
    01/29/2021
    State Preschool Teacher's Aide-AL Conner School #82474
    State Preschool Teacher's Aide-AL Conner School #82474
    Reedley, CA
    Reedley, CA
    01/28/2021
    01/28/2021
    $29,510
    $29,510
    01/28/2021
    Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers
    Mile High Montessori Early Learning Centers
    Preschool Teacher: Signing Bonus!
    Preschool Teacher: Signing Bonus!
    Preschool Teacher: Signing Bonus!
    Denver, CO
    Denver, CO
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    01/27/2021
    Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
    Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
    Permit Preschool Teacher I (MAY Close Without Further Notice)
    Permit Preschool Teacher I (MAY Close Without Further Notice)
    Permit Preschool Teacher I (MAY Close Without Further Notice)
    Fallbrook, CA
    Fallbrook, CA
    01/27/2021
    01/27/2021
    $43,201
    $43,201
    01/27/2021
    Goddard School
    Goddard School
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Redmond, WA
    Redmond, WA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    01/23/2021
    YMCA Twin Cities
    YMCA Twin Cities
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Prior Lake, MN
    Prior Lake, MN
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $35,479
    $35,479
    01/23/2021
    The Resource Connection of Amador & Calaveras Counties, Inc.
    The Resource Connection of Amador & Calaveras Counties, Inc.
    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Assistant Teacher-Preschool
    Valley Springs, CA
    Valley Springs, CA
    01/23/2021
    01/23/2021
    $29,427
    $29,427
    01/23/2021
    Primrose School
    Primrose School
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Preschool Teacher
    Enon, VA
    Enon, VA
    01/20/2021
    01/20/2021
    $24,000
    $24,000
    01/20/2021
    Substitute Preschool Teacher
    Substitute Preschool Teacher
    Mission Viejo, CA
    Mission Viejo, CA
    01/14/2021
    01/14/2021
    $43,326
    $43,326
    01/14/2021