The average wage for an Instructional Assistant is $13.36 per hour. A skill in Special Education is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
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$13,377 - $34,846
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MEDIAN: $21,209
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$9.83 - $17.48
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MEDIAN: $13.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,377 - $34,846  
   
Total Pay (?
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$16,316 - $35,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 199
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.83 - $17.48  
   
Overtime
$15.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
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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$16,316 - $35,909  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 300
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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

  • 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 11%

Late-Career
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000


Skills That Affect Instructional Assistant Salaries

Special Education
up arrow 22%

Bilingual
up arrow 6%

Childhood Education
up arrow 1%

National Average
$26,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 57 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 61%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
medical benefits
Vision: 40%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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