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Preschool Teachers in Massachusetts

Is Massachusetts a good place for you to work as a Preschool Teacher?

1.8% Jobs Projection
$35,000 Median Salary
1,600 Job Openings

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

  • Projected employment for Preschool Teachers in Massachusetts is growing slower than average.

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

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Massachusetts?

16,360 people worked as Preschool Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 16,390 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 30 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Preschool Teachers in MA Employment Trend

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

Preschool Teachers in MA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Massachusetts

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 1.8% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Preschool Teachers: Nation vs. MA

Massachusetts Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,600 annual Preschool Teachers job openings in Massachusetts, and 16,440 total jobs in the year 2026.

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

What do Preschool Teachers Make in Massachusetts?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $24,600 to $60,810 with $35,000 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $11.83 to $29.24. The median hourly rate was $16.83.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $15.71 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.12.

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

Preschool Teachers Earnings: MA vs. National Average

Top Massachusetts 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
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 13,490 $35,550
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 1,650 $29,780
Springfield, MA-CT 1,310 $33,870
Worcester, MA-CT 740 $34,030
New Bedford, MA 400 $28,290
Barnstable Town, MA 380 $29,830
Pittsfield, MA 190 $25,510
Leominster-Gardner, MA 140 $31,930

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

You may also be interested in the following careers:

Occupation MA Employment Total
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 3,020


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