How much does a Early Childhood Teacher make?

Updated Jun 11, 2021

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$34,408 /yr
Average Base Pay

706 salaries

$22K

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$34K

Average

$53K

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The national average salary for a Early Childhood Teacher is $34,408 in United States. Filter by location to see Early Childhood Teacher salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 706 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Early Childhood Teacher employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Preschool Teacher$30,603 /yr
L3
Preschool Teacher III$31,743 /yr
L4
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$31,937

per year

Early Childhood Education Specialist/Consultant

$48,028

per year

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$46,563

per year

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$37,451

per year

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New Horizon Academy
4.1

New Horizon Academy

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $18
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$15

$18

$15 - $18 Range

KinderCare Learning Centers
3.1

KinderCare Learning Centers

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $16

$11

$16

$11 - $16 Range

The Goddard School
3.4

The Goddard School

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $13 - $18

$13

$18

$13 - $18 Range

Educational Playcare
3.9

Educational Playcare

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $17 - $17

$17

$17

$17 - $17 Range

KinderCare Education
3.1

KinderCare Education

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $12 - $17

$12

$17

$12 - $17 Range

Bright Horizons Family Solutions
3.5

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $17

$10

$17

$10 - $17 Range

Childtime Learning Center
3

Childtime Learning Center

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $15

$11

$15

$11 - $15 Range

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Cerner
3.8

Cerner

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $14 - $17

$14

$17

$14 - $17 Range

Primrose Schools
3.4

Primrose Schools

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $8 - $17

$8

$17

$8 - $17 Range

Lycee Francais de New York
3.1

Lycee Francais de New York

Early Childhood Teacher

$90,902

 /yr
Range: $88K - $123K

$88K

$123K

$87,760 - $123,183 Range

Teachers On Call
4.2

Teachers On Call

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $18 - $19

$18

$19

$18 - $19 Range

Stepping Stone School
3.3

Stepping Stone School

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $15

$10

$15

$10 - $15 Range

YMCA
3.9

YMCA

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

360 Degree Therapy

Early Childhood Teacher

$83,554

 /yr
Range: $60K - $99K

$60K

$99K

$60,054 - $98,698 Range

Mary's Center
3.7

Mary's Center

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $18 - $18

$18

$18

$18 - $18 Range

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency
3.2

Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $11 - $11

$11

$11

$11 - $11 Range

3.5

Skip-a-Long Child Development Services

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $11 - $14

$11

$14

$11 - $14 Range

Kumon
4

Kumon

Early Childhood Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $7 - $25

$7

$25

$7 - $25 Range

Baltimore City Public School System
3.3

Baltimore City Public School System

Early Childhood Teacher

$72,374

 /yr
Range: $52K - $81K

$52K

$81K

$51,853 - $80,521 Range

Children's Home & Aid
4.2

Children's Home & Aid

Early Childhood Teacher

$38,121

 /yr
Range: $37K - $50K

$37K

$50K

$37,286 - $49,880 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Early Childhood Teacher salaries

The average salary for a Early Childhood Teacher is $34,408 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 706 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Early Childhood Teacher employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Early Childhood Teacher in United States is $52,932 per year.

The lowest salary for a Early Childhood Teacher in United States is $22,367 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent early childhood teacher salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$10
hourly
A Teacher, Preschool in the Indianapolis, IN Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Indianapolis, IN Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Franchise
$30,000
per year
A Preschool Teacher in the Oxford, MS Area area reported making $30,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Oxford, MS Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
School / School District
$19
hourly
A Preschool Teacher in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$18
hourly
A Preschool Teacher in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $18 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$40,000
per year
An Early Childhood Specialist in the Columbus, OH Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Columbus, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$17
hourly
A Preschool Teacher in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $17 per hour
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$12
hourly
A Pre-K Teacher in the Harrisburg, PA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Harrisburg, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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