A Kindergarten Teacher in your area makes on average $17 per hour, or $0.40 (2%) more than the national average hourly salary of $16.73. ranks number 1 out of 50 states nationwide for Kindergarten Teacher salaries.
The average salary of public school teachers in 2018–19 for the State of California was $83,059.
Information On Becoming a Kindergarten Teacher in California
|Education/Experience Required||A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Certification/License to Teach|
|Exams Required||Basic Skills (various options)|
|License Validity Period||5 Years (Level I, non-renewable)|
|Mean Salary in CA (2018)||$69,690 ( kindergarten teachers )*|
Salaries by years of experience in California
|Years of experience||Per hour|
|1 to 2 years||$20.72|
|3 to 5 years||–|
|6 to 9 years||$24.15|
|More than 10 years||$27.74|
Elementary school and kindergarten teachers
|Wages*||Low (5th percentile)||Average|
Hourly Wage for Teacher Kindergarten Salary
|Percentile||Hourly Pay Rate||Location|
|10th Percentile Teacher Kindergarten Salary||$19||US|
|25th Percentile Teacher Kindergarten Salary||$23||US|
|50th Percentile Teacher Kindergarten Salary||$29||US|
|75th Percentile Teacher Kindergarten Salary||$34||US|
Detailed List Of Highest Paying Jobs In California
|Rank||Job Title||Average Salary|
|1||Surgeons , Except Ophthalmologists||$248,100|
|3||Obstetricians And Gynecologists||$236,730|
Average teacher pay in California public schools rose to $82,746 last school year, an increase of 2.6 percent from the prior year, new state data show. Teacher pay was highest in Silicon Valley’s Mountain View-Los Altos Union High school district, where teachers earned, on average, about $136,500.
Teaching kindergarten can be simultaneously one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs in a school. It requires patience and a love of children. This guide provides further information on what kindergarten teachers do, how to become one, and typical salary and job outlook.
Salaries for kindergarten teachers are often low because school districts are strapped for cash. Budget cuts, lack of supplies, reductions in benefits and increased class sizes can make teaching a less attractive career choice. There also may be time spent at home preparing your lesson plans without additional pay.
All K-12 Teachers Median Hourly Rate by Job
|Elementary School Teacher||$17.30|
|Substitute Teacher, K-12||$12.08|
|High School Teacher||$21.49|
|Special Education Teacher, Preschool, Kindergarten, or Elementary School||$16.18|
Do teachers get paid in the summer ? Although teachers don’t work during the summer , some school districts give teachers a choice between receiving their annual salary over the 10 months of the school year or spreading paychecks out over a full year.
Annual Base Salary of Elementary and Secondary Teachers by Education and Experience, 2017-18
|0-2 Years||Average, All Levels|
|National Average of Teachers with a Bachelor’s||$42,440||$49,890|
|CA Teachers with a Master’s||$61,740||$81,320|
|National Average of Teachers with a Master’s||$51,050||$63,120|