Preschool teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Preschool teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Alaska $30,966
Alabama $21,460
Arkansas $24,762
Arizona $22,857
California $34,600
Colorado $30,440
Connecticut $37,030
District of Columbia $38,210
Delaware $26,070
Florida $24,740
Georgia $28,750
Guam $24,610
Hawaii $33,463
Iowa $24,530
Idaho $25,382
Illinois $31,167
Indiana $22,699
Kansas $29,443
Kentucky $33,650
Louisiana $28,960
Massachusetts $35,000
Maryland $38,440
Maine $34,060
Michigan $31,390
Minnesota $34,200
Missouri $30,440
Mississippi $25,700
Montana $29,660
North Carolina $28,260
North Dakota $24,310
Nebraska $32,140
New Hampshire $29,230
New Jersey $33,430
New Mexico $29,820
Nevada $32,540
New York $38,890
Ohio $26,280
Oklahoma $27,440
Oregon $30,400
Pennsylvania $24,832
Puerto Rico $22,060
Rhode Island $30,350
South Carolina $23,130
South Dakota $29,580
Tennessee $32,630
Texas $28,230
Utah $28,200
Virginia $30,680
Virgin Islands $27,100
Vermont $32,530
Washington $31,530
Wisconsin $24,250
West Virginia $29,540
Wyoming $26,760

How do preschool teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Preschool teachers earn 32% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than clergies but more than childcare workers.

Career Median Salary
Clergy salary $51K
Childcare program administrator salary $47K
Teacher salary $42K
Nanny salary $29K
Library assistant salary $27K
Preschool teacher salary $24K
Childcare worker salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)