Instructional Assistant Salary

Earnings for Instructional Assistants in the United States come in at around $13.17 per hour on average. Geographic location and tenure each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. There are far more female Instructional Assistants who answered the questionnaire than men, making up 87 percent. For the most part, Instructional Assistants enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Health benefits are not enjoyed by everyone in this line of work, and more than a third lack any coverage at all. Medical benefits are reported by the larger part and dental coverage is claimed by close to one-half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$13,450 - $32,415
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MEDIAN: $20,651
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$10.04 - $17.45
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$0$35K
Salary $13,450 - $32,415
Bonus $450.00
Total Pay (?
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$16,007 - $35,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 201
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $10.04 - $17.45
Overtime $15.55
Annual Data $0$35K
Bonus $450.00
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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$16,007 - $35,324
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 308

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Job Description for Instructional Assistant

Instructional assistants generally work with licensed instructors to ensure the proper learning of the individuals they are teaching. Oftentimes, instructional assistants will work in special education classes, where students may need extra guidance and support. Other times, instructional assistants work in classrooms, alongside instructors with varying types of students. An assistant instructor will aid the instructor by keeping notes on the progress of the group being instructed, as well as the individual progress of select students.

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Instructional Assistant Tasks

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist in delivering lessons in the absence of the teacher.
  • Foster a positive learning atmosphere and assist the classroom teacher in eliminating potential disruptions.
  • Target low-performing students with specialized attention and one-on-one learning to help them achieve their academic goals.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Assistant


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Though some Instructional Assistants move into positions like or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher (where the average salary is $40K), this progression is not the norm. A common career progression for an Instructional Assistant is to become an Administrative Assistant or an Elementary School Teacher. Compared to Instructional Assistants, the first group earns $6K more on average, and the second group earns $15K more.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 134 salaries. An experienced Instructional Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 109 salaries. An Instructional Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 35 salaries.

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Q: What is it like working as an Instructional Assistant?

Instructional Assistant in Rocklin:
Pros: Work flexibility. Helping people.
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Key Stats for Instructional Assistant

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Instructional Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Instructional Assistant Salaries

Bilingual
▲14%

Special Education
▲8%

Childhood Education
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
87 %
Male
13 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 59%
dental benefits
Dental: 49%
vision benefits
Vision: 39%
no benefits
None: 37%
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