Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education

General Information

Description

Instruct preschool-aged students, following curricula or lesson plans, in activities designed to promote social, physical, and intellectual growth.

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Job Outlook

Employment of preschool teachers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. About 59,600 openings for preschool teachers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$31,930

State-by-state Salary

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$43,210
$20,730
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 28%
  • Bachelor's degree 17%
  • Some college 12%
  • Master's degree 12%
  • Associate's degree 11%
  • Post-secondary certificate 10%
  • Post baccalaureate 7%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • English Language
  • Psychology
  • Public Safety and Security

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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