$22,891
Avg. Salary
$10.52
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$200

Bonus

$101

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant is $10.52 per hour.

The average pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant is $22,891 per year.

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$14.28
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MEDIAN $10.52
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$34k
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MEDIAN $22,891
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$0$34K
Salary $13,742 - $34,253
Bonus $74.50 - $705
Profit Sharing $101
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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$17,351 - $30,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 185
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.58 - $14.28
Hourly Tips $0.10
Overtime $7.38 - $21.06
Annual Data $0$30K
Bonus $74.50 - $705
Profit Sharing $101
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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$17,351 - $30,342
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 10 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 1,089

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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Preschool Teacher Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Preschool Teacher Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 569 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Preschool Teacher Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 194 salaries. An experienced Preschool Teacher Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $24,000 based on 138 salaries. A Preschool Teacher Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 20 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

24%

23%

National Average: $21,996

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Preschool Teacher Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Preschool Teacher Assistant?

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Santa Cruz:
"Underpaid."
Pros: Short commute
Cons: Cost of living

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Erie:
"Has it's pros and cons."
Pros: Excitement children show when the accomplish something new.
Cons: Owners expectation for teachers/asst teachers to cut paper towels in half in order to cut costs.

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Goshen:
"Children make you feel blessed."
Pros: My coworkers and the children I watch over truly become a part of you. They make you laugh, smile, and sometimes cry when you see them hurt.
Cons: Stress level is high but often manageable.

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Port Chester:
"First year as an Assistant."
Pros: I love spending time with the children. I enjoy creating a plan base on their interest and just watching their face expression as we discover new things.Also the flexibility with my children when they get sick and I have to be out.
Cons: The changes in staff and room. The changes in hours. Every year in the start there is always a staff and room change. Even if the team from last year worked great, they separate them. The pay; we work so hear and pay is nothing.the stress level this year at start of year was of the chart.

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Newark:
"Work flexibility."
Pros: Parent/Staff relationships.
Cons: Need more money.

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Flower Mound:
"Good but sometimes too tiring."
Pros: Love being around kids.
Cons: Too much work and less salary.

Preschool Teacher Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Stressful."
Pros: The young children are wonderful.
Cons: The company I work for is the worst place I have ever worked.

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Key Stats for Preschool Teacher Assistant

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Preschool Teacher Assistant Salaries

▲15%

▲10%

▲4%

National Average
$22,000

▼3%

Skills That Affect Preschool Teacher Assistant Salaries

Bilingual
▲17%


Childhood Education
▼0%

National Average
$22,000


Oral / Verbal Communication
▼10%

Teaching
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 122 votes.

Gender

Female
97 %
Male
3 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 33%
dental benefits
Dental: 23%
vision benefits
Vision: 18%
no benefits
None: 65%