Daycare Teacher in Indianapolis Salary

The average wage for a Daycare Teacher in Indianapolis, Indiana is $10.81 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. A skill in Childhood Education is associated with high pay for this job.

$9.20 - $20.57
$9
$12
$21
MEDIAN: $11.91
10%
50%
90%

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Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $9.20 - $20.57
Overtime $16.52
Annual Data $0$37K
Total Pay (?
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$20,020 - $37,835
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Daycare Teacher

Daycare teachers work daily with children of toddler age during the day. They must incorporate physical and mental awareness to assist the children with their daily activities, plan new activities and projects for them to do each day, and be mindful and aware of their safety at all times. Some of the other daily tasks with the children include reading to them, preparing food and snacks, and playing games. Daycare teachers work with other teachers in a childcare setting--usually lead teachers and teacher aides. Daycare teachers work directly with children, helping them with their playtime, snacks and any learning activities. Daycare teachers also plan activities for the children and keep the classroom clean. Teachers must also be able to interact with the children’s parents and communicate any problems or issues to them. Daycare teachers must also work to facilitate any communications with the children and their parent(s) or guardian(s) if there are problems or goals to reach. Most daycare teachers must be a high school graduate and at least 18 years old. Many daycare teachers have an educational background in early childhood education or childhood development. Many daycare teachers also have specialized training such as Montessori, teacher certifications, first aid food handling, and generally have completed a background check. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


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.

About Indianapolis, Indiana

Marion County, Indiana
848,423
Male:
410,615 (48.4%)
Female:
437,808 (51.6%)
Indianapolis (pronounced /ˌɪndiəˈnæpəlɪs/), is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Indiana and the seat of Marion County. It is in the East North Central region of the Midwestern United States. With an estimated population of 853,173 in 2015, Indianapolis is the second most populous city in the Midwest, after Chicago, and 14th largest in the U.S. The city is the economic and cultural center of the Indianapolis metropolitan area, home to 2 million people, the 34th most populous metropolitan statistical area in the U.S. Its combined statistical area ranks 26th, with 2.4 million inhabitants. Indianapolis covers 372 square miles (963.5 km²), making it the 16th largest city by land area in the U.S. Founded in 1821 as a planned city for the new seat of the government of Indiana, Indianapolis was platted by Alexander Ralston and Elias Pym Fordham on a 1-square-mile (2.6 km2) grid adjacent to the White...
Indianapolis:
$41,278
Indiana:
$50,532
$807
Indianapolis:
$123,500
Indiana:
$131,000
5.6%

Daycare Teacher Job Listings

Key Stats for Daycare Teacher

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
36%

Experience Affects Daycare Teacher Salaries

National Average
$25,000

Experienced
▼2%

Mid-Career
▼9%

▼17%

Skills That Affect Daycare Teacher Salaries

Childhood Education
▲2%

National Average
$25,000

Curriculum Planning
▼9%

Activities for Children
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
36%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 17%
dental benefits
Dental: 17%
vision benefits
Vision: 17%
no benefits
None: 83%