When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($15.48 per hour) can be spotted in New York, N.Y.; Bedford, Mass. ($13.00), Atlanta, Ga. (around $11.98), and Katy, Texas (approximately $11.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Aurora, Ill.; in fact, at $9.15 it is one of the worst-paid cities. By state, New York offers the highest pay at about $15.26 per hour.
Preschool Assistant Directors are awarded the highest paychecks, with compensation nearing $14.00 per hour on average; Preschool Teachers are next on the list, bringing in close to $12.92, followed by Daycare Teachers earning around $12.00 and Head Teachers making approximately $11.48. With salaries averaging about $9.41, Teacher Assistants are among the lowest paid at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $10.50 per hour. The largest fraction of The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development people (57 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn $11.67 per hour on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Monetary compensation comes to $12.87 per hour for Teacher Certifications, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. It pays to have a Bachelor's Degree at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development — these employees make the most at approximately $12.24 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have may be Customer Service; employees who claim proficiency also report a higher average salary of about $15.00 per hour. Childhood Education also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; most of employees surveyed report using it at work. Many workers are also familiar with Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Spanish Language.
Women make up the majority of employees who completed the questionnaire for 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 one in five respondents and paid sick leave to one-seventh of survey participants. Just over two-fifths of workers plan for retirement by taking advantage of the company-sponsored 401(k) program. For more than two-fifths of workers, benefits include health insurance, and one in three workers get dental coverage, too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement and day care.