Mid-Career Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salary

Mid-Career Preschool Teachers can expect to earn an average of $12.45 per hour. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — a majority lack coverage. On the flip side, just over two-fifths have medical insurance and slightly less than a third receive dental plans. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Mid-Career Preschool Teachers. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,793 - $47,914
$18K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,230
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$9.56 - $17.25
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$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.45
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,793 - $47,914  
   
Bonus
$25.76 - $2,408  
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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$19,521 - $38,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 284
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.56 - $17.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$11.23 - $26.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$25.76 - $2,408  
   
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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$19,521 - $38,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,136

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KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, YMCA, Head Start, and Goddard are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Mid-Career Preschool Teachers. Although the highest salaries can be found at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. where median pay is $29K, there is little variation in compensation; paychecks are spread only between $21K and $34K.

With a median salary of only $21K, Head Start pays the least. It seems that the compensation range of $15K to $35K isn't that wide, either.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,626

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Mid-Career Preschool Teachers will find that Chicago offers an impressive pay rate, one which exceeds the national average by 37 percent. Mid-Career Preschool Teachers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+35 percent), Seattle (+27 percent), New York (+22 percent), and San Jose (+19 percent). St. Louis is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Employers also pay below the national average in Tampa (15 percent lower) and Cincinnati (11 percent lower).

Key Stats for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.
5-9 years
74%
10-19 years
26%
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Skills That Affect Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salaries

Spanish Language
▲8%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲1%

Childhood Education
▼0%

Curriculum Planning
▼0%

National Average
$27,000


bachelors degree
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 177 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 42%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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