Instructional Assistant Salary

Instructional Assistants in the United States take home an average $13.19 per hour. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although over a third lack health benefits of any kind, a majority do enjoy medical insurance, and about one-half get dental coverage, too. Most Instructional Assistants like their work and job satisfaction is high. The vast majority of Instructional Assistants (86 percent) who responded to the survey are women. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$13,598 - $31,176
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MEDIAN: $20,778
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$10.16 - $17.34
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$0$34K
Salary $13,598 - $31,176
Bonus $800
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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$16,357 - $34,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 225
Hourly Data $0$22
Hourly Rate $10.16 - $17.34
Overtime $15.55
Annual Data $0$34K
Bonus $800
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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$16,357 - $34,990
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 328

Job Description for Instructional Assistant

Instructional assistants generally work with licensed instructors to ensure the proper learning of the individuals they are teaching. Oftentimes, instructional assistants will work in special education classes, where students may need extra guidance and support. Other times, instructional assistants work in classrooms, alongside instructors with varying types of students. An assistant instructor will aid the instructor by keeping notes on the progress of the group being instructed, as well as the individual progress of select students.

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Instructional Assistant Tasks

  • Assist teachers in planning and preparing materials for individual and group classroom activities.
  • Assist in delivering lessons in the absence of the teacher.
  • Foster a positive learning atmosphere and assist the classroom teacher in eliminating potential disruptions.
  • Target low-performing students with specialized attention and one-on-one learning to help them achieve their academic goals.

Common Career Paths for Instructional Assistant


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Instructional Assistants who advance into the role of an or Elementary School Kindergarten Preschool Special Education Teacher are fairly uncommon. Elementary School, Kindergarten, and Preschool Special Education Teachers on average earn $40K per year. Typical career progression for an Instructional Assistant involves becoming an Administrative Assistant or an Elementary School Teacher, roles that pay $6K more and $15K more on average.

Instructional Assistant Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Instructional Assistant

Pay by Experience for an Instructional Assistant has a positive trend. An entry-level Instructional Assistant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 298 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Instructional 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 134 salaries. An experienced Instructional Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $26,000 based on 109 salaries. An Instructional Assistant 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 35 salaries.

Instructional Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Instructional Assistant?

Instructional Assistant in Rocklin:
Pros: Work flexibility. Helping people.
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Key Stats for Instructional Assistant

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Instructional Assistant Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Instructional Assistant Salaries

Bilingual
▲13%

Special Education
▲8%

Childhood Education
▲1%

National Average
$25,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
86 %
Male
14 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 42%
no benefits
None: 36%