Salary for Kindergarten Teachers (not including Special Education)

Also known as:  Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher


Kindergarten teachers provide instruction in areas including personal hygiene, art, music, literature, science, and socialization to young children. These professionals also may identify children with developmental or physical problems, and discuss potential actions and solutions with parents, school staff, and developmental specialists. In the classroom, they provide a wide variety of activities, materials and resources for children. They may work with children individually or in groups to teach concepts and accomoadate the needs of each child. State certification and a Bachelor's degree are usually required for this occupation.

A Kindergarten Teacher usually gets wages of between 24000 - 36000 based on education and experience. Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education can get an average salary of Thirty Eight Thousand Five Hundred dollars yearly.

Kindergarten Teachers, Except Special Education make the most money in Rhode Island, where they receive pay of close to about $67720. Employees with these job titles are compensated at the highest average salary in Other Services (except Public Administration), where they can receive average compensation of $52670.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone down since 2004. Salaries have decreased by an average of 12.59 percent nationwide in that time.
Kindergarten Teachers (not including Special Education) tend to make the most in the following industries
Educational Services $52,670
Other Services (except Public Administration) $45,480
Public Administration $40,590
Health Care and Social Assistance $32,310
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $32,310
Public Administration $40,590
Other Services (except Public Administration) $45,480
Educational Services $52,670
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