Entry-Level Toddler Teacher Salary

Entry-Level Toddler Teachers take home approximately $10.53 per hour on average. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Close to one-third enjoy medical while nearly one in four get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a little less than one-fifth. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$14,580 - $38,646
$15K
$26K
$39K
MEDIAN: $25,746
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$8.28 - $14.16
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$14
MEDIAN: $10.53
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,580 - $38,646  
   
Bonus
$87.50 - $2,596  
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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$17,109 - $30,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 88
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $14.16  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.04  
Overtime
$11.62 - $19.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$87.50 - $2,596  
   
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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$17,109 - $30,792  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 741

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Well-known firms with a reputation for hiring numerous Entry-Level 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 Child Care attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $31K. Those in search of high salaries should also consider Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., top-paying firms where Entry-Level Toddler Teachers rake in a decent $26K, $25K, or $24K, respectively.

The lowest salaries can be found at La Petite Academy, Inc. — median pay is $21K — and there is little variation in compensation, with paychecks starting at $17K and only reaching $27K. Workers at Primrose Schools, Childtime Learning Center, and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $22K, $23K, and $24K respectively.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,411

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

For Entry-Level Toddler Teachers, working in the bustling city of Boston has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Entry-Level Toddler Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Chicago (+37 percent), Seattle (+35 percent), Los Angeles (+34 percent), and New York (+23 percent). Entry-Level Toddler Teachers in Cleveland report much lower salaries than the rest of the country — 21 percent below the national average — proving that residence is a major factor in overall pay. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Phoenix (16 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Toddler Teacher Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Toddler Teacher in Indianapolis:
"I wish I knew the level rating of the job before starting."
My advice would be to work a job like this requires dedication, commitment, patients and understanding of child development. Having age appropriate expectations will save you a lot of stress. It is a rewarding at times stressful job but to have impact on young children lives and their journey through education is Beautiful and makes it all worth it. Be encouraged and smile through the frustration.

Toddler Teacher in Oceanside:
"How to get more money in this field."
If your in it for the money its not the right job. Patience is a big quality you must have to work with us age group. Also a good group of team teachers.

Toddler Teacher in Miami:
"Safe is the more important in the classroom."
The children are the reason of our job. I'm a teacher because I love children and more if they have some special need. They have great potential and who work with them. She will need to give herself.

Toddler Teacher in Houston:
"Our Future."
Always remember that you are impacting our future with everything you do and say to children.

Toddler Teacher in Atlanta:
Love children, be patient with children and parents, allow children to learn without limits, ask for a break or additional help when stressed, keep a positive attitude with children, possess skills to help children with special needs, and enjoy teaching children on whatever level they come to you with.

Key Stats for Toddler Teacher

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
78%
5-9 years
17%
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Skills That Affect Toddler Teacher Salaries


National Average
$22,000



Bilingual
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 70 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 32%
dental benefits
Dental: 25%
vision benefits
Vision: 19%
no benefits
None: 65%