Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salary

A Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) earns an average salary of $40,299 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
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$25,287 - $58,077
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$58K
MEDIAN: $40,299
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$9.94 - $20.30
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MEDIAN: $13.97
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$25,287 - $58,077  
   
Bonus
$1,474  
Total Pay (?
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$23,317 - $55,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 286
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$9.94 - $20.30  
   
Overtime
$25.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$1,474  
   
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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$23,317 - $55,109  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 65

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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

  • Inspire a passion for learning in young children through engaging environments geared for manipulating and exploring a variety of materials.
  • Demonstrate and reinforce rules for social interaction and personal responsibility.
  • Teach basic academic skills of number and letter recognition while monitoring physical and emotional health in individuals.

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Pay by Experience Level for Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education)

Pay by Experience for a Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) has a positive trend. An entry-level Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 193 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $44,000 based on 85 salaries. A Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 36 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $38,749

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Key Stats for Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Kindergarten Teacher (but not Special Education) Salaries

Late-Career
▲37%

Experienced
▲14%

Mid-Career
▲2%

National Average
$39,000

▼10%

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


National Average
$39,000

Curriculum Planning
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 71%
dental benefits
Dental: 52%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 28%