How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Texas?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Texas earn an average of $37,030 a year, equivalent to $17.80 an hour.

This is 7% more than preschool teachers nationwide, but it is 27% less than the typical Texas worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Texas Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $29.83 $62,040
75th $24.99 $51,970
50th $14.44 $30,030
25th $11.52 $23,970
10th $9.91 $20,600
Texas Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Abilene $16.20 $33,700
Amarillo $15.70 $32,660
Austin $16.43 $34,160
Beaumont $19.29 $40,130
Brownsville $18.71 $38,910
College Station $13.68 $28,460
Corpus Christi $15.13 $31,470
Dallas $16.92 $35,180
El Paso $21.70 $45,140
Houston $18.89 $39,290
Killeen $19.27 $40,080
Laredo $24.20 $50,350
Longview $23.73 $49,350
Lubbock $13.79 $28,680
McAllen $18.65 $38,790
Midland $15.67 $32,600
Odessa $18.02 $37,470
San Angelo $13.04 $27,120
San Antonio $19.37 $40,290
Sherman-Denison $17.75 $36,920
Texarkana $13.27 $27,600
Tyler $14.81 $30,810
Victoria $13.20 $27,450
Wichita Falls $16.75 $34,830
Texas Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $17.80 $37,030
2018 $16.81 $34,960
2017 $16.73 $34,800
2016 $17.22 $35,820
2015 $17.77 $36,960
2014 $16.99 $35,350
2013 $16.48 $34,270
2012 $15.87 $33,010
2011 $15.29 $31,810