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Montessori Assistant Teacher Salary

    Listing Estimates

    • The average Montessori assistant teacher salary is $16,000, according to the job search site Simply Hired. Simply Hired calculates the salary by averaging all the salaries of current job postings that include "Montessori assistant teacher" somewhere in the listing. The site has a similar estimate for "Montessori assistant teachers," which shows drastically different results. When averaging all the salaries of current postings that include "Montessori assistant teachers," the average is $41,000 a year. The difference is searching for "teachers," as opposed to "teacher." Salaries averages also vary by region. For example, Simply Hired reports the estimated average wages for the Gilbert, Arizona, at $15,000 a year, while Atlanta, Georgia, assistant teachers average $17,000 a year.

    Graduate Report

    • According to the 2003-2004 Graduate Status Report by California State University at San Luis Obispo, the graduates working as Montessori assistant teachers earned an average annual salary of $26,520.

    Median Wage

    • According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in May 2008, the median wage of a teacher's assistant was $22,000. The median wage is not the same thing as the average wage. To determine a median wage, divide the teacher assistants in the study into two equal groups, according to salary. Half of the group makes more than the median wage, and half the group earns less than the median wage. In this group, the lowest 10 percent earned less than $15,340, while those in the highest 10 percent earned more than $33,980.

    Average Wage

    • The average wage for assistant teachers in general, for 2010, was $24,880 a year, according to the Department of Labor. The annual average for those working for day care was $20,870, while teacher assistants in elementary and secondary schools earned an annual average of $25,120. These are the categories a Montessori assistant teacher would likely fall under.

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