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Instructional Assistant Salary

Pay for Instructional Assistants in the United States sits in the ballpark of $12.41 per hour. The pay spectrum stretches from $8.90 per hour to $17.34. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Job satisfaction for Instructional Assistants is high. Some workers in this field — over a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by the larger part and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than half. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.
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$13,883 - $35,459
(Median)
$14K
$20K
$35K
MEDIAN: $20,345
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90%

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$8.90 - $17.34
(Median)
$8
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,883 - $35,459  
   
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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$15,773 - $35,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 143
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$8.90 - $17.34  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $37.48  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$26K$52K$78K
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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$15,773 - $35,844  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 215

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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.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Assistant


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Instructional Assistants might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Administrative Assistant, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $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.


The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $23K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $25K. Instructional Assistants with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $27K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $22K.

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Experience Affects Instructional Assistant Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 9%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Late-Career
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 56 votes.

Gender

Female
80 %
Male
20 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 59% dental benefits Dental: 47%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 38%
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