Entry-Level Daycare Teacher Salary

The average pay for an Entry-Level Daycare Teacher is $9.60 per hour. A skill in CPR is associated with high pay for this job.

$15,040 - $39,781
(Median)
$15K
$27K
$40K
MEDIAN: $26,540
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$7.78 - $12.91
(Median)
$7
$9
$13
MEDIAN: $9.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,040 - $39,781  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $302.95  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
Commission
$300.00  
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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$16,226 - $28,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 245
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$7.78 - $12.91  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.86  
Overtime
$8.62 - $19.29  
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
$0.00 - $302.95  
   
Commission
$300.00  
Profit Sharing
$1,450  
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).
)
$16,226 - $28,561  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 2,638
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $20,326

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Daycare Teacher Advice

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

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

CPR
up arrow 19%

Spanish Language
up arrow 3%

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 2%

CDA
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Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$20,000

Activities for Children
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 419 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 30%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
medical benefits
Vision: 16%
dental benefits
None: 67%
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