Preschool Teachers in Texas
Get the information you need to know about working as a Preschool Teacher.
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.
The typical state has 5,510 Preschool Teachers working in it, which means Texas has more Preschool Teachers than average.
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%.
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.
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|
|College Station-Bryan, TX||300||$24,150|
|Corpus Christi, TX||300||$26,320|
|Wichita Falls, TX||170||$25,310|
|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|
Below are the states where Preschool Teachers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$38,210|
Related Careers in TX
You may also be interested in the following careers:
|Occupation||TX Employment Total|
|Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education||15,050|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
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