How Much do Preschool Teachers Make in Wisconsin?

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

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, preschool teachers in Wisconsin earn an average of $27,190 a year, equivalent to $13.07 an hour.

This is 22% less than preschool teachers nationwide and 44% less than the typical Wisconsin worker.

  • Latest wage data is for May 2019
  • Pre-tax earnings; Wages only - does not include benefits
Wisconsin Preschool Teacher Wages by Percentile
Percentile Hourly Annually
90th $18.02 $37,480
75th $14.61 $30,380
50th $12.23 $25,440
25th $10.67 $22,200
10th $9.72 $20,220
Wisconsin Preschool Teachers Wages by Metro Area
  • Data is for the entire metro area, not just the city
Metro Area Hourly Annually
Appleton $12.78 $26,590
Eau Claire $12.66 $26,340
Fond du Lac $10.46 $21,760
Green Bay $12.97 $26,980
Janesville $12.02 $25,010
La Crosse $14.29 $29,720
Madison $15.00 $31,210
Milwaukee $13.12 $27,280
Oshkosh $11.49 $23,890
Racine $11.86 $24,680
Sheboygan $13.42 $27,920
Wausau $11.94 $24,830
Wisconsin Preschool Teacher Wages by Year
Year Hourly Annually
2019 $13.07 $27,190
2018 $12.76 $26,550
2017 $12.71 $26,440
2016 $12.67 $26,360
2015 $12.58 $26,160
2014 $12.93 $26,900
2013 $13.16 $27,360
2012 $13.01 $27,070
2011 $12.40 $25,800