When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.00 per hour) can be spotted in the company's headquarter city of Portland, Ore.; Seattle, Wash. ($13.75), Phoenix, Ariz. ($13.63), and Cincinnati, Ohio (about $12.85) are the next top-paying cities. Expected earnings are below average (around $11.11) in Jacksonville, Fla., one of the lowest-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of California, where they average to approximately $13.48 per hour.
Assistant Child Care Directors represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $14.93 per hour — though Preschool Teachers, Toddler Teachers, and Daycare Teachers also do fairly well at $12.61, approximately $12.16, and $11.74, respectively. Earning only about $10.34 on average, Preschool Teacher Assistants make less than most people in the company.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of around $12.46 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (38 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.27 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Early Childhood Educators earn $12.99 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. have a B.A. in Bachelor of Arts (BA), earning $13.75 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Customer Service; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $15.04 per hour. Childhood Education is regularly seen around here; a solid majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children, and Oral / Verbal Communication round out the set of key employee skills.
KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.'s employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
About one-half of workers take advantage of the 401(k) plan that KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. sponsors. For the larger part of workers, benefits include health insurance, and a majority of workers get dental coverage, too. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, day care, a casual working environment, and flexible hours.