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

The average Preschool Teacher at Head Start earns approximately $13.41 per hour. Work is enjoyable for Preschool Teachers at Head Start, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. A strong majority report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$23,270 - $50,779
(Median)
$23K
$30K
$51K
MEDIAN: $30,384
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90%

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$10.18 - $17.66
(Median)
$10
$13
$18
MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$17K$34K$51K
Salary
$23,270 - $50,779  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
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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$21,434 - $39,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$10.18 - $17.66  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $28.38  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,391  
   
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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$21,434 - $39,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

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


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $29K on average. It may be worth noting that those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a lower median salary of $28K. Preschool Teachers at Head Start claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $28K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $30K.

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



National Average
$29,000

Experienced
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Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salaries

Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$29,000

Activities for Children
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Curriculum Planning
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
95 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
35%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 57%
dental benefits
None: 19%
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