Entry-Level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salary

The average rate for an Entry-Level Early Childhood Educator (ECE) is $11.86 per hour.

$22,216 - $50,438
$22K
$33K
$50K
MEDIAN: $33,230
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$8.64 - $16.91
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MEDIAN: $11.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$22,216 - $50,438  
   
Bonus
$1,000  
Profit Sharing
$1,001  
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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$18,458 - $42,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 121
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.64 - $16.91  
   
Overtime
$14.37 - $21.39  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,001  
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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$18,458 - $42,919  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 234

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Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Advice

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

Early Childhood Educator (ECE) in New York:
"It's harder than it looks."
Anyone interested in educating young children must keep in mind that teaching requires many skills--patience, understanding, ability to practice positive discipline. It takes more than just knowing your subject matter. It is important to understand children and their respective environments, both in school and at home. You must realize that you don't only have to teach 'subjects', you have to educate children...and sometimes even families. It can be extra challenging in this age of test taking, but it is equally important to focus on the process. It is the best way to at least attempt to meet each individual child's needs. We must learn to teach for understanding, not for test-taking.

Key Stats for Early Childhood Educator (ECE)

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
77%
5-9 years
13%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Salaries

National Average
$27,000

Childhood Education
▼1%

Curriculum Planning
▼4%

Activities for Children
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 21 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 51%
dental benefits
Dental: 40%
vision benefits
Vision: 29%
no benefits
None: 46%