How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Missouri?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Missouri earn an average of $30,760 a year, equivalent to $14.79 an hour.

This is 11% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 36% less than the typical Missouri worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Missouri Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $21.58 $44,880
75th $17.33 $36,050
50th $13.78 $28,660
25th $11.15 $23,190
10th $9.83 $20,440
Missouri Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Jefferson City $17.92 $37,270
Joplin $14.07 $29,260
Kansas City $14.84 $30,870
Springfield $14.10 $29,330
St. Joseph $10.88 $22,630
St. Louis $14.69 $30,560
Missouri Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $14.79 $30,760
2018 $14.63 $30,440
2017 $13.15 $27,360
2016 $13.22 $27,500
2015 $13.22 $27,500
2014 $13.01 $27,060
2013 $13.37 $27,800
2012 $13.44 $27,950
2011 $12.28 $25,550