Entry-Level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salary (United States)

An Entry-Level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) earns an average wage of $11.26 per hour.
Entry-Level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salary (?
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$15,053 - $39,968
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $26,700
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Entry-Level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Salary (?
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$8.41 - $15.52
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MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,053 - $39,968  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $623  
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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$17,224 - $35,281  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 625
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.41 - $15.52  
   
Overtime
$10.56 - $21.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $623  
   
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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$17,224 - $35,281  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,769
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Pay Difference By Location

San Francisco
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San Jose
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Chicago
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Boston
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Los Angeles
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Portland
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Houston
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Austin
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National Average
$24,000
Philadelphia
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Columbus
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Atlanta
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Tampa
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Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Advice

What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) in Dallas:
"Look For NAEYC Accreditation."
First, you must absolutely enjoy children. You must have an abundance of patience. You need to use persuasion and humor as guidance tools.

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

Spanish Language
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Childhood Education
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Curriculum Planning
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Activities for Children
0%
National Average
$24,000

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Gender

Female
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female alumni
 
Male
2%
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 45% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 53%
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