Average Hourly Rate for Head Start Employees

$15.13
Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
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FAQs About Head Start

How much does Head Start pay?

Head Start pays its employees an average of $15.13 an hour. Hourly pay at Head Start ranges from an average of $10.46 to $22.45 an hour. Head Start employees with the job title Family Advocate make the most with an average hourly rate of $16.75, while employees with the title Teacher Assistant make the least with an average hourly rate of $11.67.

Are Head Start employees satisfied with their compensation?

Our Fair Pay score for Head Start is 2.52. Read reviews from current employees that include compensation and culture insights.

What is the highest salary at Head Start?

The highest reported salary for an employee at Head Start is currently $22.45 / hour

Head Start Reviews

Overall Satisfaction
3.7 out of 5
Ratings
Appreciation
3.4
Company Outlook
3.6
Fair Pay
2.5
Learning and Development
3.7
Tolerable.
Family Service Worker in Lynchburg:
Pros: Off in the summer and when school is closed.
Cons: The pay.
First year as an Assistant.
Preschool Teacher Assistant in Port Chester:
Pros: I love spending time with the children. I enjoy creating a plan base on their interest and just watching their face expression as we discover new things.Also the flexibility with my children when they get sick and I have to be out.
Cons: The changes in staff and room. The changes in hours. Every year in the start there is always a staff and room change. Even if the team from last year worked great, they separate them. The pay; we work so hear and pay is nothing.the stress level this year at start of year was of the chart.
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Years of Experience

Entry Level
1.4%
Early Career
35.1%
Mid Career
19.8%
Late Career
13.5%
Experienced
30.2%
This data is based on 222 survey responses.

Gender Breakdown for Head Start

Female
93.1%
Avg. Hourly Rate: $11 - $22
Male
6.3%
Avg. Hourly Rate: $13 - $24
This data is based on 174 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

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