When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($16.37 per hour) can be spotted in San Ramon, Calif.; Rockville, Md. (around $14.86), Atlanta, Ga. ($11.98), and Princeton, N.J. ($11.00) are the next top-paying cities. High paychecks are not found in Henderson, Nev.; in fact, at approximately $9.00 it is one of the worst-paid cities. Pay rates in the United States are highest in the state of Massachusetts, where they average to about $13.15 per hour.
Preschool Teachers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $13.17 per hour — though Head Teachers, Toddler Teachers, and Preschool Teacher Assistants also do fairly well at around $13.00, $11.70, and approximately $10.94, respectively. Among the lower-paid positions at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development are Assistant Preschool Teachers — the median salary for this role approaches $9.58.
Years of Experience
For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to about $11.90 per hour. The largest slice of the The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development workforce (54 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $11.35 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Teacher Certifications earn $13.13 per hour, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development have a Bachelor's Degree, earning around $13.91 per hour.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Customer Service; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of about $14.74 per hour. A common skill in The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development's work force is Childhood Education; a large number of survey participants report using it on the job. Other top skills include Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, and Spanish Language.
The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development's employees who participated in the survey are more likely to be female — the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
More than two-fifths of workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). At The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, slightly less than a third of workers have health insurance, and just under a third of workers have dental coverage. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, day care, and a casual working environment.