Toddler Teacher Salary

Women make up the vast majority of Toddler Teachers in the United States. The average pay in this industry is approximately $11.00 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the company and tenure. Health benefits are not claimed by all — the larger part lack any form of coverage — but approximately one-third have medical insurance, and just under a third have dental, too. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$15,679 - $43,944
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$28K
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MEDIAN: $27,819
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$8.59 - $14.81
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$0$43K
Salary $15,679 - $43,944
Bonus $74.24 - $1,973
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$17,883 - $31,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 121
Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.59 - $14.81
Hourly Tips $0.04
Overtime $11.83 - $20.78
Annual Data $0$31K
Bonus $74.24 - $1,973
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$17,883 - $31,953
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,065

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Toddler Teacher


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Many Toddler Teachers move into a Nanny role, and folks who currently hold that position report a much higher median income of $28K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Toddler Teacher


Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Toddler Teachers include KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, La Petite Academy, Inc., The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and Childtime Learning Center. Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc offers the best pay with a median salary of $27K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $22K and maxing out at just $31K. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Early Learning Center, Head Start, and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., where Toddler Teachers typically earn around $26K, $26K, or $26K, respectively.

Employees at YMCA, La Petite Academy, Inc., and Tutor Time Learning Centers can also expect below-average earnings of $22K.

Popular Skills for Toddler Teacher


Toddler Teachers seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CDA, CPR, and Cleaning. The majority of those who know Activities for Children also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Toddler Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Toddler Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Toddler Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 829 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toddler Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 425 salaries. An experienced Toddler Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 270 salaries. A Toddler Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,400

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

Home to some of the best pay for Toddler Teachers, Boston offers exceptional salaries, 32 percent above the national average. Toddler Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+32 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 17 percent south of the national average, can be found in San Antonio. Workers in Houston and Dallas earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (14 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Toddler Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Toddler Teacher?

Toddler Teacher in Evanston:
"For the Love of Children."
Pros: Being around the children. Watching them grow, and learn. Seeing their excitement about learning. Being a part of their growth and development.
Cons: Long days. Stress Level. Pay. Lack of Planning Time. Lack of Professional Development.

Toddler Teacher in West Chester:
"Teaching Toddlers."
Pros: I like most being able to help toddlers see things in a new light.
Cons: I don't like the gossip that goes on in the work environment. I also don't like the feeling of being looked down on by others with more experience.

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 Orange:
"I love it!"
Pros: Friendly work environment. Best job ever.
Cons:

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.
Cons:

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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Key Stats for Toddler Teacher

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Toddler Teacher Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$23,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Toddler Teacher Salaries

Team Leadership
▲30%

Spanish Language
▲15%

early childhood education
▲2%


National Average
$23,000

Activities for Children
▼1%

Curriculum Planning
▼1%

Bilingual
▼5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Cleaning
▼7%

CPR
▼12%

CDA
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 126 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 34%
dental benefits
Dental: 28%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
no benefits
None: 64%
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