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

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65.3k salaries reported, updated at Oct 19, 2020
$12.62
per hour

The average salary for a preschool teacher is $12.62 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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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Music Degree
+93.03%
6 jobs
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Early Childhood Education Degree
+9.71%
1,702 jobs
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Child Development Degree
+11.12%
204 jobs
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Special Education Degree
+25.84%
20 jobs
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Family Studies Degree
+14.24%
36 jobs
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License categories:
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Professional Educator License
+43.65%
17 jobs
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Teaching Certification
+27.41%
659 jobs
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Special Education Certification
+28.67%
23 jobs
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Specialty categories:
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Sports Medicine
+68.01%
2 jobs
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Infectious Disease
+20.64%
12 jobs
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Pediatrics
+8.38%
104 jobs
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Nonprofit Management
+63.28%
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Nannying Experience
+29.59%
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Special Needs
+14.75%
76Company icon
Experience with Children
+5.79%
1,704Company icon
Physical Examinations
+19.77%
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Certification categories:
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Montessori Certification
+14.05%
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Food Handler Certification
+6.13%
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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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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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