Preschool teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Preschool teacher salary by state

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

How do preschool teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Preschool teachers earn 19% less than similar careers in the United States. On average, they make less than career counselors but more than childcare workers.

Career Median Salary
Career counselor salary $42K
Art teacher salary $34K
Teacher salary $35K
Graduate teaching assistant salary $33K
Nanny salary $26K
Preschool teacher salary $25K
Library assistant salary $24K
Teacher assistant salary $24K
Childcare worker salary $22K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)