Mid-Career Preschool Teachers take home an average $12.42 per hour. Residence and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Some workers in this field — the greater part — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by close to two-fifths and dental plans are enjoyed by just under a third. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$17,026 - $47,591
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$17K
$30K
$48K
MEDIAN: $30,082
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$9.55 - $17.37
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$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$17,026 - $47,591  
   
Bonus
$40.55 - $2,424  
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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$19,380 - $38,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 271
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.55 - $17.37  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$12.16 - $25.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$40.55 - $2,424  
   
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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$19,380 - $38,486  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,051
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KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, Head Start, YMCA, and Goddard are all popular places to work. Pay for Mid-Career Preschool Teachers is best at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., which offers a median salary of $29K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $21K to $34K.

Bringing up the rear, Head Start's median pay of $21K is the lowest in town; however, employee salaries widely range, with some making up to $35K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $26,481

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For Mid-Career Preschool Teachers, working in the bustling city of Los Angeles has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Mid-Career Preschool Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+28 percent), New York (+27 percent), Boston (+19 percent), and San Jose (+19 percent). St. Louis is the lowest-paying area, 17 percent south of the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Tampa and Orlando (15 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

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

Spanish Language
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Childhood Education
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$26,000

Activities for Children
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bachelors degree
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 23%
dental benefits
None: 56%
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