Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salary

The average salary for a Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) is $38,650 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.
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$25,361 - $55,203

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$10.00 - $20.18

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$25,361 - $55,203  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
Total Pay (?
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$23,771 - $54,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 435
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$10.00 - $20.18  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $35.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,578  
   
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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$23,771 - $54,360  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 107
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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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Experience Affects Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 28%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salaries


National Average
$36,000

Curriculum Planning
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 81 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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