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Toddler Teacher Salary

The larger portion of Toddler Teachers in the United States are women. Median pay in this female-dominated area goes for around $10.71 per hour. Lower pay rates hover around $8.28 per hour, and the higher rates verge on $15.25. Geography is the main element affecting pay for this group — the specific employer and years of experience are driving factors as well. Most Toddler Teachers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Health benefits are not claimed by all — just over a half lack any form of coverage — but just over two-fifths have medical insurance, and one in three have dental, too. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$16,651 - $46,980
(Median)
$17K
$27K
$47K
MEDIAN: $27,289
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$8.28 - $15.25
(Median)
$8
$11
$15
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Salary
$16,651 - $46,980  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $394.53  
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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$17,186 - $33,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 179
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $15.25  
   
Overtime
$9.03 - $21.34  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $394.53  
   
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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$17,186 - $33,917  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 874

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Job Description for Toddler Teacher

Toddler teachers work closely with the child - generally in a daycare or preschool setting - and instruct them different subjects. In addition to teaching, toddler teachers are also responsible for the general care of the child (for example, ensuring the child's safety).

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Toddler Teacher Tasks

  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of daycare center.
  • Oversee child interactions and play, and ensure a safe and supportive environment.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely with parents about schedules, problems, and offerings.
  • Prepare daily activities and schedule, setting up educational and entertaining offerings.
  • Prepare and clean up after snacks and lunch.

Common Career Paths for Toddler Teacher


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For Toddler Teachers, career advancements do not tend to correlate with a rise in salary. On average, lower-level Toddler Teachers earn similar salaries to those in higher-end positions like Preschool Teacher.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Toddler Teacher


KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, Head Start, and Kids R Kids are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Toddler Teachers. Head Start leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $27K.

Popular Skills for Toddler Teacher


Survey takers who work as Toddler Teachers typically report just a few professional skills. Most notably, skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children, and CDA are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CDA. Most people who know Activities for Children also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Toddler Teacher

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


For Toddler Teachers, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $22K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $24K. Toddler Teachers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $24K. Veterans who have acquired more than 20 years report a median income of $27K, which is generally higher than the pay reported by other tenure groups.

Toddler Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as a Toddler Teacher?

Toddler Teacher in Onslow:
"I love these little ones they actually teach me a lot also."
Pros: The hugs and kisses that these little ones share every day.

Toddler Teacher in Blaine:
"Working With Children Is Emotionally Satisfying."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with toddlers and offering new information and experiences to give a foundation for their education.
Cons: The owner does not offer options for longer vacation packages or other benefits or reviews and no raises.

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Experience Affects Toddler Teacher Salaries




National Average
$23,000


Skills That Affect Toddler Teacher Salaries

Childhood Education
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Curriculum Planning
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National Average
$23,000

Activities for Children
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CDA
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 117 votes.

Gender

Female
98 %
Male
2 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 43% dental benefits Dental: 33%
vision benefits Vision: 23% employee benefits None: 54%