An Instructional Assistant earns an average wage of $12.11 per hour. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Instructional Assistant Total Pay (?
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$13,853 - $34,053
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MEDIAN: $20,091
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Instructional Assistant Total Pay (?
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$8.84 - $17.11
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,853 - $34,053  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $961  
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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$15,337 - $35,272  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$8.84 - $17.11  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $27.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $961  
   
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).
)
$15,337 - $35,272  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 243
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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
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Mid-Career
0%
National Average
$24,000
Entry-Level
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Late-Career
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Gender
Female
78%
female alumni
 
Male
22%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 58% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 38%
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