The average salary for a kindergarten teacher in the United States is around $56,850 per year.
Kindergarten teachers earn an average yearly salary of $56,850.
Wages typically start from $37,420 and go up to $86,369.
9% below national average Updated in 2019
Kindergarten teacher earnings by seniority
Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.
Kindergarten teacher salary by state
|State Name||Average Salary|
|District of Columbia||$54,510|
How much does a Kindergarten Teacher earn?
Where one works has an impact on a kindergarten teacher’s starting salary. Salaries can vary from district to district and from state to state. Urban areas tend to offer higher kindergarten teacher salaries, but the cost of living is also higher. While a kindergarten teacher may earn less in a rural area, they'll probably spend less for rent, food, gas, and other expenses.
Kindergarten teachers at public primary schools generally fare better with their salary than those teaching at private schools. As well, possessing an advanced degree can lead to a higher starting salary. According to Huffington Post, school districts in the United States pay more than $8.6 billion per year in bonuses for teachers with a master’s degree (bonuses range from $1,423 to $10,777).
How do kindergarten teacher salaries compare to similar careers?
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Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)