Bringing in the most money are Assistant Child Care Directors — their earnings average $14.91 per hour. Preschool Teachers are a close second at $12.14 along with Toddler Teachers (approximately $11.00) and Teacher Assistants (about $10.56). On the lower end are Head Teachers at $10.38 on average.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $13.76 per hour) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Gurnee, Ill. (approximately $13.76), Boston, Mass. ($13.00), and Wheeling, Ill. (about $11.82) are the next top-paying cities. Vancouver, Wash. is near the bottom for pay at around $9.74. By state, the highest pay levels are found in California, where the average KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. employee makes $12.83 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $11.15 per hour on average. Overall, the greater share of KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average around $10.78 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Elementary Teacher Certifications earn approximately $12.04 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. compensates Bachelor of Science in Child Development-holders the most at about $12.75 per hour.
The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be People Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of $14.00 per hour. Childhood Education is regularly seen around here; a fair number of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Spanish Language are also desirable skills.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Benefits packages do tend to lack paid time off; KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. gives paid vacation days to a third of respondents and sick leave to 18 percent. The larger part of survey participants plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for the larger part of workers, and for a majority of survey participants, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include tuition reimbursement, day care, life insurance, and a casual working environment.