Teacher Aide Salary

A Teacher Aide earns an average wage of $10.77 per hour. A skill in Bilingual is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$12,130 - $30,074
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MEDIAN: $18,362
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$8.47 - $15.34
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MEDIAN: $10.77
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$11K$22K$33K
Salary
$12,130 - $30,074  
   
Bonus
$1.00 - $1,485  
Profit Sharing
$17.50  
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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$15,206 - $31,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 474
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.47 - $15.34  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.34  
Overtime
$7.54 - $21.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$1.00 - $1,485  
   
Profit Sharing
$17.50  
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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$15,206 - $31,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,056

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Job Description for Teacher Aide

The two main responsibilities of teacher aides are to assist with clerical work and classroom activities. They must provide support for teachers, including giving attention to individual students who need assistance and keeping an eye on students while the teacher is away. Teacher aides typically work with younger students and provide personalized attention, observe their progress, and encourage them individually.

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Teacher Aide Tasks

  • 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.
  • Handle difficult behavioral problems or safety issues directly.
  • Assist teachers with records such as attendance and grades.

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Pay by Experience Level for Teacher Aide

Pay by Experience for a Teacher Aide has a positive trend. An entry-level Teacher Aide with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $21,000 based on 984 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teacher Aide with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $22,000 based on 384 salaries. An experienced Teacher Aide which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 310 salaries. A Teacher Aide with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 85 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $21,415

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Teacher Aide Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Teacher Aide?

Teacher Aide in Taholah:
"The good, the bad, and the ugly."
Pros: The job matters, and what you do has a meaningful impact. You have great opportunity not just to teach, but to learn as well. Also, the children are the best. It's never a dull moment. It's a fun job.
Cons: It can be hard to take a needed day off due to the nature of our work. Parents need us. We are not paid what we are worth. Job turnover seems to be very high, in my opinion due to the low pay and low appreciation. It can be stressful work.

Teacher Aide in Sidney:
Pros: The cooperation and attitude of co-workers and helping the students reach their goals and being a role model.
Cons:

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Key Stats for Teacher Aide

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Teacher Aide Salaries

▲17%

▲10%

▼0%

National Average
$21,000

▼2%

Skills That Affect Teacher Aide Salaries

Bilingual
▲13%

Childhood Education
▼0%

National Average
$21,000


Special Education
▼2%

Counseling
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
88 %
Male
12 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 44%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 53%