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Teaching Assistant (TA) Salary

A Teaching Assistant (TA) earns an average salary of $21,752 per year. A skill in Childhood Education is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience.

$14,628 - $32,399
(Median)
$15K
$22K
$32K
MEDIAN: $21,752
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$9.16 - $18.82
(Median)
$9
$12
$19
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$14,628 - $32,399  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
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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$16,308 - $35,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 203
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$9.16 - $18.82  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $33.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $506  
   
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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$16,308 - $35,832  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 152

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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

  • 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.

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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.

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.

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Experience Affects Teaching Assistant (TA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$24,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
68 %
Male
32 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
50%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 66% dental benefits Dental: 48%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 31%
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