Average Daycare Teacher Hourly Pay

$10.84
Avg. Hourly RateShow Salary
$203
Bonus
$250
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The average hourly pay for a Daycare Teacher is $10.84.
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$8.43
MEDIAN
$10.84
90%
$14.69
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Hourly Rate
$8 - $15
Bonus
$20 - $1,005
Profit Sharing
$0 - $250
Total Pay
$17,624 - $31,120
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What Do Daycare Teachers Do?

Daycare 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.

Job Satisfaction for Daycare Teacher

3.7 out of 5
(1,133)
Highly Satisfied
90Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Daycare Teacher are from the companies KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc and La Petite Academy, Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc where the average pay is $12.83. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., earning around $12.36 and $12.17, respectively. Childcare Network, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.81. YMCA and La Petite Academy, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.94 and $11.13, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Daycare Teachers?

Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication and Leadership are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Daycare Teachers?

An entry-level Daycare Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $9.89 based on 243 salaries. An early career Daycare Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.33 based on 3,106 salaries. A mid-career Daycare Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.23 based on 1,427 salaries. An experienced Daycare Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.71 based on 1,397 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Daycare Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (24.2% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (7.7% less), Houston, Texas (1.7% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (1.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6,763 survey responses.
Entry Level
3.6%
Early Career
45.9%
Mid Career
21.1%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
8.7%