Preschool Teacher salary in United States

How much does a Preschool Teacher make in the United States?

95.5k salaries reported, updated at November 27, 2021
$13.58
per hour

The average salary for a preschool teacher is $13.58 per hour in the United States.

Most common benefits

  • Childcare
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid sick time
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+9.71%
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+11.12%
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+25.84%
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+14.24%
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+43.65%
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+27.41%
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+28.67%
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+20.64%
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+29.59%
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Most common benefits for Preschool Teachers

  • Childcare
  • Professional development assistance
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Paid sick time
  • Employee discount
  • Life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) matching
  • Flexible schedule
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22% of Preschool teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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