Early Childhood

Hand That Rocks the Cradle Gets $30K a Year

By Sarah D. Sparks — November 26, 2014 1 min read

Guest post by Sarah D. Sparks of Inside School Research.

Those looking to improve recruitment and training of high-quality early-childhood teachers got another setback this morning, with Kiplinger, a top personal finance group, listing it among 2014-15’s top 10 worst fields to major in if you hope to have a decent career.

The “child and family studies” field has an average starting salary of $30,300, which practitioners can expect to increase little more than $7,000 by mid-career—the lowest starting and mid-career incomes on the entire list.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Early Years blog.