Educational Assistant Salary (United States)

An Educational Assistant earns an average wage of $12.64 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Educational Assistant Salary (?
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$14,331 - $35,350
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MEDIAN: $25,396
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Educational Assistant Salary (?
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$8.78 - $18.41
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$13K$26K$39K
Salary
$14,331 - $35,350  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
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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$16,247 - $37,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 80
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.78 - $18.41  
   
Overtime
$14.25 - $28.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $970  
   
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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$16,247 - $37,480  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 119
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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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Experience Affects Educational Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 6%
National Average
$26,000
Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
83%
female alumni
 
Male
17%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 64% dental benefits Dental: 53%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 30%