The average hourly pay for a Preschool Teacher Assistant with Activities for Children skills is $10.92.
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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.
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 Montessori PreSchool where the average pay is $11.74. YMCA pays the lowest at around $9.04.
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Skills in Curriculum Planning, Oral / Verbal Communication, Cleaning and Team Building are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Childhood Education.
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 $10.49 based on 33 salaries. An early career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $10.59 based on 217 salaries. A mid-career Preschool Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.27 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Preschool Teacher Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.97 based on 62 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $14.
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Employees with Preschool Teacher Assistant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 23.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (19.0% more) and Chicago, Illinois (19.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (14.5% less) and Baltimore, Maryland (8.4% less).
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