A Teaching Assistant (TA) earns an average wage of $11.76 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.

$13,760 - $33,362
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$22K
$33K
MEDIAN: $22,183
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$9.06 - $17.69
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MEDIAN: $11.76
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$13,760 - $33,362  
   
Bonus
$15.10 - $23,839  
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$15,777 - $35,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.06 - $17.69  
   
Overtime
$5.30 - $21.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$15.10 - $23,839  
   
Profit Sharing
$700  
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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$15,777 - $35,304  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 300

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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.

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Tasks

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

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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: $23,484

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

Teaching Assistant (TA) Reviews

Q: 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.

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Key Stats for Teaching Assistant (TA)

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.
048
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%
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Experience Affects Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$23,000


Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
up arrow 8%

National Average
$23,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 50 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 57%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
dental benefits
None: 39%
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