$28,345
Avg. Salary
$11.11
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$242

Bonus

$3,931

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Toddler Teacher is $11.11 per hour.

The average pay for a Toddler Teacher is $28,345 per year.

10%
$8.59
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$11.11
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$15.16
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MEDIAN $11.11
10%
$15k
10%
$28k
50%
$45k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $28,345
$15,243 - $44,913
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$45K
MEDIAN: $28,345
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$0$44K
Salary $15,243 - $44,913
Bonus $50.87 - $1,965
Profit Sharing $3,931
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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$17,881 - $32,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 224
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.59 - $15.16
Hourly Tips $0.04
Overtime $11.84 - $21.80
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $50.87 - $1,965
Profit Sharing $3,931
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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$17,881 - $32,484
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,902

Job Description

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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$41K

$25,298

$27,530

$24,227

$22,107

Primrose Schools
16 profiles
$22,233

$22,357

$25,393

$29,626

Head Start
7 profiles
$25,666

$22,315

Common Career Paths


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

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Popular Skills


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

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: $23,656

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.

Job Reviews

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

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

Toddler Teacher in San Francisco:
"Network, Network, Network."
GET INFANT/TODDLER UNITS (if required by state; it is a requirement in California) ASAP!!!! FIND A MENTOR. ASK SOMEONE TO BE YOUR MENTOR. ASK FOR HELP ALWAYS! Those 3 units...I've seen time and time again come back and haunt people in the field. It makes for a scheduling nightmare when there are too many people without those Infant/Toddler units. I've always stayed to myself. It never occurred to me to ask questions about my career, where I wanted it to go, and how to get there. I've met some incredible women in the field and learned a ton from them, but I never used what I learned to advance my career. Now, I'm stuck. Take it from me. It really is about WHO you know. Be friendly and cordial to everyone you meet. Ask questions whenever you can and don't be afraid of responsibility. And if you don't love what you're doing, don't wait until you do. Save yourself the heartache and move on to something else.

Toddler Teacher in Miami:
"Safe is the more important in the classroom."
The children are the reason of our job. I'm a teacher because I love children and more if they have some special need. They have great potential and who work with them. She will need to give herself.

Toddler Teacher in Norman:
"Bilingual child development (toddlers)"
Pros: When parents entrust me to be a part of their child’s life, I am honored by the opportunity and responsibility. I am a passionate teacher and am dedicated to the development of the whole child and engage in interactive and fun activities with each child to help support their social, emotional, physical and academic growth. I also enjoy introducing children to Spanish and learning about other cultures.
Cons: Stressful, too many things to besides teaching (in charge of ALL classroom cleaning, work overload during time in the classroom with children)

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.

Toddler Teacher in Atlanta:
Love children, be patient with children and parents, allow children to learn without limits, ask for a break or additional help when stressed, keep a positive attitude with children, possess skills to help children with special needs, and enjoy teaching children on whatever level they come to you with.

Related Job Salaries

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

How Experience Affects Salaries

▲7%

▲5%

▲1%

National Average
$24,000

▼5%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Team Leadership
▲29%

Spanish Language
▲14%

early childhood education
▲1%

National Average
$24,000


Activities for Children
▼2%

Curriculum Planning
▼2%

Bilingual
▼6%

Oral / Verbal Communication
▼6%

Cleaning
▼8%

CPR
▼13%

CDA
▼17%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 262 votes.

Gender

Female
99 %
Male
1 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 36%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
vision benefits
Vision: 23%
no benefits
None: 61%