Average Head Teacher Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Head Teacher is $12.79.
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $19
$100 - $5,817
Profit Sharing
$0 - $2,508
Total Pay
$20,673 - $53,269

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Job Description for Head Teacher

Job Satisfaction for Head Teacher

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The top respondents for the job title Head Teacher are from the companies Head Start, KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. and YMCA. Reported salaries are highest at Head Start where the average pay is $15.26. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., earning around $13.04 and $12.42, respectively. Childcare Network, Inc. pays the lowest at around $10.00. Goddard and Primrose Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.87 and $12.21, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Head Teacher

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

Pay by Experience Level for Head Teacher

An entry-level Head Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.78 based on 33 salaries. An early career Head Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.11 based on 537 salaries. A mid-career Head Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.83 based on 441 salaries. An experienced Head Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.40 based on 507 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $15.
Employees with Head Teacher in their job title in Brooklyn, New York earn an average of 40.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (18.6% more) and Chicago, Illinois (13.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Atlanta, Georgia (7.9% less), Miami, Florida (5.4% less) and Houston, Texas (1.6% less).

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