Average Teaching Assistant (TA) Salary in United Kingdom

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The average salary for a Teaching Assistant (TA) in United Kingdom is £13,386.
MEDIAN £13,386
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Job Description for Teaching Assistant (TA)

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.
The top respondents for the job title Teaching Assistant (TA) are from the companies Primary, Lancashire County Council and Birmingham City Council. Reported salaries are highest at Birmingham City Council where the average pay is £14,240. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Norfolk County Council and Lancashire County Council, earning around £12,500 and £12,480, respectively. Devon County Council pays the lowest at around £11,083. Leeds City Council and Bradford Council also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying £11,250 and £11,614, respectively.

Career Paths

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Popular Skills for Teaching Assistant (TA)

Skills in Disability Support and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include English Language, Activities for Children and Childhood Education.

Pay by Experience Level for Teaching Assistant (TA)

An entry-level Teaching Assistant (TA) with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of £13,114 based on 764 salaries. An early career Teaching Assistant (TA) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £12,957 based on 4,505 salaries. A mid-career Teaching Assistant (TA) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £13,427 based on 2,259 salaries. An experienced Teaching Assistant (TA) with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of £14,001 based on 2,196 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of £14,768.
Employees with Teaching Assistant (TA) in their job title in London, England: London earn an average of 13.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Nottingham, England: Nottinghamshire (12.0% more) and Birmingham, England: Birmingham (10.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Leeds, England: West Yorkshire (9.9% less) and Leicester, England: Leicestershire (6.5% less).

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