Assistant Child Care Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $14.91 per hour on average; Preschool Teachers are next on the list, bringing in close to around $12.22, followed by Day Care Workers earning approximately $11.24 and Toddler Teachers making $11.00. Near the bottom at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. are Head Teachers, pulling in an average of just about $10.38.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($13.76 per hour) can be spotted in Gurnee, Ill.; Columbia, Md. (around $12.00), Jacksonville, Fla. ($11.50), and Green Bay, Wisc. (approximately $11.50) are the next top-paying cities. Those interested in increasing earning potential should avoid the city of Lakewood, Wash. — at about $10.88, salaries are some of the lowest in the country. By state, California offers the highest pay at $12.98 per hour.
Years of Experience
For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $11.11 per hour. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $10.86 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Teacher Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $12.31 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. compensates B.A. in Psychology-holders the most at $12.20 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 about $14.48 per hour. Childhood Education is considered a run-of-the-mill skill; a solid majority of KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc.'s people use it regularly. Three more common skills are Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Spanish Language.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
31 percent have paid vacation, and only about 19 percent can take paid time off for illness. To plan for old age, a little more than half of workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Perks cover health insurance for the larger part of workers and dental coverage for a majority of survey participants. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, day care, life insurance, and a casual working environment.