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Preschool teacher salary in United States

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

Average base salary

Average $16.16
Low $11.76
High $22.20
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a preschool teacher is $16.16 per hour in the United States. 120k salaries reported, updated at December 5, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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6 to 9 years
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Top companies for Preschool Teachers in United States

  1. Celebree School
    261 reviews29 salaries reported
    $17.43per hour
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Highest paying cities for Preschool Teachers near United States

  1. Seattle, WA
    $22.43 per hour
    637 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $18.28 per hour
    927 salaries reported
  3. Austin, TX
    $16.76 per hour
    673 salaries reported
  1. Philadelphia, PA
    $16.14 per hour
    955 salaries reported
  2. Atlanta, GA
    $15.01 per hour
    697 salaries reported
  3. Cincinnati, OH
    $14.72 per hour
    419 salaries reported
  1. Omaha, NE
    $14.43 per hour
    587 salaries reported
  2. Las Vegas, NV
    $14.03 per hour
    410 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $13.67 per hour
    848 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
Top licenses
Professional Educator License
Top specialties
Sports Medicine

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Top Fields of studySalaryJob openingsCompanies
6 jobs6
1,702 jobs5,398
204 jobs411
20 jobs21
36 jobs108
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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?


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Elementary School Teacher

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Average $18.18 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Preschool Teacher

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