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Preschool Teacher Salary

$34,697 (USD)

Average Salary

$17/hr

Average Hourly

$625

Average Bonus

Last updated: November 19, 2019

The average pay for a Preschool Teacher is $34,697 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Preschool Teacher is between $26,403 and $41,510. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Preschool Teacher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Instructs children in activities designed to promote safe, social, physical, and intellectual growth needed for primary school in preschool, day care center, or other child development facility.
  • Develops and implements a developmentally appropriate preschool program for young children.
  • Plans individual and group activities to stimulate growth in language, social, and motor skills, such as learning to listen to instructions, playing with others, and using play equipment.
  • Assures the development and safety of children in accordance with relevant Federal, State, and local legislation and policies.
Preschool Teacher Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

Job family population: 424,520

Estimated population of Preschool Teacher jobs: 392,766

Rate of error: 1.3%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$40,223
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Description: The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S. or US) or simply America, is a country comprising 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles (9.8 million km2), it is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is slightly smaller than the entire continent of Europe. Most of the country is located in central North America between Canada and Mexico. With an estimated population of over 327 million people, the U.S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D.C., and the...

Preschool Teacher Job Listings for United States

Lead Preschool Teacher
Nov 19
Ashburn, VA, USA
Winwood Children's Center
Lead Preschool Teachers - Toddlers, Preschool 2, Preschool 3, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten Winwood Children's Center-Brambleton II 42635 Redeemer Terrace Brambleton, VA 20148 Winwood Children ...
Preschool Teacher
Nov 19
Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA
Rainbow Children's Center
Preschool Teacher Position 2/3 year old class Hours: vary as needed, approximately 10am-3pm Job Responsibilities: -Create a nurturing, respectful, and safe classroom environment that responds to the ...
Lead Preschool Teacher
Nov 15
Littleton, CO, USA
Cadence Academy Preschool
Lead Preschool Teacher Required Skills and Education: * High school diploma or GED required * Colorado Early Childhood Teacher qualification required * Bachelor's Degree or Associate's degree in ...
Preschool Teacher
Nov 18
Spring Hill, FL, USA
Care-A-Lot Preschool
We are seeking a Preschool Teacher to join our organization! This individual will plan and present age appropriate activities for children. Responsibilities: * Instruct preschool-aged children in ...
Preschool Teacher
Nov 13
Tualatin, OR, USA
Cadence Education
Preschool Teacher Required Skills and Education: * High school diploma or GED required * 20 hours post-secondary training in ECE * Childhood Development Associate (CDA) or Associate's degree in Early ...

The average pay for a Preschool Teacher is $34,697 a year and $17 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Preschool Teacher is between $26,403 and $41,510. On average, a Bachelor's Degree is the highest level of education for a Preschool Teacher. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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