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19.1% Jobs Projection
$28,230 Median Salary
4,080 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Texas?

There were approximately 34,790 workers employed as Preschool Teachers in this state in 2018.

There were 34,950 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 160 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Preschool Teachers in TX Employment Trend

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

Preschool Teachers in TX vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Texas

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 19.1% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.

Job Projections for Preschool Teachers: Nation vs. TX

Texas Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 4,080 annual Preschool Teachers job openings in Texas, and 38,910 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 Texas?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $19,170 to $61,500 with $28,230 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $9.22 to $29.57. The median hourly rate was $13.57.

Workers in this field were paid a median of $13.1 an hour in 2017.

The hourly rate grew by $0.47.

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

Preschool Teachers Earnings: TX vs. National Average

Top Texas 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
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 11,870 $28,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 10,130 $26,750
Austin-Round Rock, TX 3,470 $28,650
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,070 $30,250
El Paso, TX 850 $28,840
Lubbock, TX 600 $23,050
Killeen-Temple, TX 540 $29,540
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX 360 $42,890
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 360 $41,340
College Station-Bryan, TX 300 $24,150
Corpus Christi, TX 300 $26,320
Tyler, TX 260 $24,380
Wichita Falls, TX 170 $25,310
Texarkana, TX-AR 160 $19,150
Longview, TX 160 $54,340
Laredo, TX 150 $66,020
Midland, TX 130 $24,290
Odessa, TX 120 $26,220
Abilene, TX 100 $32,760
San Angelo, TX 50 $25,490

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 TX Employment Total
Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education 15,050

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