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Preschool teacher salary in United States

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

Average base salary

$15.55
Non-cash benefit
401(k)
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The average salary for a preschool teacher is $15.55 per hour in the United States. 106.9k salaries reported, updated at December 1, 2022

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Preschool Teachers in United States

  1. Telamon Corporation
    3.4
    234 reviews11 salaries reported
    $21.35per hour
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Highest paying cities for Preschool Teachers near United States

  1. Chicago, IL
    $17.23 per hour
    931 salaries reported
  2. Philadelphia, PA
    $16.75 per hour
    725 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $16.69 per hour
    369 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $16.53 per hour
    530 salaries reported
  2. Houston, TX
    $16.21 per hour
    823 salaries reported
  3. Phoenix, AZ
    $16.18 per hour
    525 salaries reported
  1. Las Vegas, NV
    $15.64 per hour
    256 salaries reported
  2. San Antonio, TX
    $15.44 per hour
    546 salaries reported
  3. Louisville, KY
    $15.14 per hour
    257 salaries reported
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Where can a Preschool Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Preschool Teachers

Top fields of study
Music Degree
+93.03%salary
Top licenses
Professional Educator License
+43.65%salary
Top specialties
Sports Medicine
+68.01%salary

More critical skills and qualifications that pay well

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Most common benefits for Preschool Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • 403(b) matching
  • AD&D insurance
  • Childcare
  • Commuter assistance
  • Continuing education credits
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Food provided
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid sick time
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Pet insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Relocation assistance
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 14,446 ratings

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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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Teacher

123,511 job openings

Average $20.09 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Preschool Teacher

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