How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Colorado?

Do preschool teachers in Colorado make a lot of money? What is the average pay for Colorado preschool teachers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Colorado earn an average of $34,440 a year, equivalent to $16.56 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 40% less than the typical Colorado worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Colorado Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $23.43 $48,740
75th $18.35 $38,170
50th $15.25 $31,720
25th $13.17 $27,390
10th $11.83 $24,600
Colorado Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Boulder $18.27 $38,000
Colorado Springs $14.28 $29,710
Denver $16.98 $35,320
Fort Collins $15.43 $32,100
Grand Junction $16.35 $34,020
Greeley $16.19 $33,680
Pueblo $15.06 $31,330
Colorado Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.56 $34,440
2018 $15.93 $33,140
2017 $14.94 $31,070
2016 $14.51 $30,170
2015 $14.42 $30,000
2014 $15.22 $31,650
2013 $14.98 $31,170
2012 $14.86 $30,910
2011 $15.55 $32,350