Educational Assistant Salary

An Educational Assistant earns an average wage of $12.98 per hour. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$14,608 - $35,523
(Median)
$15K
$26K
$36K
MEDIAN: $25,581
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90%

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$9.03 - $18.89
(Median)
$9
$13
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,608 - $35,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
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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$16,369 - $37,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.03 - $18.89  
   
Overtime
$17.69 - $24.42  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,250  
   
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).
)
$16,369 - $37,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 136

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Job Description for Educational Assistant

An educational assistant works with the main classroom teacher to perform auxiliary tasks required (such as tasks the teacher cannot complete independently). The role is often very broad; educational assistants may help with instruction, grade tests and exams, supervise students during recess and lunch, meet with students for one-on-one counseling, and perform any number of other tasks. Ultimately, the assistant's responsibilities are contingent on the needs of each individual classroom. Traditionally, assistants work alongside teachers in the classroom and meet with teachers regularly before and after class to coordinate lesson plans and discuss class progress.

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Educational Assistant Tasks

  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Educational Assistant

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Educational Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$27,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 62% dental benefits Dental: 51%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 33%