When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.48 per hour) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Rockville, Md. (about $14.86), Bedford, Mass. (around $13.00), and Princeton, N.J. ($11.00) are the next top-paying cities. Approaching the lower end of the pay scale (at approximately $9.15) is Aurora, Ill. By state, Virginia offers the highest pay at $14.00 per hour.
Preschool Assistant Directors rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $14.00 per hour; Preschool Teachers come in second with average earnings amounting to $12.92, while Daycare Teachers and Head Teachers rank near the top as well ($12.00 and around $11.48, respectively). Teacher Assistants make an average $9.48, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development for between five and 10 years earn about $10.65 per hour on average. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of $11.67 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Salaries approach $12.94 per hour for Teacher Certifications; non-accredited workers make much less. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning about $12.24 on average.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Service; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of around $15.00 per hour. A relatively widespread skill at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development is Childhood Education; a solid majority of employees use it for work. Other top skills include Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Spanish Language.
Employees who participated in the survey skew strongly female, with a female-to-male ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
As part of compensation, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development gives paid vacation to a fifth of workers and paid sick leave to one in seven workers. Just over two-fifths of workers participate in a 401(k) program. Health insurance is part of the package for more than two-fifths of workers, and for just under one in three workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement and day care.