A Teacher Assistant earns an average wage of AU$22.98 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

AU$20,310 - AU$55,184
AU$20K
AU$38K
AU$55K
MEDIAN: AU$38,417
10%
50%
90%
AU$18.03 - AU$27.36
AU$18
AU$22
AU$27
MEDIAN: AU$22.00
10%
50%
90%
AU$0AU$56K
Salary AU$20,310 - AU$55,184
Bonus AU$3,500
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).
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AU$33,430 - AU$56,927
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data AU$0AU$27
Hourly Rate AU$18.03 - AU$27.36
Overtime AU$27.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$56K
Bonus AU$3,500
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).
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AU$33,430 - AU$56,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 5 Dec 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 277

Job Description for Teacher Assistant

Teacher assistants can range from a wide group of people in the education field. They can consist of high school seniors, college undergraduates, teachers with previous experience but who are looking to work in a different area, and many others. Their work consists of providing assistance to the teacher by tutoring and helping small groups of students at the end of the school day. They may also assist in creating lesson plans for the class, modifying the class schedules made by the teacher, assist in creating goals, and creating charts and other visual aids that may be used during the class. When the teacher may be gone due to an emergency, they may be able to supervise the students by enforcing the rules and policies that the teacher has previously set in place. Not only do they work with teachers, but they can also work with sports coaches and other instructors. The qualifications for entry-level teacher assistants are great organization skills, a professional attitude, and a willingness to help. For teacher assistant jobs at universities, the employer requires the person to have experience in the subject that is being taught, along with an associate's or bachelor's degree. The work is both physical and mental. Not only must the person be required to assist in grading papers, but he or she must be mentally focused so that he or she can pay attention to the task at hand. The work environment depends on the subject that is being taught. For example, a math teacher normally requires a teacher assistant to work indoors, since all of the coursework taught is indoors. A physical education coach may require the teacher’s assistant to not only assist in the school building, but also outside by providing assistance with outdoor activities. Work hours can vary depending on if the Teacher Assistant is providing assistance in day or night classes. They do not work the same hours as the teacher, but may come in for a couple of hours during the workday. Typically the weekly schedules range from 10-30 hours per week any day from Monday through Friday. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)


Teacher Assistant Tasks

  • Supervise, tutor, and assist students individually and in small groups.
  • Maintain and update paperwork including student grades and progress.
  • Plan instruction, including creation of lesson plans, modification of schedules, bibliography, or chart creation, and outlines of goals.
  • Enforce rules, policies, and appropriate behaviors for different settings.

Teacher Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Teacher Assistant

Pay by Experience for a Teacher Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Teacher Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$44,000 based on 145 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teacher Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$50,000 based on 40 salaries. An experienced Teacher Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 22 salaries. A Teacher Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$52,000 based on 6 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$44,426

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Key Stats for Teacher Assistant

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Teacher Assistant Salaries

▲18%

▲17%

▲12%

National Average
AU$44,000

▼1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
84 %
Male
16 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
59%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 5%
dental benefits
Dental: 2%
vision benefits
Vision: 2%
no benefits
None: 93%