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Overview
Preschool teachers educate and care for children younger than age 5 who have not yet entered kindergarten. They teach language, motor, and social skills to young children.
Predicted employment growth
Over the next decade, jobs for preschool teachers are expected to grow by 11%, and should have about 53,700 job openings a year.
Safety from automation
Preschool teachers are less likely to be automated than 91% of other careers.
Workforce size
Preschool teachers, with 478,500 workers, form a larger workforce than 91% of careers.
Education
Only 44% of preschool and kindergarten teachers have a bachelor's degree or higher.
Education attained by preschool and kindergarten teachers
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Context: workers with bachelor's degrees
More preschool and kindergarten teachers have bachelor's degrees than 66% of other careeers.
Salaries
The median (middle) salary for 86% of all other jobs is higher than the middle salary for preschool teachers. The graph shows inflation-adjusted salaries for most preschool teachers.
This job's median $30KAll jobs' median $39K$30K$38K20142015201620172018$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50K
Context: Median Salary
Gender
Women account for 98% of preschool and kindergarten teachers -- that's a larger percentage than 100% of other jobs.
Gender of preschool and kindergarten teachers
Men
Women
Context: Salary inequity
For each career, we compared the median (middle) men's salary to the median women's salary. For preschool and kindergarten teachers, the median men's salary was 13% more the median woman's salary.
Race/Origin
About 25% of preschool and kindergarten teachers are minority, and 12% are foreign-born.
Race/origin of preschool and kindergarten teachers
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Other
Context: Foreign-born workers (12%)
Where are the most jobs?
We ranked the number of jobs in Preschool Teachers per thousand workers in each state, DC, and Puerto Rico. The darker the blue, the higher the job density.
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Job benefits
Employer or union-sponsored pension plans are offered to 47% of preschool and kindergarten teachers, and 49% have company-sponsored health insurance (28% have dependents enrolled in their employer's health plan).
Employer-provided health coverage for preschool and kindergarten teachers
100% premiums covered
Partial premiums covered
Plan with no cost sharing
No health insurance
Top college degrees
Here are the top college degrees held by the 47% of people in this job who have at least a bachelor's degree. Some of degrees may link to multiple programs due to the way Census classifies college majors. Click on a program to learn more about career opportunities for people who major in that field.
The downside
Some jobs are more stressful than others, and some are just plain dangerous. The following list gives the percentages of preschool teachers who report hazardous or difficult situations typically occurring at least once a week.
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations (49%)
  • Consequence of Error (48%)
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People (45%)
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections (42%)
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety (38%)
  • Time Pressure (34%)
SOURCES:24.0 O*NET
Salary and diversity
Salary overview
What do preschool and kindergarten teachers earn?

In this section, we want to give you a clear idea of what you can expect to earn in this career. We use two sources of data here: the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which asks employers to classify their workforce and to report salaries using the SOC-specialty level of reporting, and the American Community Survey (ACS), which asks people to classify their jobs using the broad classifications that ididio uses for career profiles, and to self-report their salaries. For some jobs, the differences in survey approaches between BLS and ACS can paint a very different end-picture. In particular, the ACS data is reported for the larger career group preschool and kindergarten teachers, which combines the data for 2 careers, including preschool teachers. Whenever possible, we provide data from both sources.

The BLS-compiled salary data is reported by companies for their employees. This data is classified by SOC specialty, and excludes self-employed workers. We first show the distribution of salaries for preschool teachers, and then we show how the middle (median) salary for preschool teachers compares to the BLS-computed median salaries of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for preschool teachers (BLS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (BLS Salary Data)
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We compiled household data from the ACS to determine the salaries that people working at least 35 hours a week report themselves to earn. Unlike the BLS estimates, this data includes self-employed wages. Additionally, we only have ACS survey data for the larger career category and not for the specialty level. We first show the full salary distribution for all preschool and kindergarten teachers, and then we show how the median (middle) salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers compares to the median ACS-reported salary of other careers.
Distribution: Salaries for preschool and kindergarten teachers (ACS Salary Data)
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Context: Median salaries across careers (ACS Salary Data)
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Employers and salary
A look at employers and corresponding salaries
The donut shares the break-down of workers by employer type, and following we show the salary distributions for these workers based on those employer types. For some careers, the salaries can be vastly different between private, government, and self-employment. As with our salary overview, we view the both the BLS economists' salary profiles and the household-reported salaries from ACS to get a thorough understanding of where preschool teachers work and for what salary. We have the great faith in the accuracy of economist-vetted BLS data; however, the BLS restrictions on which employers are surveyed skews the data a bit (read more in the sources), and the ACS responses provide different and useful categorizations of employers and salaries.
Employers of Preschool and kindergarten teachers (ACS)
Private for-profit (56.4%)
Private not-for-profit (20.6%)
Local government (13.0%)
State government (5.6%)
Federal government (2.0%)
Self-employed incorporated (0.7%)
Self-employed not incorporated (1.7%)
Working without pay (0.0%)
Distribution: Salaries of preschool and kindergarten teachers by type of employer (ACS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type calculated by aggregating individual household survey responses. These salaries were reported for the larger career group of preschool and kindergarten teachers, which combines the 2 specialties for this career.
$25K$22K$37K$42K$26K$27K$25K$32K$0$20,000$40,000$60,000$80,000Self-employed not incorporatedSelf-employed incorporatedFederal governmentState governmentLocal governmentPrivate not-for-profitPrivate for-profitAll
Distribution: Salaries of preschool teachers by type of employer (BLS data)
Following are the salary distributions by employer type as reported by BLS based on large employer-focused surveys. We note that smaller employer categories are not included by BLS. Remember that the BLS salaries are for the specialty preschool teachers, and may differ signficantly from the ACS salary estimates which combine several career specialties.
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Age and career advancement
Salary growth for preschool and kindergarten teachers

The biggest take-away from the following two charts is the relationship between salary and experience that we can infer from age. Does this job seem to attract especially younger or older workers? Does it reward experience?

Take a minute a look at how much you might expect your salary to increase with each five years' experience, as well as how the numbers working in this career changes. We only provide this data when there are enough consistent ACS survey responses to allow a reasonable margin of error, so for some careers you will see gaps in our reporting of salary by age.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Gender and Equity
Preschool and kindergarten teachers and gender

With 98% women, this occupation has a higher percentage of women than 100% of careers.

Context: Women in the workforce
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Gender of Preschool and kindergarten teachers
Men (2%)
Women (98%)
Distribution: Salaries by gender

As we'll illustrate at the bottom of this section, the median salary for all full-time male workers in the US exceeds the full-time median salary for women by 20%. The situation is a little better for preschool and kindergarten teachers, with the median salary for men 13% higher than the median salary for women. This chart shows you the salary range for most workers by gender.

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Context: Salary Inequity

Nationwide there are twenty careers for which men do not have a higher median (middle) salary than women. The chart below shows the salary inequity, the percentage by which the median men's salary is higher than the median women's salary, for most jobs. Preschool and kindergarten teachers have one of the middle percentage increases for men's salary, with the increase for the men's median salary over the women's median salary in this job higher than that for 35% of other jobs.

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Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Race/Origin
Race and origin of preschool and kindergarten teachers

The representation of minority and foreign-born workers is quite different between careers, and the relative pay of those workers also varies significantly between careers. There is a higher percentage of minority preschool and kindergarten teachers than for 74% of other careers. The percentage of foreign-born workers in this career is near the middle of all careers.

Race/origin of preschool and kindergarten teachers
White (71% )
Black (18% )
Other (4% )
Asian (3% )
Multiracial (2% )
American Indian (1% )
Hispanic (1% )
Pacific Islander (0% )
Context: Representation of minorities in the workforce
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Context: Representation of foreign-born workers
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Distribution: Salaries for preschool and kindergarten teachers by race/origin

For some careers, there is a pay disparity depending on race or origin, though this is not prevalent. We calculate standard errors for all of our calculations, and when the error is high we do not show results. Therefore, for some jobs will have omitted race/origin categories.

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Distribution: Salaries for preschool and kindergarten teachers by nativity
$25K$26K$0$20K$40K$60KAll native citizensAll foreign-born

Our only sources for career data containing age, gender, or origin/race come from the Census Bureau. To provide these breakdowns, we have aggregated ACS person-level career survey responses by career, gender, race, and age. These graphics reflect the results of our aggregations, and are useful for identifying trends. A careful statistical study of the impact of age, gender, and race on salaries would correct for other factors that could be contributing to salary differences.

Pathways to this career
Education requirements and salary
Education attained by preschool teachers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), preschool teachers typically hold a associate's degree.

Sometimes the typical education identified by the BLS differs a bit from the reality of the how much education current workers actually have. The donut shows the education level held by people currently working as preschool and kindergarten teachers as reported in responses to the American Community Survey. Following, we investigate whether education level influences salary for preschool and kindergarten teachers.

Education attained by preschool and kindergarten teachers
None
High School
Some College
Associate's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Professional Deg/Doct
Doctorate
Details: Education and training recommended for preschool teachers

Preschool teachers typically need at least an associate’s degree.

Preschool teachers in Head Start programs are required to have at least an associate’s degree. However, at least 50 percent of all preschool teachers in Head Start programs nationwide must have a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Those with a degree in a related field must have experience teaching preschool-age children.

In public schools, preschool teachers are generally required to have at least a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education or a related field. Bachelor’s degree programs teach students about children’s development, provide strategies to teach young children, and explain how to observe and document children’s progress.

Details: Licensing and certification recommended for preschool teachers

Some states require preschool teachers to obtain the Child Development Associate (CDA) credential offered by the Council for Professional Recognition. Obtaining the CDA credential requires coursework, experience in the field, a written exam, and observation of the candidate working with children. The CDA credential must be renewed every 3 years.

In public schools, preschool teachers must be licensed to teach early childhood education, which covers preschool through third grade. Requirements vary by state, but they generally require a bachelor’s degree and passing an exam to demonstrate competency. Most states require teachers to complete continuing education credits in order to maintain their license.

Distribution: Salary by education level

What level of education is truly needed for preschool and kindergarten teachers? Below we see the distribution of preschool and kindergarten teachers salaries based on the education attained. These comparisons are based on all survey responses by those who identified themselves as preschool and kindergarten teachers, and are not intended as a statistical analysis of salary differences that would correct for non-educational factors that could contribute to high or low earnings.

$19K$19K$21K$22K$30K$45K$42K$0$20K$40K$60K$80KNone (2%)High School (14%)Some College (25%)Associate's Degree (16%)Bachelor's Degree (32%)Master's Degree (11%)Professional Deg/Doct (1%)
Bachelor's degree pathways
College majors held by preschool and kindergarten teachers

This table shows the college majors held by people working as preschool and kindergarten teachers. Select any degree to see detailed information. We are able to connect careers to degrees using the American Community Survey (ACS), and their degrees are defined a little differently from our programs, which are based on standard CIP classifications. Therefore, selecting some degrees will lead to a selection of CIP-level programs from which to choose.

If you see "**" before the name of a degree/program, that means this field is one that the Department of Education believes is preparatory for this career. However, you can see from this list that those recommendations are far from your only path to this job!

Degree
Select any title to learn more about that degree
Percentage of Preschool and kindergarten teachers with this degree
Salary for all majors
Salary distribution (across jobs). Showing 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
Final education level of all people with this major
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Gender of people this bachelor's degree
Men
Women
17.3%
$0$200K$51K
17.1%
$0$200K$50K
5.7%
$0$200K$53K
2.3%
$0$200K$55K
2.2%
$0$200K$54K
1.2%
$0$200K$56K
1.2%
$0$200K$63K
1.1%
$0$200K$48K
0.9%
$0$200K$70K
0.8%
$0$200K$60K
0.8%
$0$200K$60K
0.8%
$0$200K$67K
The link between degrees and careers
The link between degrees and careers

With the following "sankey" diagram, you can follow the top ten bachelor's degrees held by people working as preschool and kindergarten teachers, and then, in turn, you can see the 10 occupations that hire the most of each degree's graduates. This visualization links fields of studies and careers, suggesting both similar careers and options for degrees. The full list of bachelor's degrees held by preschool and kindergarten teachers given in the previous section reminds us that there are many paths to these careers beyond what we can summarize here.

This job
Top 10 majors
Each major's top ten jobs
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Switching Careers
Most common new jobs
The most common next careers for preschool and kindergarten teachers

What jobs will most preschool and kindergarten teachers hold next year?

The data in this chart comes from person interviews for the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The survey interviews households eight times over a two-year period, allowing us a glimpse into how people move from job to job. You can see more details from the results of the survey in our last tab in this section, and you can read about our methodology in our source descriptions.

Here we see all of the jobs that at least 1% of preschool and kindergarten teachers reported holding in their second year's survey. Is your future job on this list?

Preschool and kindergarten teachersElementary and middle school teachersChildcare workersTeacher assistantsSpecial Education TeachersTeachers and instructors (specialized areas)Education administrators
Lateral career moves
Lateral job transitions for preschool and kindergarten teachers

A lateral career transition is a move to a job with similar pay and responsibilities. A move to such a job can offer a change of pace without an increase in stress or a decrease in pay. The following table simply identifies all 4 jobs which were held by at least 1% of survey respondents before working as preschool and kindergarten teachers as well as 1% of respondents after working as preschool and kindergarten teachers. Select a row to investigate the job's full description and determine if it truly offers an opportunity for a lateral transition.

Lateral-move careers for preschool and kindergarten teachers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Childcare workers
202,700
$0$200K$20K
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
Teacher assistants
148,000
$0$200K$21K
Special Education Teachers
38,600
$0$200K$49K
Full prior and next career listings
Prior and next careers for preschool and kindergarten teachers: full listings

What do people typically do before and after they work as preschool and kindergarten teachers? Here are the full lists of all jobs that at least 1% of preschool and kindergarten teachers surveyed reported as holding a year earlier or later.

Choose which type of transition to view
Prior jobs
Next jobs
Prior careers for preschool and kindergarten teachers
Annual openings
How many openings are expected each year?
Salary
Salary distribution for people in this occupation. Range is 0-$200,000.
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
Education
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Gender
Men
Women
Percentage Transitioning
What percentage worked in this job the previous year?
Childcare workers
202,700
$0$200K$20K
6.9%
Elementary and middle school teachers
164,300
$0$200K$51K
11.5%
Teacher assistants
148,000
$0$200K$21K
3.5%
Preschool and kindergarten teachers
70,500
$0$200K$25K
53.8%
Special Education Teachers
38,600
$0$200K$49K
1.5%
No occupation
9.8%
Read about preschool teachers
Responsibilities and activities
Responsibilities and activities

Preschool teachers typically do the following:

  • Teach children basic skills such as color, shape, number, and letter recognition
  • Work with children in groups or one on one, depending on the needs of children and the subject matter
  • Plan and carry out a curriculum that targets different areas of child development
  • Organize activities so children can learn about the world, explore interests, and develop skills
  • Develop schedules and routines to ensure children have enough physical activity, rest, and playtime
  • Watch for signs of emotional or developmental problems in children and bring them to the attention of the parents
  • Keep records of the students’ progress, routines, and interests, and inform parents about their child’s development

Young children learn from playing, problem solving, questioning, and experimenting. Preschool teachers use play and other instructional techniques to teach children about the world. For example, they use storytelling and rhyming games to teach language and vocabulary. They may help improve children’s social skills by having them work together to build a neighborhood in a sandbox or teach math by having children count when building with blocks.

Preschool teachers work with children from different ethnic, racial, and religious backgrounds. Teachers include topics in their lessons that teach children how to respect people of different backgrounds and cultures.

Personality and skills
Personality and skills

Can you see yourself in the ranks of preschool teachers? Here are the skills and traits that could lead to success.

Communication skills
Preschool teachers need good communication skills to talk to parents and colleagues about students’ progress. They need good writing and speaking skills to convey this information effectively. They must also be able to communicate well with small children.
Creativity
Preschool teachers must plan lessons that engage young students. In addition, they need to adapt their lessons to suit different learning styles.
Interpersonal skills
Preschool teachers must understand children’s emotional needs and be able to develop good relationships with parents, children, and coworkers.
Organizational skills
Teachers need to be organized to plan lessons and keep records of their students.
Patience
Working with children can be stressful, and preschool teachers should be able to respond calmly to overwhelming and difficult situations.
Physical stamina
Working with children can be physically demanding, so preschool teachers should have a lot of energy.
Trends in employment
Salary trends
Distribution and trends: Salaries for preschool teachers
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Adjusted for inflation
Historic dollars

In 2018, the median (middle) for 86% of all other jobs were higher than the median (middle) salary for preschool teachers. This graphic shows how the salary distribution (adjusted for inflation) has changed for this job over recent years. The gray line, as a comparison, shows the median salary of all US workers.

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Projected versus actual employment
Exploring actual employment trends versus projected trends

Currently, jobs for preschool teachers are anticipated to grow by 11% over the next decade; only 23% of jobs are predicted to grow more.

The projected employment for preschool teachers is the best guess created by talented economists and statisticians at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). However, as you look through several careers you'll notice that the projections are heavily influenced by past performance and may miss current trends. No one can tell the future, and as new information and better techniques are developed, actual counts and future projections may change. Here's a glimpse at the actual counts versus the projections over time.

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Employment counts
Actual measured employment
BLS 10-year predictions
Variation by state
Employment
State-by-state employment numbers

Some careers tend to be centered in specific parts of the country. For example, most jobs in fashion are in New York or California. Let's see if your dream job is easy to find in your dream location! We have a few choices for viewing the data that can help you get a full employment picture.

Job density versus job count

Which states hire the most preschool teachers? We wonder if that's a fair question since states come in all sizes, so instead let's start with the question of which states have the highest density of people working as preschool teachers. You can choose to view the number of jobs per state if you prefer.

BLS vs ACS data

This map defaults to employment information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), which provides job totals carefully compiled for accuracy and with a primary focus on how employers describe their workers. The BLS job totals do not count self-employed workers. We've also compiled totals using the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) which are based on how workers describe themselves. Sometimes ACS results are quite a bit different from the employer-based BLS data.

One important factor in the differences between ACS and BLS data is that the ACS numbers are for all preschool and kindergarten teachers, comprised of all specialities listed in the menu bar, and you can choose to view the BLS at the specialty or full career level.

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Jobs per 1000 working
Number of jobs
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Number of Preschool Teachers per 1,000 workers (BLS)
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Salary
Salaries by state
Let's get a feel for where preschool teachers earn the highest salaries. There are several choices for which data we consider and how we view that data, and each can lead to different conclusions, so please read on...
Median salary versus state ratio

We use two methods to compare salaries across states:

  • In-state comparisons: the ratio of median (middle) salaries for preschool and kindergarten teachers compared to the median salary for all people working in each state, or
  • Median salary: the unaltered median salaries for preschool and kindergarten teachers.

We hope the ratio allows perspective about how salaries may compare to the regional cost-of-living.

BLS vs ACS data

We have two sources for statewide salary information with important distinctions. The BLS data is created by surveying companies, missing individuals who are self-employed or work for smaller companies. The ACS data is compiled from multi-faceted household surveys and may reflect the inconsistencies that people may have in reporting information. The ACS salaries are for all preschool and kindergarten teachers, which combines the specialities from which you can choose at the top of the page.

Choose the metric to review
In-state comparisions
Median salary
Use this data source
BLS for this specialty
Median salary ratio: Preschool Teachers to all workers (BLS for this specialty)
The darkest shading corresponds to states in which preschool teachers earn the highest salary when compared to other jobs in the state. We think this ratio might be a better indicator than the actual salary for your buying power as a state resident.
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If this job interests you, then use the dots below to find other jobs you might like. The dots closer to the top represent jobs that are like Preschool and kindergarten teachers (shown with a blue star). Look for the dots to the right to find the best salaries! (We pulled salary data from BLS, and they give a top salary value of just over $200K to protect privacy, so our graph would go much higher if the salaries were not top coded.)

How should the career similarity be computed

There are a number of ways to measure the similarity of jobs, here are a few we provide:

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  • Knowledge: What do you need to know the most about?
  • Physical Abilities: Do you need to especially strong or coordinated?
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