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Preschool Teacher Salary, Earnings and Wage Information

  Pay Period Low Median High
  Hourly $7.15 $10.91 $19.21
  Annual $14,900 $22,700 $40,000
  • “High” indicates 90% of workers earn less and 10% earn more.
  • “Median” indicates 50% of workers earn less and 50% earn more.
  • “Low” indicates 10% of workers earn less and 90% earn more.
  • “N/A” indicates the data is not available.

Notes: The yearly wage data presented above represents U.S. workers who are employed full-time with year-round schedules.

Occupation Description

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Instruct children (normally up to 5 years of age) in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility. May be required to hold State certification. Exclude “Child Care Workers” and “Special Education Teachers”.