When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (about $13.76 per hour) can be spotted in Pittsburgh, Pa.; Medfield, Mass. (around $13.00), Atlanta, Ga. ($12.50), and Columbus, Ohio ($11.02) are the next top-paying cities. Henderson, Nev. is one of the lowest-paid cities, with earnings averaging $9.00. U.S. pay levels are highest in the state of Illinois; pay there average to approximately $13.96 per hour.
Assistant Child Care Directors earn the highest median pay at about $13.52 per hour, followed by Early Childhood Educators (approximately $13.28), Preschool Teachers ($12.89), and Toddler Teachers (around $11.88). Financial compensation for Assistant Preschool Teachers is rather low — on average only $9.91 — relative to the rest of the company.
Years of Experience
Those who have five to nine years of work experience see average pay of $12.13 per hour. The largest fraction of The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development people (50 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $11.16 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Being a Teacher Certification certainly has its perks — salaries approach around $14.24 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $14.56 on average.
When it comes to skills, Childhood Education seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of about $12.12 per hour. It's pretty common to find people here who know Curriculum Planning; the larger part consider it a key competency. Activities for Children, Oral / Verbal Communication, and Spanish Language are also desirable skills.
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 quarter of workers and paid sick leave to 9 percent. Just under one in three workers participate in a 401(k) program. At The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, around one in five workers have health insurance, and nearly one in five workers have dental coverage. Some other advantages of working at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development are a casual working environment, tuition reimbursement, and day care.