The average pay for an Educational Assistant is $13.28 per hour.
The average pay for an Educational Assistant is $23,200 per year.
|Salary||$12,853 - $38,584|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,466|
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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).)
|$17,488 - $38,532|
|Hourly Rate||$10.11 - $18.42|
|Overtime||$14.69 - $32.83|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,466|
|Total Pay (||$17,488 - $38,532|
Job Description for Educational Assistant
An educational assistant works with the main classroom teacher to perform auxiliary tasks required (such as tasks the teacher cannot complete independently). The role is often very broad; educational assistants may help with instruction, grade tests and exams, supervise students during recess and lunch, meet with students for one-on-one counseling, and perform any number of other tasks. Ultimately, the assistant's responsibilities are contingent on the needs of each individual classroom. Traditionally, assistants work alongside teachers in the classroom and meet with teachers regularly before and after class to coordinate lesson plans and discuss class progress.Read More...
Both public and private schools hold educational assistant positions. Typically, educational assistants work full time, though part time positions also exist. This job requires strong communication skills, particularly with children; educational assistants need to be able to relay information simply and concisely, while also understanding and engaging with the concerns of their students. Educational assistants must be willing to administer punishment for unruly behavior and should have patience with students facing academic or personal struggles. Additionally, an educational assistant must be able to follow the lesson plans of the main instructor. They must also be able to maintain order in the classroom.
Most educational assistants have at least an associate's degrees in education or a related field, although requirements vary from employer to employer. Often, assistants have specialized education and/or experience in the coursework they are teaching or in human/child development. (Copyright 2019 PayScale.com)
- Supervise students in a variety of settings, curtailing behavior problems.
- Tutor and support learning for students.
- Assist special needs students with translations, physical assistance or other aid.
- Maintain a safe and sanitary learning environment.
- Set up and implement lessons, snacks and other activities.
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Pay by Experience Level for Educational Assistant
Pay by Experience for an Educational Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Educational Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $27,000 based on 136 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Educational Assistant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Educational Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 74 salaries. An Educational Assistant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 18 salaries.
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