An Entry-Level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) earns an average wage of $11.77 per hour.

$16,738 - $41,339
(Median)
$17K
$28K
$41K
MEDIAN: $28,062
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$9.04 - $15.82
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$16,738 - $41,339  
   
Bonus
$99.83 - $1,648  
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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$18,657 - $35,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 427
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.04 - $15.82  
   
Overtime
$12.25 - $23.15  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$99.83 - $1,648  
   
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).
)
$18,657 - $35,351  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,589
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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $25,016

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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 Avon:
Be patient and flexible. Every day brings something new to the table. Always look for something new to teach children. Look for aha moments.

Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) in Los Angeles:
"Get a Masters in ECE."
Make sure each and every child feels the love, respect and support from you. Also, communication with the Patents are extremely important,

Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) in East Los Angeles:
"Never give up your dream of having better place for children."
Always update your education and knowledge.

Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) in San Diego:
"Churches Are Difficult To Work For."
Watch out for church drama if it's a church owned preschool, they can get nasty.

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.

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

Childhood Education
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National Average
$25,000

Curriculum Planning
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Oral / Verbal Communication
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Spanish Language
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Activities for Children
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 228 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
4 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 41%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
medical benefits
Vision: 25%
dental benefits
None: 57%
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