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How much does a Lead Teacher make?

Updated Jun 15, 2021

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$35,741 /yr
Average Base Pay

4,707 salaries

$22K

Low

$36K

Average

$58K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Lead Teacher is $35,741 in United States. Filter by location to see Lead Teacher salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,707 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Teacher employees.

Seniority Levels

L4
Lead Teacher$35,738 /yr
L5
Teacher V$48,467 /yr
L7
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$28,267

per year

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$43,021

per year

Infant Lead Teacher

$28,294

per year

Pre K Lead Teacher

$31,442

per year

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The Goddard School
3.4

The Goddard School

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $25
305 salaries
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$10

$25

$10 - $25 Range

KinderCare Learning Centers
3.1

KinderCare Learning Centers

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $21

$9

$21

$9 - $21 Range

Success Academy Charter Schools
2.8

Success Academy Charter Schools

Lead Teacher

$64,090

 /yr
Range: $17K - $87K

$17K

$87K

$16,599 - $86,990 Range

KinderCare Education
3.1

KinderCare Education

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $31

$9

$31

$9 - $31 Range

Paramount Child Development Center

Lead Teacher

$28,161

 /yr
Range: $28K - $29K

$28K

$29K

$28,053 - $28,634 Range

Primrose Schools
3.4

Primrose Schools

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $25

$9

$25

$9 - $25 Range

Bright Horizons Family Solutions
3.5

Bright Horizons Family Solutions

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$16

 /hr
Range: $9 - $26

$9

$26

$9 - $26 Range

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La Petite Academy
3.1

La Petite Academy

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $9 - $17

$9

$17

$9 - $17 Range

KIPP Schools
3.6

KIPP Schools

Lead Teacher

$55,968

 /yr
Range: $41K - $84K

$41K

$84K

$41,334 - $83,933 Range

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center
2.6

Tutor Time Child Care Learning Center

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Kiddie Academy
3.5

Kiddie Academy

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Childtime Learning Center
3

Childtime Learning Center

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $9 - $16

$9

$16

$9 - $16 Range

Children Of America
3.5

Children Of America

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $9 - $19

$9

$19

$9 - $19 Range

KIPP DC
3.9

KIPP DC

Lead Teacher

$73,110

 /yr
Range: $59K - $95K

$59K

$95K

$58,957 - $94,824 Range

Learning Care Group
3.3

Learning Care Group

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $10 - $19

$10

$19

$10 - $19 Range

Kids ‘R’ Kids
3.1

Kids ‘R’ Kids

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$12

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

4

Woodbridge Day Care Center

Lead Teacher

$28,161

 /yr
Range: $28K - $28K

$28K

$28K

$28,161 - $28,161 Range

Achievement First
3.6

Achievement First

Lead Teacher

$72,937

 /yr
Range: $54K - $93K

$54K

$93K

$53,595 - $92,518 Range

Loving Care Day Nursery
4.2

Loving Care Day Nursery

Lead Teacher

$28,161

 /yr
Range: $25K - $28K

$25K

$28K

$25,114 - $28,161 Range

Children's Learning Adventure
2.4

Children's Learning Adventure

Lead Teacher - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $11 - $18

$11

$18

$11 - $18 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Lead Teacher salaries

The average salary for a Lead Teacher is $35,741 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 4707 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Lead Teacher employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Lead Teacher in United States is $57,515 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Teacher in United States is $22,210 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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

$37,599
per year
A Lead Teacher in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $37,599 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$16
hourly
A Lead Teacher in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $16 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$53,000
per year
A Lead Teacher in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $53,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Contract
 
51 to 200 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$55,000
per year
A Lead Teacher in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $55,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
School / School District
$19
hourly
A Lead Teacher in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $19 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$65,799
per year
A Lead Teacher in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $65,799 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
School / School District
$18
hourly
A Lead Guide in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $18 per hour
Additional Pay
$700 cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$11
hourly
A Lead Teacher - Toddler Classroom in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Franchise