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

Preschool Teachers at Head Start take home an average $13.19 per hour. Earnings sit near $9.87 per hour on the lower side but can approach $16.85 on the higher side. Work is enjoyable for Preschool Teachers at Head Start, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$23,839 - $50,147

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$9.87 - $16.85

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,839 - $50,147  
   
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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$20,815 - $36,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.87 - $16.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.38  
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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$20,815 - $36,340  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
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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.


The average inexperienced worker earns $29K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $28K. For Preschool Teachers at Head Start, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $28K. Preschool Teachers at Head Start who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $30K.

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



National Average
$28,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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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

Activities for Children
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Curriculum Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
34%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 65%
vision benefits Vision: 55% employee benefits None: 19%
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