When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($14.25 per hour) can be spotted in Chicago, Ill.; Bedford, Mass. ($13.00), Westford, Mass. (around $12.75), and Atlanta, Ga. (about $10.50) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is Aurora, Ill. at approximately $9.35. By state, the highest pay levels are found in Massachusetts, where the average The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development employee makes $14.25 per hour.
Preschool Assistant Directors are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $14.00 per hour; Preschool Teachers, Daycare Teachers, and Toddler Teachers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $12.58, around $11.49, and about $10.50, respectively. Teacher Assistants are among the lowest paid at a median salary of $9.40.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.38 per hour. When we consider tenure, a substantial portion of employees (54 percent) have been working for one to four years and make $11.84 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to approximately $13.00 per hour for Certified Infant/Toddler Caregivers, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development awards $11.99 to these degree-holders.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Curriculum Planning; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $12.66 per hour. Childhood Education is a popular skill among The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development workers, with a strong majority of those surveyed reporting using it on the job.
At The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, 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
As part of compensation, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development gives paid vacation to 36 percent and paid sick leave to one in five employees. Just under one in three workers participate in a 401(k) program. For just over two-fifths of workers, benefits include health insurance, and one-third of workers get dental coverage, too. Other privileges include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, and day care.