Salary for Preschool Teachers (not including Special Education)

Also known as:  Early Childhood Teacher, Head Start Teacher, Nursery School Teacher, Nursery Teacher, Pre-K Teacher, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Preschool Teacher

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The role of preschool teachers is to guide children in activities which stimulate motor skills, cognitive and social development. They also help to assimilate children into the formalized schooling environment, and provide instruction in basic concepts such as colors, shapes, the alphabet, numbers, social skills and personal hygiene. They may feed children according to state and insititutional guidelines, change diaper, and clothing if necessary. Additionally, they may provide instruction in proper eating habits and manners. These teachers are generally required to hold state certifications and have some college training.

A Preschool Teacher earns an average wage in a range of 16000 to 24000 based on experience and education levels. Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education can get wages of Twenty Six Thousand Four Hundred dollars per annum.

Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education can receive the highest pay in New Jersey, where they can receive a compensation of approximately $33770. People holding these jobs have the highest average potential salary in Management of Companies and Enterprises, where they earn an average salary rate of $41400.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 10.07 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Preschool Teachers (not including Special Education) tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $41,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises $36,380
Public Administration $34,820
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,530
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,880
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $26,650
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $25,770
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $26,650
Other Services (except Public Administration) $27,880
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $33,530
Public Administration $34,820
Management of Companies and Enterprises $36,380
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