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Preschool Teachers in Michigan

Want to work in Michigan as a Preschool Teacher? Read this first!

12.1% Jobs Projection
$31,390 Median Salary
940 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Michigan?

9,270 people worked as Preschool Teachers in 2018 in this state.

There were 9,340 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 70 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Preschool Teachers in MI Employment Trend

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

Preschool Teachers in MI vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Michigan

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 12.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Preschool Teachers: Nation vs. MI

Michigan Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates there will be 940 annual job openings, and 9,250 total jobs in 2026 for Preschool Teachers in this state.

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

What do Preschool Teachers Make in Michigan?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $20,200 to $56,900 with $31,390 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.71 to $27.35. The median hourly rate was $15.09.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $13.94 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.15.

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

Preschool Teachers Earnings: MI vs. National Average

Top Michigan 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
Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI 4,520 $31,520
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI 1,100 $29,990
Ann Arbor, MI 700 $34,120
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI 560 $25,410
Kalamazoo-Portage, MI 500 $31,760
Lansing-East Lansing, MI 360 $30,830
Flint, MI 220 $31,390
Muskegon, MI 120 $38,140
Saginaw, MI 110 $28,440
Battle Creek, MI 90 $30,720
Midland, MI 80 $24,440
Monroe, MI 80 $29,090
Jackson, MI 70 $31,180
Bay City, MI 50 $23,640
Niles-Benton Harbor, MI 40 $28,810

Top States for Preschool Teachers Employment

View the list below to see 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 MI Employment Total
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 1,450


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