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Is Maryland a good place for you to work as a Preschool Teacher?

7.9% Jobs Projection
$31,680 Median Salary
980 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Preschool Teachers in Maryland are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Preschool Teachers in Maryland is growing faster than average.

  • Preschool Teachers in Maryland earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Preschool Teachers Work in Maryland?

In 2018, there were 9,400 Preschool Teachers working in the state.

There were 10,000 Preschool Teachers employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 600 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


The typical state has 5,510 Preschool Teachers working in it, which means Maryland has more Preschool Teachers than average.


Job Projections for Maryland

Jobs for Preschool Teachers in this state are growing at a rate of 7.9% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 10.5%.


Maryland Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 980 annual job openings, and a total of 9,870 jobs for Maryland Preschool Teachers in 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 53,600 annual jobs and 528,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Preschool Teachers Make in Maryland?

In 2018 wages for Preschool Teachers ranged from $21,320 to $66,820 with $31,680 being the median annual salary.

Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $10.25 to $32.13. The median hourly rate was $15.23.

In 2017 the median pay for this field was $14.16 an hour.

The hourly rate grew by $1.07.

The median salary in Maryland is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top Maryland Metros for Preschool Teachers

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Preschool Teachers.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 10,810 $34,390
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 9,400 $28,100
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 4,510 $30,410
Salisbury, MD-DE 470 $25,350
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 210 $30,650
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 $31,790

Top States for Preschool Teachers Employment

View the list below to see where most Preschool Teachers work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 52,950 $34,600
Texas 34,790 $28,230
New York 30,790 $38,890
Florida 25,940 $24,740
Illinois 24,120 $29,090
Massachusetts 16,360 $35,000
North Carolina 16,110 $26,330
New Jersey 15,820 $33,430
Ohio 15,390 $26,280
Georgia 14,430 $28,750
Pennsylvania 13,480 $27,450
Washington 11,050 $31,530
Wisconsin 10,180 $24,250
Virginia 10,010 $30,680
Maryland 9,400 $31,680
Michigan 9,270 $31,390
Colorado 8,700 $30,440
Minnesota 8,180 $34,200
Oregon 7,100 $29,020
Arizona 6,820 $27,810

Below are the states where Preschool Teachers get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
New York $38,890
Hawaii $38,840
District of Columbia $38,210
Connecticut $37,030
Massachusetts $35,000
California $34,600
Minnesota $34,200
Maine $34,060
New Jersey $33,430
Vermont $32,530

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