Preschool Teachers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at around $11.67 per hour — though Head Teachers, Daycare Teachers, and Teacher Assistants also do fairly well at $10.75, approximately $10.48, and $9.24, respectively.
Residents of Mooresville, N.C. pick up paychecks that are higher than any other city — the median salary is $11.88 per hour; other top-paying cities include Houston, Texas (about $10.48) and Jacksonville, Fla. (approximately $10.00). Within the firm, employees working in North Carolina take home the most — about $12.25 per hour on average.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.92 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $10.50 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Teacher Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach $12.04 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. Primrose Schools workers who hold a B.A. in Psychology are also well compensated, earning $11.50 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Spanish Language; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $11.65 per hour. Childhood Education is regularly seen around here; the larger part of those surveyed report it as a core competency. Many workers usually know Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Food Preparation as well.
At Primrose Schools, there are significantly more females who responded to the questionnaire than males — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Primrose Schools lets only 43 percent take paid vacation and only one in seven employees take sick leave. Just under one in three workers save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. More than a third of workers receive health insurance, and about a fourth of workers get dental coverage. Perks also include a casual working environment and life insurance.