Average Preschool Teacher Assistant Hourly Pay at Head Start

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The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant at Head Start is $11.19.
MEDIAN $11.19
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Hourly Rate
$10 - $13
Total Pay
$21,057 - $26,487

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Job Description for Preschool Teacher Assistant

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.
The top respondents for the job title Preschool Teacher Assistant are from the companies Montessori PreSchool, YMCA and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development. 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 Primrose Schools and Montessori PreSchool, earning around $12.00 and $11.81, 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 $9.47 and $10.59, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Preschool Teacher Assistant

Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children and Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Preschool Teacher Assistant

An early career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.58 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.25 based on 3 salaries.

Years of Experience

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