The highest average salaries go to Pre-Kindergarten Teachers, who bring in close to around $12.61 per hour, though Preschool Teachers are not far behind at $11.54 along with Head Teachers (approximately $10.50) and Daycare Teachers ($10.31). On the lower end are Teacher Assistants at about $9.30 on average.
Years of Experience
Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $10.92 per hour. The greater proportion of employees (59 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of around $10.33 per hour.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.25 per hour) can be spotted in Orlando, Fla.; Mooresville, N.C. ($11.88), Broomfield, Colo. ($10.86), and Houston, Texas (approximately $10.48) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Louisville, Ky.; in fact, at about $9.98 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, Primrose Schools pays its North Carolina employees the most; the pay rate there is $12.25 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Teacher Certifications earn $12.04 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. Employees who have a B.A. in Psychology make the most here, hauling in about $11.50 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Oral / Verbal Communication; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of around $11.00 per hour. A common skill in Primrose Schools' work force is Childhood Education; a majority of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children, and Spanish Language.
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
Two-fifths of respondents have paid vacation, and only about one in eight respondents can take paid time off for illness. Approximately one-fourth of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. One in three workers have health insurance, and benefits for close to a fifth of workers also include dental insurance. Primrose Schools employees also enjoy perks such as a casual working environment and life insurance.