Teacher Aide Salary (United States)

The average wage for a Teacher Aide is $10.21 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.
Teacher Aide Total Pay (?
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$12,217 - $30,144
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MEDIAN: $18,249
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Teacher Aide Total Pay (?
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$7.91 - $15.02
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National Salary Data

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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,217 - $30,144  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $621  
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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$14,783 - $31,140  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,726
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$7.91 - $15.02  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $21.03  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$0.00 - $621  
   
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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$14,783 - $31,140  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,726
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Job Description for Teacher Aide
Teacher aides play a very important role in our educational system. They can be paid or volunteer workers that help assist teachers in executing all of their daily goals and activities for each class. Teacher aides are required to at least have a high school diploma. However, some assistants can be high school students and work as volunteers. Parents and college students can also volunteer as a teacher aide. These aides perform various tasks and functions for teachers. They can work with groups of small children, grade assignments, record grades, make copies, decorate the room, and in some cases supervise a class for a short period of time. These aides will also work with certain students assigned to them by the teacher who may be having difficulty in the classroom. They are there to give those students the extra time and attention that they need. A teacher aide must also submit to a background check and fingerprinting to assure that there is no criminal activity in their past. Teacher aides help the teachers with their day-to-day work. They can supervise the children during instruction and recess, in the hallways, etc. They are there to maintain order and provide a good learning environment for the students. They also assist the teacher with records such as attendance and grades, and help handle difficult behavioral problems or safety issues that may occur in the classroom. Teacher aides also assist in developing, preparing, and distributing lessons and materials to the students in the classroom. These aides are there to help not only the teachers, but the students, as well. They are there to give extra help whenever it is needed.
Teacher Aide Tasks
  • Handle difficult behavioral problems or safety issues directly.
  • Assist teachers with records such as attendance and grades.
  • Supervise students during instruction, recess, hallways, etc., to maintain order and provide a good learning environment.
  • Assist in developing, preparing, and distributing lessons and materials.
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Pay by Experience Level for Teacher Aide
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Newark
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Washington
up arrow 31%
Columbus
up arrow 23%
Los Angeles
up arrow 12%
Baltimore
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Chicago
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Houston
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National Average
$21,000
Philadelphia
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Experience Affects Teacher Aide Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%
Experienced
up arrow 8%
Mid-Career
up arrow 2%
National Average
$21,000

Skills That Affect Teacher Aide Salaries

Bilingual
up arrow 5%
Special Education
up arrow 4%
Activities for Children
up arrow 1%
National Average
$21,000
Organizing
up arrow 10%
Job Satisfaction
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Gender
Female
92%
female alumni
 
Male
8%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
5%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 46% dental benefits Dental: 31%
vision benefits Vision: 22% employee benefits None: 51%
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