Average Assistant Preschool Teacher Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Assistant Preschool Teacher is $10.69.
MEDIAN $10.69
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $14
$50 - $993
Total Pay
$18,059 - $30,344

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Job Description for Assistant Preschool Teacher

Assistant Preschool Teacher Tasks
  • 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.
  • Attend to children's basic needs, such as toileting, feeding, and maintaining nap schedules.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of classroom.
  • Ensure supervision of children and enforce school policy.
The top respondents for the job title Assistant Preschool Teacher are from the companies YMCA, Primrose Schools and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development. Reported salaries are highest at Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Inc where the average pay is $11.49. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Head Start and YMCA, earning around $11.17 and $10.54, respectively. KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.90. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development and Primrose Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.91 and $10.00, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Assistant Preschool Teacher

Skills in Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication and Spanish Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children and Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Assistant Preschool Teacher

An entry-level Assistant Preschool Teacher with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.27 based on 133 salaries. An early career Assistant Preschool Teacher with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.51 based on 334 salaries. A mid-career Assistant Preschool Teacher with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.72 based on 110 salaries. An experienced Assistant Preschool Teacher with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.38 based on 72 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Assistant Preschool Teacher in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 40.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (32.9% more) and Chicago, Illinois (27.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7.5% less).

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