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Teacher Wages

  • 1.  Teacher Wages

    Posted 09-09-2019 10:48 AM
    Hi all,

    I've been following some posts recently regarding wages in Early Childhood, and I couldn't agree with them more.
    Although I have information regarding the wages here in Central Florida from Indeed and Glassdoor, I recently moved to this area so I do not have working experience in this area of Florida.
    Can anyone give me a ballpark figure for lead teacher and teacher assistants?
    I want to make sure we budget correctly for our new school.

    I appreciate your support!

    Melissa

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    Melissa Delarosa
    Orlando FL
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  • 2.  RE: Teacher Wages

    Posted 09-10-2019 07:14 AM
    Hello Melissa,
    It is so hard to compare apples to apples in our industry. An average teacher might make $16 an hour and an assistant $12. Here is where it gets tricky... we provide 100% of health benefits, life insurance, tuition discounts for staff children, as well as contribute 9% to a retirement plan. Some schools might offer more per hour but no benefits.

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    Stacey Duggar
    Director
    Trinity United Methodist Preschool
    Tallahassee FL
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  • 3.  RE: Teacher Wages

    Posted 09-10-2019 11:29 AM
    Stacey,

    I really appreciate you taking the time to answer that post; I know it's a sensitive subject for a number of reasons.
    We'll see how it works in our context.

    Thank you for your support,
    Melissa


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    Melissa Delarosa
    Orlando FL
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