How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Florida?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Florida earn an average of $28,790 a year, equivalent to $13.84 an hour.

This is 17% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 40% less than the typical Florida worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Florida Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $20.59 $42,830
75th $14.84 $30,870
50th $12.07 $25,110
25th $10.37 $21,560
10th $9.38 $19,500
Florida Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Deltona $13.49 $28,060
Fort Myers $13.55 $28,190
Fort Walton Beach $13.33 $27,730
Gainesville $12.35 $25,690
Homosassa Springs $18.34 $38,140
Jacksonville $13.63 $28,360
Lakeland $15.66 $32,580
Miami $14.68 $30,540
Naples $15.47 $32,170
Ocala $12.48 $25,960
Orlando $12.87 $26,770
Palm Bay $12.01 $24,970
Panama City $13.62 $28,320
Pensacola $13.29 $27,640
Port St. Lucie $13.64 $28,380
Punta Gorda $14.29 $29,720
Sarasota $14.15 $29,440
Sebastian $13.70 $28,500
Sebring $12.15 $25,270
Tallahassee $14.87 $30,920
Tampa $13.66 $28,410
Florida Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $13.84 $28,790
2018 $13.46 $27,990
2017 $13.14 $27,340
2016 $13.21 $27,480
2015 $13.02 $27,090
2014 $12.59 $26,180
2013 $12.53 $26,060
2012 $12.73 $26,480
2011 $12.47 $25,940