How much does a Child Care Center Teacher make in the United States? The average Child Care Center Teacher salary in the United States is $39,243 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $35,426 and $44,854. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Child Care Center Teacher Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Child Care Center Teacher Salary $31,951 US April 24, 2024
25th Percentile Child Care Center Teacher Salary $35,426 US April 24, 2024
50th Percentile Child Care Center Teacher Salary $39,243 US April 24, 2024
75th Percentile Child Care Center Teacher Salary $44,854 US April 24, 2024
90th Percentile Child Care Center Teacher Salary $49,962 US April 24, 2024
25% $35,426 10% $31,951 90% $49,962 75% $44,854 $39,243 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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What skills does a Child Care Center Teacher need?

Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

1.

Planning: An act or process of making or carrying out plans. Establishment of goals, policies, and procedures for a social or economic unit city planning business planning.

2.

Professional Development: Professional development refers to continuing education and career training after a person has entered the workforce in order to help them develop new skills, stay up-to-date on current trends, and advance their career.

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Classroom Management: Classroom Management is a term teachers use to describe the process of ensuring that classroom lessons run smoothly without disruptive behavior from students compromising the delivery of instruction.

Planning 2.36%
Professional Development 7.54%
Classroom Management 0.91%
Others 89.19%

Job Description for Child Care Center Teacher

Child Care Center Teacher oversees the educational activities within the day care classroom. Structures the curriculum and monitors students' progress to ensure activities are meeting the children's needs. Being a Child Care Center Teacher maintains a clean, safe, and nurturing environment. Holds conferences with parents to discuss child's growth and development. Additionally, Child Care Center Teacher typically requires an associate degree. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Child Care Center Teacher's years of experience requirement may be unspecified. Certification and/or licensing in the position's specialty is the main requirement. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Career Path for Child Care Center Teacher

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Child Care Center Teacher salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Child Care Center Teacher, the highest Child Care Center Teacher salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Child Care Center Teacher salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Child Care Center Teacher salary is in Miami, FL, where the Child Care Center Teacher salary is 3.5% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-3.5%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 4.9%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.1%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 16.8%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-1.3%

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