Entry-Level Daycare Teacher Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Daycare Teacher is $9.79 per hour.

$14,190 - $39,070
$14K
$24K
$39K
MEDIAN: $24,167
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$7.87 - $13.30
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$13
MEDIAN: $9.79
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$14,190 - $39,070  
   
Bonus
$100.22 - $1,490  
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$16,426 - $28,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.87 - $13.30  
   
Overtime
$10.41 - $19.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$100.22 - $1,490  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.00  
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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$16,426 - $28,586  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,463

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National Average: $20,621

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Daycare Teacher Advice

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

Daycare Teacher in Downers Grove:
"Too hard to live on own and support a family."
You can't be in this job for love of money, you must love children and care for them as if they were your own.

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.

Key Stats for Daycare Teacher

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
79%
5-9 years
14%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Daycare Teacher Salaries


Bilingual
▲6%

CDA
▲2%



National Average
$21,000


Organizing
▼5%

CPR
▼11%

Leadership
▼14%

First Aid
▼14%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼17%

Team Leadership
▼18%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 259 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 23%
dental benefits
Dental: 18%
vision benefits
Vision: 13%
no benefits
None: 74%