Instructional Assistant Salary

The average Instructional Assistant in the United States can expect to rake in roughly $12.39 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.12 per hour and $17.01. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by experience level. While over a third report receiving no health benefits, the greater part do receive medical coverage, and close to one-half have dental, as well. The vast majority of Instructional Assistants (81 percent) who responded to the survey are women. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$13,644 - $35,792
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$36K
MEDIAN: $20,363
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90%

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$9.12 - $17.01
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,644 - $35,792  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
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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$15,848 - $35,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 156
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$9.12 - $17.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $596  
   
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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$15,848 - $35,488  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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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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Instructional Assistants often transition into Administrative Assistant positions, for which compensation tends to be much higher. On average, Administrative Assistants earn $31K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Assistant

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $23K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $25K on average. Instructional Assistants claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $27K. Instructional Assistants who claim more than two decades of experience actually make somewhat smaller average paychecks of $25K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 60% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 37%
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