Where do you work?

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  1. lindsey923

    lindsey923 Rookie

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    I am currently employed in NJ at a private preschool where I get paid a whole $9 an hour. I love the job, I am just frustrated/embarrassed by the low pay. I have interviewed at a few other centers, but I didn't love them nearly as much as the one I am not at and they did not offer much more money (most offered 9-10 dollars per hr because I am certified for K-5, I can't imagine how much they are paying those who are not..). I am just curious about where other preschool teachers work and how much they are getting paid. Private center, public school, etc.
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I worked in a preK setting in a high school about ten years ago. I have a Masters degree in early childhood ed and am certified in NJ PreK-8. I was paid on the high school salary scale for a first year teacher (about 40K at that time).

    Have you considered looking into parochial schools? They pay less than public school but more than you are making...I taught K for 2 years in Catholic schools.
     
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    I work in public school Pre-K in Georgia and I am paid the same as all teachers in the county. I have a masters in early childhood ed and am certified pk-5. I currently make $55,000 per year with 13 years in the system.
     
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    I also work in a public school in MD and I make the standard pay for elementary school teachers. I'm at about $60,000 with 15 years of service.
     
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    I have a degree in Art Ed K-12, teach in a preschool in a church, make $23 per hour, and work part time.
     
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    I worked in a public center for 3 years while I was in university. When I started I earned $9.50/hour and by the time I left 4 summers later, I was earning $11.62/hour. This is with no recognized training.
     
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    I'm a licensed teacher with my Bachelor's in Early Childhood Ed. I teach at an Indiant Head Start on a reservation in Oregon. It's my first year at this school and I make about 37K, which is considerably more than I made teaching kindergarten in the public schools.

    It's really wonderful to find a school where they require teachers to be licensed, or have some significant training. Not only is the pay better, but you end up working with administration that appreciates you and working with other talented professionals. Working with untrained teachers can be frustrating.
     
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    I work in a childcare/preschool that is a part of our local school district. Our funding is completely through tuition and grants. I am employed through the school and receive pay under the union support staff contract. Currently I make $11.18 per hour, after 5 years. Benefits are vacation, sick pay, and contibutions to a retirement account. I have an AS. in Early Childhood Education, and will have my AA in December. My pay will remain the same.
     
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    I work in a private early childcare/preschool facility. I have a BA in Literature, but not my state teaching license. I have been with the company for four years and currently make $13.01/hr. I do get paid time off and 401k. I also have medical and dental benefits.
     
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    I work in a private preschool, have a B.A. degree in Child Development and my teaching credential for K-5 grades...and I make 14.50/hr. I have been with the school for 2 months. More than what I was offered at various other preschools in the area, and I'm just happy to even have A job. :)
     
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    Wow! You all are very lucky. I think I am going to search around for a school that can offer me more money.
     
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    I work in a private childcare/early education center. I have a B.S. in Childhood and Special Education (grades 1-6) and certifications in both areas as well. I also had about 2 years of experience prior to being hired. I currently make $10.27/hour, but I also have good health insurance that I pay about $100/month for, paid sick and vacation time, and will receive yearly pay raises.
     
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    I'm in public now, so am on the same salary scale as the rest of the teachers. I did a corporate/chain fir 2 years... don't remember my exact salary, but I didn't make enough to move out of mom and dad's house...
     
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    I teach preschool in a public school. I have the same contract as all the other teachers. We just signed a new one so next year I will be making about 48K and by the third contract year I will be to 55K. I have ten years of service in my district.
     
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    I am a director/teacher for a private preschool. I make about 32k a year. 75% of my medical is paid for by my employer. I work 12 months but am salary so that in the summer I only have to work 3 or 4 hours a day.
     
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    I work at a private school and this is my first year and I make $13 an hour.
     
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    i was working at a private center and was making $9 hr. lead teachers were only required to have a CDA. (i am now currently running a family daycare in my home) my sister is working in a chain/franchise type center and makes between $13 and $14 an hour, if i remember correctly.
     
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    I work as a pre-k teacher in a private church based childcare. I am certified as an early childcare development specialist with the state. I have been there for 11 years,3 years as a one-on-one aide, 4 years as a floater, and the last 4 as a lead teacher. I make 9.15 an hour, and get accrued paid time off. I am a lead teacher, and I only work 25 hours a week
     
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    I am a public pre-k teacher working in a private pre-school (it's funded by the state). I have a masters degree in early childhood/childhood education and have 2 years experience. I only make $11K/yr (1/2 day program, 181 days). Sadly, I have decided to move on and look for something else because I cannot survive on this salary. Unfortunately, there's not much out there so I will have to sub next year and hopefully something will open up.
     
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    Assistant Teacher

    I am starting a brand new job on Tuesday as an assistant teacher and will be paid $9.50. I am pursuing my CDA and hopefully be paid more when I become a head teacher.
     
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    Congrats and good luck at your new job!
     
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    I work at the most awesome school in the world, in Jos, Nigeria. My kids come from literally all over the world. It is such a supportive environment both for kids and teachers. I'd probably do it for free, but the salary (reasonable) helps. Of course you don't have to be really crazy to live in Nigeria, but it helps! :D
     

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