Most head teachers list "classroom management," "child care," and "appropriate curriculum" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important head teacher responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a head teacher. We found that 57.0% of head teachers have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 13.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most head teachers have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every seven head teachers were not college graduates.
Those head teachers who do attend college, typically earn either early childhood education degrees or elementary education degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for head teachers include psychology degrees or education degrees.
Once you're ready to become a head teacher, you should explore the companies that typically hire head teachers. According to head teacher resumes that we searched through, head teachers are hired the most by Carle Foundation Hospital, Jewish Community Ctr, and Avenue Stores. Currently, Carle Foundation Hospital has 2 head teacher job openings, while there are 2 at Jewish Community Ctr and 1 at Avenue Stores.
If you're interested in companies where head teachers make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Wyoming Valley Montessori School, City of Cambridge, and The Churchill School and Center. We found that at Wyoming Valley Montessori School, the average head teacher salary is $56,911. Whereas at City of Cambridge, head teachers earn roughly $53,741. And at The Churchill School and Center, they make an average salary of $53,740.
If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at ESL Federal Credit Union, KinderCare Learning Centers, and Bright Horizons. These three companies have hired a significant number of head teachers from these institutions.
For the most part, head teachers make their living in the non profits and health care industries. Head teachers tend to make the most in the education industry with an average salary of $50,509. The head teacher annual salary in the manufacturing and technology industries generally make $47,108 and $46,221 respectively. Additionally, head teachers who work in the education industry make 27.6% more than head teachers in the non profits Industry.