Average Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Hourly Pay

$12.57
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$308
Bonus
$1,850
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The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) is $12.57.
10%
$9.53
10%
$12.57
50%
$17.57
90%
90%
MEDIAN $12.57
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $18
Bonus
$60 - $1,831
Profit Sharing
$98 - $5,086
Total Pay
$19,866 - $39,331

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Job Description for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) Tasks
  • Lead classroom activities and teaching of curriculum, including maintaining order.
  • Plan and implement curriculum of activities and lessons.
  • Maintain classroom and play space for safety and cleanliness.
  • Conduct student assessments and provide feedback on behavior and performance to parents.
The top respondents for the job title Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) are from the companies KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Head Start and Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Head Start where the average pay is $15.07. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, earning around $13.78 and $12.96, respectively. La Petite Academy, Inc. pays the lowest at around $11.30. YMCA and Primrose Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $11.85 and $12.59, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

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

Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education)

An entry-level Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.65 based on 1,296 salaries. An early career Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.05 based on 4,257 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.76 based on 2,851 salaries. An experienced Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.32 based on 2,648 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
Employees with Preschool Teacher, (but not Special Education) in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 28.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (16.3% more) and Chicago, Illinois (16.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (6.4% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (2.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12,109 survey responses.
Entry Level
10.7%
Early Career
35.2%
Mid Career
23.5%
Experienced
21.9%
Late Career
8.7%