Entry-Level Teacher Assistant Salary

An Entry-Level Teacher Assistant earns an average wage of $10.25 per hour. A skill in Teaching is associated with high pay for this job.

$13,375 - $34,483
$13K
$23K
$34K
MEDIAN: $22,972
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$8.32 - $14.44
$8
$10
$14
MEDIAN: $10.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,375 - $34,483  
   
Bonus
$49.32 - $1,445  
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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$16,747 - $30,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 682
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$8.32 - $14.44  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.81  
Overtime
$9.11 - $22.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$49.32 - $1,445  
   
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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$16,747 - $30,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 2,203

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National Average: $21,556

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Teacher Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Teacher Assistant in Hampton:
"Work place professionalism."
Give it your all. Expect to give a lot of your self and not be appreciated for your efforts.

Teacher Assistant in New Castle:
"Pick your battles."
Each child you come in contact with has their own talents, learning strengths and behavioral problems. No two are the same. In cases of a challenging child, pick your battles. Pick the areas that you feel that can lead to success.

Teacher Assistant in Columbus:
"I wish I knew how to deal with special needs children."
Take all trainings available and special classes.

Teacher Assistant in Columbus:
"Enjoy working with children."
I would tell a new teacher to get into the field for the love of working with children.

Teacher Assistant in Mount Vernon:
"I love my job."
To listen and observe the students. I work with special needs students. Be patient and get to know your students. After you do that, your job is easy. But you are going to be a teacher and a nurse at the same time. Some students need diaper changes etc. You have to be able to lift. And love the students. They need a lot of attention.

Teacher Assistant in Albuquerque:
"Importance of early education."
Children who attend early child education are better to fall into the routine of instruction, than children who have not received preschool.

Key Stats for Teacher Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
75%
5-9 years
11%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Teacher Assistant Salaries

Teaching
▲21%

Special Education
▲5%


Bilingual
▲1%

National Average
$22,000




CPR
▼4%

Cleaning
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 214 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 43%
dental benefits
Dental: 31%
vision benefits
Vision: 24%
no benefits
None: 54%