Toddler Teacher Salary

Most Toddler Teachers in the United States are women. The median pay for people in this role is approximately $10.90 per hour. Compensation for this group is mainly affected by geography, but the company and years of experience are influential factors as well. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. While the greater part report receiving no health benefits, a majority do receive medical coverage, and approximately one in four have dental, as well. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$15,337 - $39,812
$15K
$26K
$40K
MEDIAN: $26,439
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$8.48 - $14.79
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MEDIAN: $10.90
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$15,337 - $39,812  
   
Bonus
$76.60 - $2,643  
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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$17,596 - $31,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.48 - $14.79  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$11.46 - $20.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$76.60 - $2,643  
   
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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$17,596 - $31,710  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,217

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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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Though it's uncommon, some Toddler Teachers move into roles as Nannies, where pay is an average $28K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Toddler Teacher


Toddler Teachers fill the offices of leading firms KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, La Petite Academy, Inc., The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and Childtime Learning Center. 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 $31K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Early Learning Center at $26K, Head Start at $26K, and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., where Toddler Teachers annually earn $26K.

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

Popular Skills for Toddler Teacher


Toddler Teachers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 31 percent and 16 percent, respectively. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include CDA, CPR, and Cleaning. Most people 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: $23,171

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

For Toddler Teachers, busy Boston offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 34 percent above the national average. Toddler Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+33 percent), Seattle (+30 percent), New York (+25 percent), and Chicago (+21 percent). Trailing the national average by 16 percent, San Antonio is the market with the smallest paychecks. Employers pay around 13 percent less in Houston and 12 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Toddler Teacher Reviews

Q: 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.
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

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

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
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Toddler Teacher Salaries

▲10%

▲8%

▲3%

National Average
$23,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Toddler Teacher Salaries

Team Leadership
▲31%

Spanish Language
▲16%

early childhood education
▲3%


Activities for Children
▼0%

Curriculum Planning
▼0%

National Average
$23,000

Bilingual
▼4%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Cleaning
▼6%

CPR
▼11%

CDA
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 27%
vision benefits
Vision: 20%
no benefits
None: 62%