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Considering a career as a Preschool Teacher in Iowa?

11.4% Jobs Projection
$24,680 Median Salary
480 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Preschool Teachers in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Preschool Teachers in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Preschool Teachers in Iowa earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Iowa?

4,770 people worked as Preschool Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 4,330 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 440 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Preschool Teachers in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 5,510 Preschool Teachers working in it, which means Iowa has fewer Preschool Teachers than average.

Preschool Teachers in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 11.4% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Preschool Teachers: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 480 annual job openings, and a total of 4,700 jobs for Iowa Preschool Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 53,600 annual jobs and 528,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Preschool Teachers Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $17,910 to $38,280 with $24,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $8.61 to $18.41. The median hourly rate was $11.87.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $11.12 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.75.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Preschool Teachers Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Preschool Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Preschool Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 1,520 $24,480
Cedar Rapids, IA 760 $28,230
Iowa City, IA 510 $21,910
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 480 $35,380
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 480 $25,050
Ames, IA 270 $23,170
Dubuque, IA 190 $24,640
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 140 $28,870
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 140 $25,270

Top States for Preschool Teachers Employment

The table below shows the states where most Preschool Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 52,950 $34,600
Texas 34,790 $28,230
New York 30,790 $38,890
Florida 25,940 $24,740
Illinois 24,120 $29,090
Massachusetts 16,360 $35,000
North Carolina 16,110 $26,330
New Jersey 15,820 $33,430
Ohio 15,390 $26,280
Georgia 14,430 $28,750
Pennsylvania 13,480 $27,450
Washington 11,050 $31,530
Wisconsin 10,180 $24,250
Virginia 10,010 $30,680
Maryland 9,400 $31,680
Michigan 9,270 $31,390
Colorado 8,700 $30,440
Minnesota 8,180 $34,200
Oregon 7,100 $29,020
Arizona 6,820 $27,810

Below are the states where Preschool Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $38,890
Hawaii $38,840
District of Columbia $38,210
Connecticut $37,030
Massachusetts $35,000
California $34,600
Minnesota $34,200
Maine $34,060
New Jersey $33,430
Vermont $32,530

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Occupation IA Employment Total
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 800


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