How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in New Jersey?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in New Jersey earn an average of $43,360 a year, equivalent to $20.85 an hour.

This is 25% more than preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 28% less than the typical New Jersey worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New Jersey Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $36.30 $75,500
75th $27.93 $58,100
50th $17.36 $36,100
25th $12.72 $26,450
10th $10.59 $22,030
New Jersey Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Atlantic City $18.78 $39,050
Ocean City $20.36 $42,340
Trenton $19.62 $40,800
Vineland $26.65 $55,430
New Jersey Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $20.85 $43,360
2018 $19.65 $40,880
2017 $19.28 $40,110
2016 $19.58 $40,720
2015 $19.58 $40,730
2014 $18.37 $38,210
2013 $17.77 $36,970
2012 $17.70 $36,820
2011 $17.96 $37,370