The average pay for an Entry-Level Daycare Teacher is $9.70 per hour.

$14,691 - $39,671
(Median)
$15K
$25K
$40K
MEDIAN: $24,964
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$7.83 - $13.11
(Median)
$7
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$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,691 - $39,671  
   
Bonus
$100.67 - $1,468  
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$16,350 - $28,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 158
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.83 - $13.11  
   
Overtime
$10.02 - $20.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$100.67 - $1,468  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,550  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$16,350 - $28,466  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,391
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National Average: $20,470

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Daycare Teacher Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Daycare Teacher in Hendersonville:
"How the organization worked and pay scales."
Ask about reimbursements for things you buy for your classroom.

Daycare Teacher in Washington:
"That We Would Get Vacation And Raises."
To teach age appropriate things. Work a lot on motor skills. And teaching children colors and shapes.

Daycare Teacher in New York:
"Know Your Rights."
This is a job with lots of responsibilities. It becomes stressful at times, but it can also very rewarding. I consider the daycare teacher as the most important of all levels of teachers. Daycare teachers form the educational foundation in young children, and it is on this foundation that all the other teachers build. Daycare teachers can never be fully compensated for the responsibilities laid upon them. They perform duties such as parents, doctor, lawyer, police, advisor, interpretor etc. Therefore, a daycare teacher must exercise such qualities as love, patience, tolerance, forgiveness, understanding, kindness, gentleness etc. Although daycare teachers are grossly underpaid, they are rewarded with the satisfaction of watching the children grow physically, excel academically, and become functionally productive members of society.

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Skills That Affect Daycare Teacher Salaries

CDA
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Spanish Language
up arrow 4%

CPR
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Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
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Bilingual
0%

National Average
$20,000

Activities for Children
up arrow 1%

Organizing
up arrow 4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 13%

First Aid
up arrow 14%

Team Leadership
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 246 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 24%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
medical benefits
Vision: 13%
dental benefits
None: 73%
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