Toddler Teacher Salary

Toddler Teachers in the United States are largely women. The group as a whole has a nationwide average of $10.97 per hour for pay. While the company and tenure impact pay for this group, geography is the most influential factor. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, the larger part are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by about one in three and dental insurance is reported by slightly less than a third. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Toddler Teachers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$15,747 - $46,882
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$28K
$47K
MEDIAN: $28,230
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$8.56 - $14.82
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MEDIAN: $10.98
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$0$46K
Salary $15,747 - $46,882
Bonus $74.50 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,871 - $32,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 108
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.56 - $14.82
Hourly Tips $0.04
Overtime $11.83 - $21.24
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $74.50 - $1,957
Profit Sharing $4,000
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,871 - $32,062
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 968

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Job Description for Toddler Teacher

Toddler teachers work closely with the child - generally in a daycare or preschool setting - and instruct them different subjects. In addition to teaching, toddler teachers are also responsible for the general care of the child (for example, ensuring the child's safety).

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Toddler 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.

Common Career Paths for Toddler Teacher


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Toddler Teachers who advance into the role of a Nanny are fairly uncommon. Nannies on average earn $28K per year.

Toddler Teacher Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Toddler Teacher


Toddler Teachers flock to KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, La Petite Academy, Inc., The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, and Childtime Learning Center, highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Toddler Teachers in search of the best pay head to Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc, where the median salary rolls in at $27K. Although pay is top-notch overall, it does seem to be curbed at $31K, which isn't dramatically higher than the lower-end figure of $22K. Also paying near the top of the field are Early Learning Center at $26K, Head Start at $26K, and KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., where Toddler Teachers annually earn $26K.

Also approaching the lower end are YMCA, La Petite Academy, Inc., and Tutor Time Learning Centers, each paying $22K.

Popular Skills for Toddler Teacher


Survey results imply that Toddler Teachers deploy a deep pool of skills on the job. Most notably, facility with Team Leadership and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is significantly above average, leading to increases of 30 percent and 15 percent, respectively. Skills that pay less than market rate include CDA, CPR, and Cleaning. Most people familiar with Activities for Children also know Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Toddler Teacher

Pay by Experience for a Toddler Teacher has a positive trend. An entry-level Toddler Teacher with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 829 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Toddler Teacher with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 425 salaries. An experienced Toddler Teacher which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 270 salaries. A Toddler Teacher with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 82 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,400

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Surpassing the national average by 32 percent, Toddler Teachers in Boston receive some of the highest pay in the country. Toddler Teachers will also find cushy salaries in Los Angeles (+32 percent), Seattle (+29 percent), New York (+24 percent), and Chicago (+20 percent). San Antonio ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 16 percent below the national average. Employers pay around 14 percent less in Houston and 13 percent less in Dallas, below-median salaries for those in this field.

Toddler Teacher Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Toddler Teacher?

Toddler Teacher in Evanston:
"For the Love of Children."
Pros: Being around the children. Watching them grow, and learn. Seeing their excitement about learning. Being a part of their growth and development.
Cons: Long days. Stress Level. Pay. Lack of Planning Time. Lack of Professional Development.

Toddler Teacher in West Chester:
"Teaching Toddlers."
Pros: I like most being able to help toddlers see things in a new light.
Cons: I don't like the gossip that goes on in the work environment. I also don't like the feeling of being looked down on by others with more experience.

Toddler Teacher in Irvine:
"Teaching young children and expert cleaner, and front desk."
Pros: Kids, fun, engaging, rewarding, flexibility,
Cons: Stressful, draining,

Toddler Teacher in Orange:
"I love it!"
Pros: Friendly work environment. Best job ever.
Cons:

Toddler Teacher in Onslow:
"I love these little ones they actually teach me a lot also."
Pros: The hugs and kisses that these little ones share every day.
Cons:

Toddler Teacher in Blaine:
"Working With Children Is Emotionally Satisfying."
Pros: I enjoy interacting with toddlers and offering new information and experiences to give a foundation for their education.
Cons: The owner does not offer options for longer vacation packages or other benefits or reviews and no raises.

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Key Stats for Toddler Teacher

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Toddler Teacher Salaries

▲9%

▲6%

▲2%

National Average
$23,000

▼4%

Skills That Affect Toddler Teacher Salaries

Team Leadership
▲30%

Spanish Language
▲15%

early childhood education
▲2%


National Average
$23,000

Activities for Children
▼1%

Curriculum Planning
▼1%

Bilingual
▼5%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼5%

Cleaning
▼7%

CPR
▼12%

CDA
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 35%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 62%
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