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Daycare teacher salary in United States

How much does a Daycare Teacher make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $14.74
Low $10.93
High $19.87
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a daycare teacher is $14.74 per hour in the United States. 23.5k salaries reported, updated at September 21, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Daycare Teachers in United States

  1. New Horizon Academy
    345 reviews131 salaries reported
    $18.63per hour
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Highest paying cities for Daycare Teachers near United States

  1. Denver, CO
    $18.76 per hour
    38 salaries reported
  2. Bronx, NY
    $16.04 per hour
    35 salaries reported
  3. Murfreesboro, TN
    $14.85 per hour
    62 salaries reported
  1. Omaha, NE
    $14.15 per hour
    218 salaries reported
  2. Ankeny, IA
    $13.68 per hour
    24 salaries reported
  3. Virginia Beach, VA
    $13.64 per hour
    39 salaries reported
  1. Montgomery, AL
    $13.40 per hour
    15 salaries reported
  2. Louisville, KY
    $12.66 per hour
    97 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $12.64 per hour
    201 salaries reported
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Where can a Daycare Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Daycare Teachers

Most recommended license


(earn +45.31% more)

The jobs requiring this license have decrease by 77.78% since 2018. Daycare Teachers with this license earn +45.31% more than the average base salary, which is $14.74 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
20176increase by 6
20189increase by 50.00%
20192decrease by 77.78%

Top companies hiring Daycare Teachers on Indeed

Bon Secours
La Petite Academy of Leesburg
The TEA Center
La Petite Academy
Fun Farm Child Development Center
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Top specialties
Top skills
Infant Care
Top certifications
Food Handler Certification

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Top LicensesSalaryJob openingsCompanies
8 jobs8
50 jobs57
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Most common benefits for Daycare Teachers

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Childcare
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Parental leave
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 4,090 ratings

26% of Daycare Teachers in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?

Preschool Teacher

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Average $15.92 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Daycare Teacher

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