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How much do kindergarten teachers get paid?

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of 2012, the median annual salary for kindergarten teachers is $50,120. Elementary school teachers overall earn a median wage of $53,400.

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The bottom 10 percent of all kindergarten teachers earn, on average, less than $32,450, and the top 10 percent have an average salary of more than $78,230, as of May 2012. Kindergarten teachers in New York top the list with an average salary of $71,850 while Rhode Island is a close second at $71,040. The typical wage in California is only $36,980, but it is also the state with the highest employment levels for kindergarten teachers.

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