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

An average Preschool Teacher at Head Start can expect to take home roughly $13.07 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $9.95 per hour and $16.75. While slightly more than a fifth report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and the greater part have dental, as well. Job satisfaction for Preschool Teachers at Head Start is high. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
$14,707 - $44,042
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$44K
MEDIAN: $29,868
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$9.95 - $16.75
(Median)
$9
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,707 - $44,042  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
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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$20,753 - $35,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 22
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $16.75  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.96  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,439  
   
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).
)
$20,753 - $35,707  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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.


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $28K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($27K) on average. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $30K on average.

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


Entry-Level
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National Average
$28,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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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 33 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 51% employee benefits None: 23%