Toddler Teachers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.79 per hour for pay. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by the company and years of experience. 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 more than a third and dental plans are enjoyed by slightly less than a third. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,433 - $43,299
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$15K
$28K
$43K
MEDIAN: $27,642
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$8.39 - $14.83
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$15K$30K$45K
Salary
$15,433 - $43,299  
   
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,517  
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
Total Pay (?
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$17,431 - $31,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 163
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.39 - $14.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$10.33 - $20.49  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$74.50 - $2,517  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,931  
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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$17,431 - $31,933  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,324
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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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Toddler Teachers who move on to become Nannies may enjoy significant pay raises, as Nannies get paid an average of $28K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Toddler Teacher


KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, La Petite Academy, Inc., The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and Childtime Learning Center are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Toddler Teachers. Pay for Toddler Teachers is best at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, which offers a median salary of $27K. However, the highest reported salaries don't seem to be much higher than the lowest ones; the pay range here runs from $22K to $32K. Soaring salaries can also be found at Early Learning Center, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., and Head Start, where earnings of $26K, $26K, or $26K are standard for Toddler Teachers.

Tutor Time Learning Centers, La Petite Academy, Inc. and Primrose Schools are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, all showing salaries around $22K.

Popular Skills for Toddler Teacher


Survey participants wield an impressively varied skill set on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership, Spanish Language, and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 32 percent, 17 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include CDA, CPR, and Bilingual. Most people familiar with 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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Toddler Teachers — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $22K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $24K. Toddler Teachers bring in $25K after working for 10 to 20 years. Toddler Teachers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $26K on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,060

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 35 percent, Toddler Teachers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Toddler Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Boston (+35 percent), New York (+30 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), and Chicago (+29 percent). Houston ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 12 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Phoenix and St. Louis (9 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Toddler Teacher Reviews

What is it like working as a Toddler Teacher?

Toddler Teacher in Irvine:
"Teaching young children and expert cleaner, and front desk."
Pros: Kids, fun, engaging, rewarding, flexibility,
Cons: Stressful, draining,

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

Team Leadership
up arrow 32%

Spanish Language
up arrow 17%

Cleaning
up arrow 4%

early childhood education
up arrow 3%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

Activities for Children
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$23,000

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 4%

Bilingual
up arrow 5%

CPR
up arrow 10%

CDA
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 137 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 38%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
medical benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 60%
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