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Salary and Benefits Survey Report of Local Head Start Programs 2015

including Salaries, Fringe Benefits, and Personnel Policies

1) Salary and Benefits Survey Report of Local Head Start Programs 2015 information

2) Ordering

3) Individualized Comparisons

4) OHS "Wage Comparability 101" info

1) The Salary Survey Report of Local Head Start Programs 2015 presents the data collected from our national Salary and Benefits Survey of Local Head Start Programs, including fringe benefits, pay rates, and personnel policies. This unique Report includes data from 240 Head Start programs on:

bullet 163 key Head Start positions, from Accountant to Transportation Superviser, with both hourly pay rates and annual salary charts;  

Sample hourly pay rate chart from the 2015 Report:

bullet Fringe benefits and leave practices, including data on:  
  bullet Insurance coverage: Health, Dental, Life, Disability, and Vision (single and dependent);  
  bullet Tuition reimbursement;  
  bullet Retirement benefits;  
  bullet Vacation days and sick leave;  
bullet Personnel practices, including:  
  bullet Paid holidays  
  bullet Paid maternity leave  
  bullet Workweek hours  
  bullet Flex time and job sharing  
  bullet Mileage reimbursement rates  
  bullet COLA and Merit Pay increases  
  bullet And more.  

The positions we surveyed include:


Administrative Assistant
Administrative Specialist
Assistant Director (Head Start or Early Head Start)
Assistant Teacher
Bilingual Family Service Worker
Bus Driver
Bus Monitor
Case Manager
Case Management Coordinator
Case Management Specialist
Case Manager Supervisor
Center Aide/Assistant
Center Manager
Center Supervisor
Chief Technology Officer
Child Development Coordinator
Child Development Manager
Child Development Specialist
Classroom Aide/Assistant
Community Partnership Developer
Computer Manager
Cook Aide/Assistant
Custodian/Maintenance Aide
Custodian/Maintenance Worker
Data Entry Specialist
Deputy Director
Developmental Specialist
Disabilities Coordinator
Disabilities Manager
Disabilities Service Aide
Disabilities Specialist
Early Head Start/Child Care Partnership Coordinator
Education Coordinator
Education Resource Specialist
Education Supervisor
Eligibility Technician
Enrollment Specialist
ERSEA Assistant
ERSEA Coordinator
ERSEA Data Entry Staff
ERSEA Manager
ERSEA Specialist
ERSEA Supervisor
Executive Assistant
Executive Director
Executive Secretary
Facilities Coordinator
Facilities Manager
Facilities Supervisor
Family/Community Advocate
Family & Community Partnership Coordinator
Family & Community Partnership Manager
Family & Community Partnership Specialist
Family Advocate
Family Development Coordinator
Family Development Manager
Family Development Specialist
Family Development Worker
Family Service Aide
Family Service Assistant
Family Service Coordinator
Family Service Director
Family Service Manager
Family Service Specialist
Family Service Worker
Family Specialist
Finance/Fiscal Assistant
Finance/Fiscal Director
Finance/Fiscal Manager
Finance/Fiscal Officer
Finance/Fiscal Specialist
Food Service Aide
Food Service Coordinator
Food Service Director
Food Service Manager
Food Service Worker
Head Start Director
Health Assistant/Aide
Health Services Coordinator
Health Services Manager
Health Services Specialist
Home Based Coordinator
Home Based Manager
Home Based Supervisor
Home Visitor
Human Resources or Personnel Assistant
Human Resources or Personnel Coordinator
Human Resources or Personnel Director
Human Resources or Personnel Manager
Human Resources or Personnel Specialist
Human Resources or Personnel Supervisor
Infant/Toddler Specialist
Information Manager
Information Specialist
Intake Supervisor
Intake Worker
IT Manager
IT Technician
Literacy Coordinator
Literacy Manager
Literacy Specialist
Mental Health Coordinator
Mental Health Counselor
Mental Health Manager
Mental Health Specialist
Mental Health Supervisor
Nutrition Aide
Nutrition Assistant
Nutrition Services Coordinator
Nutrition Services Manager
Office Assistant
Office Manager
Operations Assistant
Parent Education Specialist
Parent, Family and Community Engagement Partnership Manager
Parent Involvement Coordinator
Parent Involvement Manager
Parent Involvement Specialist
Parent Involvement/Social Services Coordinator
Parent Involvement/Social Services Manager
Parent Involvement/Social Services Specialist
Payroll/Personnel Clerk
Program Aide/Assistant
Program Counselor
Site Supervisor
Social Services Assistant
Social Services Coordinator
Social Services Manager
Social Services Specialist
Social Services Supervisor
Social Worker
Special Services Coordinator
Special Services Manager
Special Services Specialist
Strategic Planner
Teacher A: Associates degree
Teacher B: Baccalaureate degree
Teacher C: Advanced degree
Teacher D: Degree in related field, with experience, and a state awarded certificate (exceeding CDA credential)
Teacher Assistant with CDA
Teacher Assistant with Certificate
Teacher Assistant with Degree
Teacher Aide
Technical Specialist
Training Facilitator
Transition Specialist
Transportation Coordinator
Transportation Director
Transportation Manager
Transportation Specialist
Transportation Supervisor

The data is categorized by seven program characteristics that will help you pinpoint the salary rates most applicable to your program because they reflect the activity of programs most similar to yours in terms of:

bulletProgram type (private or public),
bulletStructure (Grantee only, Delegate agency, or Grantee with delegates),
bulletEnrollment slots,
bulletService Area (urban, rural, or mixed),
bulletNumber of employees, and
bulletFederal region.

2) This Report costs $345 for the PDF version or $395 for the hardcopy. Use our online order form or
download the order form in PDF here.

Programs that participated in the Survey and ordered the Report received a discount off the cost of the Report.

3) Individualized Comparisons -- for info on how to get hourly and salary survey reports individualized by programs like yours in terms of budget and number of employees, for any of the positions we surveyed, see

4) The Office of Head Start published "Wage Comparability 101: A Guide for Conducting a Wage and Fringe Benefits Comparability Survey", which is available through the Early Childhood Learning & Knowledge Center website at:

See our response to their questions by clicking this link (pdf file).


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