How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Michigan?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Michigan earn an average of $34,790 a year, equivalent to $16.73 an hour.

This is almost exactly the same as preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 31% less than the typical Michigan worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Michigan Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $26.99 $56,150
75th $20.40 $42,440
50th $14.89 $30,980
25th $11.38 $23,680
10th $10.02 $20,840
Michigan Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Ann Arbor $16.68 $34,700
Battle Creek $15.61 $32,480
Bay City $16.31 $33,930
Benton Harbor $13.83 $28,770
Detroit $16.44 $34,200
Flint $16.40 $34,110
Grand Rapids $17.48 $36,370
Jackson $14.75 $30,680
Kalamazoo $17.92 $37,280
Lansing $17.06 $35,490
Midland $13.30 $27,660
Muskegon $18.56 $38,610
Saginaw $15.31 $31,830
Michigan Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $16.73 $34,790
2018 $16.83 $35,010
2017 $15.76 $32,770
2016 $14.91 $31,010
2015 $14.43 $30,020
2014 $14.62 $30,410
2013 $15.36 $31,950
2012 $16.20 $33,690
2011 $16.07 $33,430