The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant is $10.72.
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Job Description for Preschool Teacher Assistant
Preschool teacher assistants work in early childhood education and care, typically alongside one or more teachers to provide assistance and help in preparing classroom activities and offering basic supervision and care for young children. The role of the preschool assistant may vary by employer, but typically involves a variety of duties that incorporate both education and child care. One of the main jobs of a preschool teacher assistant is to help set up activities for the teacher, which can i…Read more
Preschool Teacher Assistant Tasks
- Assist teacher with preparation and facilitation of daily activities, such as games, crafts, and field trips.
- Assess 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.
Popular Employer Salaries for Preschool Teacher Assistant
The top respondents for the job title Preschool Teacher Assistant are from the companies Head Start, Montessori PreSchool and YMCA. Reported salaries are highest at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. where the average pay is $12.48. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Montessori PreSchool and Primrose Schools, earning around $11.81 and $11.25, respectively. La Petite Academy, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.00. YMCA and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $9.08 and $10.59, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Preschool Teacher Assistant
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Skills in Childhood Education, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Activities for Children.
Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher Assistant
An entry-level Preschool Teacher Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.28 based on 109 salaries. An early career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.44 based on 534 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.05 based on 191 salaries. An experienced Preschool Teacher Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.78 based on 168 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Preschool Teacher Assistant in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 21.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (20.4% more) and New York, New York (16.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (7.6% less).
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