Kindergarten teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Kindergarten teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
California $95,160
Massachusetts $79,120
Connecticut $78,270
Oregon $78,220
New York $77,810
Washington $77,640
Rhode Island $76,880
Alaska $63,670
New Jersey $63,270
Pennsylvania $62,820
District of Columbia $61,730
Georgia $61,600
Maryland $61,480
Minnesota $61,360
New Hampshire $61,350
Illinois $61,220
Nebraska $61,220
Texas $60,900
Virginia $60,830
Michigan $60,690
Ohio $60,670
Florida $60,590
Wyoming $60,410
Vermont $60,130
Delaware $59,370
Kentucky $59,260
Colorado $58,820
Wisconsin $57,360
Kansas $56,410
Nevada $50,540
New Mexico $49,770
Utah $49,070
Maine $48,770
North Dakota $48,650
South Carolina $48,650
Iowa $48,490
Oklahoma $48,450
Tennessee $48,450
West Virginia $48,270
Arkansas $48,210
Indiana $48,210
Missouri $48,210
Idaho $48,170
North Carolina $48,060
Guam $48,010
Arizona $47,960
Mississippi $47,960
South Dakota $47,960
Alabama $47,920
Hawaii $47,810
Louisiana $46,640
Montana $45,120
Puerto Rico $22,270

How do kindergarten teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Kindergarten teachers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than professors but more than preschool teachers.

Career Median Salary
Professor salary $64K
High school teacher salary $62K
Teacher salary $61K
Elementary school teacher salary $61K
Health educator salary $61K
Kindergarten teacher salary $61K
School counselor salary $61K
Clergy salary $50K
Childcare program administrator salary $47K
Preschool teacher salary $30K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)