Teaching Assistant (TA) Salary

The average pay for a Teaching Assistant (TA) is $11.82 per hour. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,097 - $33,463
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$22K
$33K
MEDIAN: $22,450
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$8.97 - $17.64
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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$0$35K
Salary $14,097 - $33,463
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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$16,124 - $35,174
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 312
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $8.97 - $17.64
Overtime $7.33 - $23.25
Annual Data $0$35K
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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$16,124 - $35,174
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 373

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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)

Pay by Experience for a Teaching Assistant (TA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Teaching Assistant (TA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 375 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teaching Assistant (TA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Teaching Assistant (TA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 113 salaries. A Teaching Assistant (TA) with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $23,957

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Reviews

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

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Miami:
"Basically feels like being a slave."
Pros: Watching the children grow up and succeed.
Cons: Injuries, little pay,

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 62 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Late-Career
▲16%

Experienced
▲5%

National Average
$24,000

▼3%

Mid-Career
▼5%

Skills That Affect Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲6%

National Average
$24,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
83 %
Male
17 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 31%
no benefits
None: 43%
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