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Kindergarten Teacher salary in United States

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

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The average salary for a kindergarten teacher is $19.91 per hour in the United States. 3.3k salaries reported, updated at August 4, 2022.

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

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Top companies for Kindergarten Teachers in United States

  1. Seattle Public Schools
    153 reviews7 salaries reported
    $33.63per hour
  2. $25.97per hour
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Highest paying cities for Kindergarten Teachers in United States

  1. New York, NY
    $23.08 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  2. Washington, DC
    $23.05 per hour
    7 salaries reported
  3. Atlanta, GA
    $20.94 per hour
    11 salaries reported
  1. Dallas, TX
    $20.76 per hour
    19 salaries reported
  2. Charlotte, NC
    $20.35 per hour
    25 salaries reported
  3. Houston, TX
    $20.35 per hour
    32 salaries reported
  1. Phoenix, AZ
    $20.32 per hour
    51 salaries reported
  2. Tampa, FL
    $19.79 per hour
    10 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $19.36 per hour
    13 salaries reported
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Where can a Kindergarten Teacher earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Kindergarten Teachers

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Most common benefits for Kindergarten Teachers

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

Based on 2,033 ratings

38% of Kindergarten 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?


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Common questions about salaries for a Kindergarten Teacher

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Do kindergarten teachers get paid in the summer?

On average in the public school system, kindergarten teachers are paid ten months out of the year. Some positions are paid twice a month over 12 months, while others are paid bi-weekly for ten months. The total salary should amount to the same.

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