Preschool Teachers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $13.00 per hour; Day Care Workers come in second with average earnings amounting to around $12.00, while Head Teachers and Toddler Teachers rank near the top as well (about $11.25 and $10.00, respectively). Earning only $9.27 on average, Teacher Assistants make less than most people in the company.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck ($12.00 per hour) can be spotted in Melville, N.Y.; New York, N.Y. (approximately $11.53), Jacksonville, Fla. (about $10.00), and Phoenix, Ariz. ($9.27) are the next top-paying cities. By state, the highest compensation levels appear in California, where the average salary is around $13.00 per hour.
Years of Experience
Respondents who have been working for five to nine years make $10.97 per hour on average. The largest slice of the Tutor Time Learning Centers workforce (40 percent) has been working for one to four years and earns, on average, $9.68 per hour.
Certifications and Degrees
Being an Early Childhood Educator certainly has its perks — salaries approach $12.00 per hour and far exceed the paychecks of those without certification. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor's Degree; Tutor Time Learning Centers awards approximately $13.00 to these degree-holders.
In this position, it pays to have Curriculum Planning in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of about $10.00 per hour. Childhood Education is regularly seen around here; a strong majority of those surveyed report it as a core competency.
The number of female employees who completed the survey outweighs the number of men; the female-to-male ratio is more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
Roughly one-half save up for retirement through a 401(k) plan. Paid time off due to illness is less common here than paid vacation time, one-half of respondents report receiving the former, whereas a fair number of survey participants report receiving the latter. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for slightly less than a third of workers, and just under one in three workers report receiving dental coverage as well.