Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salary at Head Start

Pay for Preschool Teachers at Head Start sits in the ballpark of $13.14 per hour. Compensation ranges between $9.90 per hour and $16.79. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Although roughly one in five lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,000 - $49,910
(Median)
$24K
$30K
$50K
MEDIAN: $30,273
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$9.90 - $16.79
(Median)
$9
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$24,000 - $49,910  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
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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$20,940 - $36,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.90 - $16.79  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.16  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,357  
   
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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$20,940 - $36,871  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) at Head Start

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $29K on average. Interestingly, those who have worked for five to 10 years report receiving a smaller median salary of $27K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $28K in this role. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $30K.

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Experience Affects Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) at Head Start Salaries



National Average
$28,000

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Skills That Affect Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) at Head Start Salaries

Childhood Education
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National Average
$28,000

Curriculum Planning
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Activities for Children
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 71% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 21%
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