Instructional Assistant Salary (United States)

The average wage for an Instructional Assistant is $12.25 per hour. A skill in Childhood Education is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Instructional Assistant Total Pay (?
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$14,304 - $33,969
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MEDIAN: $20,249
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Instructional Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.96 - $17.25
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,304 - $33,969  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
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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$15,723 - $35,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.96 - $17.25  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $966  
   
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).
)
$15,723 - $35,434  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 Aug 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 268
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Job Description for Instructional Assistant

  • 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.
  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist in delivering lessons in the absence of the teacher.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Assistant

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

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Experience Affects Instructional Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 4%
Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
77%
female alumni
 
Male
23%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 38%
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