Preschool teacher earnings by seniority

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Preschool teacher salary by state

State Name Average Salary
District of Columbia $46,990
Virgin Islands, U.S. $37,900
Kentucky $37,800
Massachusetts $37,660
Nebraska $37,300
California $37,080
Hawaii $37,080
New York $36,880
Kansas $36,810
Minnesota $36,620
Vermont $36,480
Washington $36,400
Maine $36,390
Maryland $36,340
Colorado $36,300
New Jersey $36,290
Oregon $35,310
Virginia $30,680
Connecticut $30,470
North Dakota $30,090
Georgia $30,060
Michigan $29,890
Illinois $29,830
Missouri $29,820
Utah $29,740
New Hampshire $29,650
Louisiana $29,520
South Dakota $29,460
Alaska $29,450
Montana $29,370
Arizona $29,310
Rhode Island $29,290
Wisconsin $29,180
Texas $29,130
Ohio $28,890
Pennsylvania $28,850
Arkansas $28,820
Indiana $28,820
Tennessee $28,820
Iowa $28,800
Oklahoma $28,800
Nevada $28,700
Delaware $28,560
New Mexico $28,550
Wyoming $28,440
Florida $28,350
North Carolina $28,350
West Virginia $28,290
South Carolina $27,570
Puerto Rico $24,210
Idaho $23,940
Mississippi $23,640
Guam $23,170
Alabama $22,480

How do preschool teacher salaries compare to similar careers?

Preschool teachers earn 17% less than similar careers in Alaska. On average, they make less than school counselors but more than childcare workers.

Career Median Salary
School counselor salary $62K
Music teacher salary $39K
Childcare program administrator salary $59K
Clergy salary $37K
Library assistant salary $37K
Preschool teacher salary $29K
Nanny salary $29K
Childcare worker salary $29K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)