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

Average Preschool Teachers at Head Start make around $13.10 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.95 per hour, and the top verges on $16.70. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. While slightly less than a fourth report receiving no health benefits, more than half do receive medical coverage, and a majority have dental, as well. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$14,535 - $44,698
(Median)
$15K
$30K
$45K
MEDIAN: $29,828
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$9.95 - $16.70
(Median)
$10
$13
$17
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$14,535 - $44,698  
   
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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$20,705 - $35,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.95 - $16.70  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.16  
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 - $1,357  
   
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).
)
$20,705 - $35,924  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 76

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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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $28K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $27K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $27K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $30K.

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



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 31 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 63%
vision benefits Vision: 53% employee benefits None: 22%