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Average Preschool Teacher Assistant Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant is $11.21.
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$9 - $15
$9 - $511
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What Do Preschool Teacher Assistants Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Preschool Teacher Assistant

3.7 out of 5
Highly Satisfied
The top respondents for the job title Preschool Teacher Assistant are from the companies Head Start, YMCA and Montessori PreSchool. Reported salaries are highest at KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. where the average pay is $12.68. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Head Start and Primrose Schools, earning around $12.14 and $12.00, respectively. La Petite Academy, Inc. pays the lowest at around $9.00. The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development and YMCA also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.43 and $10.99, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Preschool Teacher Assistants?

Skills in Childhood Education, Activities for Children, Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication and Cleaning are correlated to pay that is above average.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher Assistants?

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 $10.56 based on 69 salaries. An early career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.05 based on 371 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.75 based on 132 salaries. An experienced Preschool Teacher Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.82 based on 126 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $12.
Employees with Preschool Teacher Assistant in their job title in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania earn an average of 29.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (16.3% more) and New York, New York (7.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Baltimore, Maryland (10.8% less), Tampa, Florida (8.7% less) and Phoenix, Arizona (0.2% less).

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