The average pay for a Teaching Assistant (TA) is $11.67 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$13,689 - $32,642
(Median)
$14K
$22K
$33K
MEDIAN: $22,158
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

$9.00 - $18.42
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
10%
50%
90%

Add this chart to your site: 640px    300px

National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,689 - $32,642  
   
Bonus
$500  
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).
)
$15,629 - $35,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.00 - $18.42  
   
Overtime
$5.14 - $21.49  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
)
$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$500  
   
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).
)
$15,629 - $35,827  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 291
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Job Description for Teaching Assistant (TA)

Teaching assistants work at a range of academic levels, from preschool to university. Their duties vary by position, but they usually assist with both academic and administrative tasks.

Read More...

Teaching Assistant (TA) Tasks

  • Address behavioral problems, identify discipline issues and create a learning environment.
  • Adapt and design activities, assignments, lectures and course plans.
  • Teach courses to reach curriculum objectives.
  • Attend trainings, meetings and functions for the organization.

Common Career Paths for Teaching Assistant (TA)


Add this chart to your site:   640px 640px    300px 300px

Teaching Assistant (TA) Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Pay by Experience Level for Teaching Assistant (TA)

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,380

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Teaching Assistant (TA) Reviews

What is it like working as a Teaching Assistant (TA)?

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Lynnwood:
"It's great. My boss is wonderful, and I'm sure that helps."
Pros: The atmosphere. The students. My coworkers. Those of us who have been around more than a year have become sort of a family. I love it there. It's my favorite job. And there's a lot of flexibility for different scheduling every academic quarter.
Cons: I dislike that there's a limit to the number of hours I'm allowed to work (so the school doesn't have to provide benefits). It gets really stressful at the end of the quarter, or when we're understaffed because someone needed to take the day off.

Related Job Salaries

United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

Experience Affects Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 20%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$23,000


Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Skills That Affect Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

Childhood Education
0%

National Average
$23,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 48 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 42%
medical benefits
Vision: 32%
dental benefits
None: 39%
ADVERTISEMENT