An Assistant Preschool Teacher earns an average wage of $10.17 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$16,838 - $34,643
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$17K
$24K
$35K
MEDIAN: $24,478
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$8.32 - $14.16
(Median)
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$14
MEDIAN: $10
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$16,838 - $34,643  
   
Bonus
$196.53  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,309 - $30,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 57
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$7$14$21
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $14.16  
   
Overtime
$10.88 - $18.09  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Bonus
$196.53  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$17,309 - $30,137  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 393
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Job Description for Assistant Preschool Teacher

Assistant preschool teachers help head preschool teachers in carrying out classroom activities. These assistants may teach some lessons and help the children to grasp the concepts, and some children may need one-on-one attention for the best comprehension. It's important to be able to teach children not only academic skills, but also their social, physical, and self care skills.

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Assistant Preschool Teacher Tasks

  • Ensure supervision of children and enforce school policy.
  • Attend to children’s basic needs, such as toileting, feeding, and maintaining nap schedules.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of classroom.
  • Assist teacher with preparation and facilitation of daily activities, such as games, crafts, and field trips.
  • Asses children’s emotional and developmental needs through evaluation and parent-teacher conferences.

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What is it like working as an Assistant Preschool Teacher?

Assistant Preschool Teacher in Valdosta:
"Reaching young minds."
Pros: I love being around kids and providing a safe place for them. Teaching kids and watching them grow is so exciting to me.

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Experience Affects Assistant Preschool Teacher Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$21,000


Skills That Affect Assistant Preschool Teacher Salaries

Spanish Language
up arrow 6%

Activities for Children
up arrow 3%

Childhood Education
0%

Curriculum Planning
0%

National Average
$21,000

Bilingual
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 53 votes.

Gender

Female
96 %
Male
5 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 27%
dental benefits
Dental: 20%
medical benefits
Vision: 14%
dental benefits
None: 70%
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