ERIC Number: ED353086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Pennsylvania Child Care and Head Start 1992 Statewide Salary Survey.
Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children.
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children, this study involved a statewide survey to assess the salary levels, benefits, working conditions, and turnover rates for teaching and administrative staff of child care centers and Head Start programs in Pennsylvania in 1992. A random sample of 2,500 licensed, full-day centers resulted in the final sample of 401 centers surveyed, with a 54 percent response rate. Results showed that almost all child care teachers and assistants were women in their childbearing years. The average wage was $6.40 an hour for beginning teachers and $7.66 an hour for experienced teachers. Nonprofit centers paid higher wages to starting teachers than did for-profit centers. Less than one-third of child care teachers, and approximately one-fourth of assistants, received fully paid health coverage, though a greater percentage of Head Start teaching staff received fully paid health and dental benefits. The turnover rate was 31 percent for teachers in child care centers and 14 percent for Head Start teachers. A description of Pennsylvania early childhood services, highlights of national findings for child care and Head Start programs, and implications for the study, are provided. (MM)
Descriptors: Administrators, Child Caregivers, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Faculty Mobility, Fringe Benefits, Salaries, State Surveys, Teacher Employment Benefits, Work Environment
Carnegie Mellon Child Care Center, 1060 Morewood Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 ($10).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pittsburgh Foundation, PA.; National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Association for the Education of Young Children.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania