How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in New York?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in New York earn an average of $42,330 a year, equivalent to $20.35 an hour.

This is 22% more than preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 34% less than the typical New York worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
New York Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $32.20 $66,970
75th $24.29 $50,520
50th $17.87 $37,160
25th $13.98 $29,070
10th $11.99 $24,940
New York Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Albany $16.04 $33,360
Binghamton $20.35 $42,330
Buffalo $19.28 $40,110
Elmira $20.47 $42,570
Glens Falls $14.93 $31,060
Ithaca $19.27 $40,090
Kingston $15.55 $32,340
New York $21.23 $44,170
Rochester $16.49 $34,300
Syracuse $16.36 $34,020
Utica $16.51 $34,340
Watertown $18.40 $38,280
New York Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $20.35 $42,330
2018 $23.38 $48,630
2017 $21.30 $44,310
2016 $20.14 $41,900
2015 $18.27 $38,010
2014 $20.28 $42,190
2013 $20.99 $43,650
2012 $19.24 $40,010
2011 $19.02 $39,560