The average salary for a Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) is $36,205 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Total Pay (?
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$24,225 - $54,563
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Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Total Pay (?
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$9.83 - $17.99
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National Salary Data

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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$24,225 - $54,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,043  
Total Pay (?
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$22,552 - $53,218  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 516
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.99  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.35  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
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$0.00 - $2,043  
   
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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$22,552 - $53,218  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 516
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Job Description for Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education)
Kindergarten teacher (who do not work in special education) oversee classrooms for children between the ages of about four and six years old; this environment is normally a child's first transition into formal education. These teachers' goal is to lay a strong foundation for future learning by the children and teach foundational skills. They need to understand different learning styles and rates, working with pupils to help them develop basic skills and facilities in areas such as reading and arithmetic; additionally, they educate students on color recognition, spatial relationships. Kindergarten teachers also impart values such as sharing, cooperation, and proper classroom behavior to the children, some of whom are spending their first extended time away from parental control in the kindergarten classroom environment. Teachers are expected to be creative, cheerful, and able to foster a nurturing, positive learning environment.
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Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Tasks
  • Teach basic academic skills of number and letter recognition while monitoring physical and emotional health in individuals.
  • Demonstrate and reinforce rules for social interaction and personal responsibility.
  • Inspire a passion for learning in young children through engaging environments geared for manipulating and exploring a variety of materials.
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Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) in Bruington:
"Standards Of Learning Need An Overhaul."
When I first started this career, I thought teaching would be fun, but the SOLs have taken all the joy out of teaching. Until parents are held accountable for student achievement and school accreditation, the SOLs will never be a fair and accurate measure of a teacher's job performance.
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Experience Affects Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%
Experienced
up arrow 20%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$34,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 9%
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Gender
Female
97%
female alumni
 
Male
3%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 45%
vision benefits Vision: 31% employee benefits None: 32%
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