Early childhood teaching jobs in kindergarten and elementary grade levels pay an average annual salary of $53,090, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Professionals in this field must have a bachelor's degree, and teachers working in public schools also complete testing for certification in their state.
Early childhood educators give young students a foundation for basic subjects, such as science, math, social studies and reading. Among kindergarten teachers, the highest 10 percent of earners made $78,230 annually, while the lowest 10 percent made salaries lower than $32,450. The top 10 percent of earners at the elementary level made $83,160 or more, and the lowest 10 percent made less than $35,630.