How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Massachusetts?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Massachusetts earn an average of $40,640 a year, equivalent to $19.54 an hour.

This is 17% more than preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 38% less than the typical Massachusetts worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Massachusetts Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $29.95 $62,300
75th $22.01 $45,770
50th $17.55 $36,500
25th $14.94 $31,080
10th $12.62 $26,250
Massachusetts Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Barnstable Town $17.47 $36,350
Boston $19.34 $40,230
Gardner $16.51 $34,350
New Bedford $16.74 $34,810
Pittsfield $17.73 $36,870
Springfield $21.57 $44,870
Worcester $21.02 $43,730
Massachusetts Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $19.54 $40,640
2018 $18.84 $39,180
2017 $18.04 $37,510
2016 $17.26 $35,900
2015 $17.35 $36,090
2014 $17.42 $36,240
2013 $16.54 $34,410
2012 $16.15 $33,590
2011 $15.97 $33,220