An Educational Assistant earns an average wage of $12.18 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Educational Assistant Total Pay (?
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$13,397 - $35,152
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MEDIAN: $23,207
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Educational Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.82 - $18.24
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$13,397 - $35,152  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
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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$14,950 - $37,266  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.82 - $18.24  
   
Overtime
$14.50 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $618  
   
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).
)
$14,950 - $37,266  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 17 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 176
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Job Description for Educational Assistant
  • Maintain a safe and sanitary learning environment.
  • Set up and implement lessons, snacks and other activities.
  • Assist special needs students with translations, physical assistance or other aid.
  • Supervise students in a variety of settings, curtailing behavior problems.
  • Tutor and support learning for students.
Read more about: Teacher Assistants
Pay by Experience Level for Educational Assistant
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Experience Affects Educational Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%
Experienced
up arrow 11%
National Average
$25,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 3%
Entry-Level
up arrow 7%
Job Satisfaction
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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 37 votes.
Gender
Female
84%
female alumni
 
Male
16%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 65% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 30%
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