$22,652
Avg. Salary
$10.92
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$306

Profit Sharing

$2,000

The average pay for a Teacher Assistant is S$7.79 per hour.

The average pay for a Teacher Assistant is S$17,846 per year.

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$0$35K
Salary $13,985 - $35,654
Bonus $24.47 - $1,538
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$16,920 - $32,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,373
Hourly Data $0$21
Hourly Rate $8.62 - $15.14
Hourly Tips $1.13
Overtime $9.86 - $21.91
Annual Data $0$32K
Bonus $24.47 - $1,538
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$16,920 - $32,233
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 6,056

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 2018 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 Pay By Employer

$0$32K

$22,456

Head Start
56 profiles
$21,522

$21,470

Primrose Schools
21 profiles
$21,218

YMCA
21 profiles
$20,512

$19,034

$24,311

$23,919

Kiddie Academy
16 profiles
$20,940

$18,895

Common Career Paths for Teacher Assistant


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Teacher Assistants do not often transition into Assistant Professor roles. The role averages $58K per year. More often than not, a Preschool Teacher role is the next step for Teacher Assistants moving up in the field. Preschool Teachers usually make $25K per year. Many other Teacher Assistants choose to take on a Daycare Teacher role, where salaries are typically $21K.

Teacher Assistant Job Listings

Popular Skills for Teacher Assistant


Teacher Assistants seem to exploit a large range of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Teaching, Oral / Verbal Communication, teacher assistant, and Special Education are correlated to pay that is above average, with boosts between 4 percent and 19 percent. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Cleaning, Mathematica, and CPR. Most people who know Activities for Children also know Curriculum Planning.

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 $22,000 based on 5,115 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 $24,000 based on 1,966 salaries. An experienced Teacher Assistant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 1,731 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 $26,000 based on 467 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $22,780

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Teacher Assistants, busy Washington offers a higher-than-average pay rate, 38 percent above the national average. Teacher Assistants can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Los Angeles (+19 percent), Chicago (+17 percent), New York (+17 percent), and Austin (+13 percent). The smallest paychecks in the market, 7 percent south of the national average, can be found in Philadelphia. Below-median salaries also turn up in Columbus and Indianapolis (7 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Teacher Assistant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Teacher Assistant?

Teacher Assistant in Wixom:
"Caring teacher."
Pros: Caring for children is my passion. I love helping them learn and grow. I have experience in potty training.
Cons: My employees, the pay, the gossip, the uncleanliness.

Teacher Assistant in Brooklyn:
"Fun fill days."
Pros: No two days is ever the same. Each day is totally different.
Cons: When my students are are ill and cannot participate in the lesson.

Teacher Assistant in New York:
"Professionally Rewarding but under paid."
Pros: The children. It is very rewarding to help children grow emotionally and physically healthy.
Cons: Low rates. Lunch breaks always late. BH is not a bad company however, I feel they pay bad for all what they ask from their staff. They also charge a lot to parents but they do not share it with their staff that make the business runs. This Is a corporation so the business is first. Heart principles are there in the paper but I feel money and business are first. They have so many things that you could think they are great company but their low pay is more significant than anything else. I think the people they get as workers are many time with low skills to work with children but you get what you pay.

Teacher Assistant in Miami:
"I am a teacher assistant at a day care that gets paid $8.05."
Pros: Mt job is fascinaring when it comes to teaching the kids their abc's how to count and how to observe what surrounds them. This is an important stage in their lives, and I love being part of it. I love seeing them get enthusiastic about the activities, singing to songs. I enjoy lunch time because I see how each and one of them begin to share their food. My job can cause headaches at times when they dont listen, when they disrespect one another and when they disrespect me, but patience is a virtue and day by day I help them better themselves.
Cons: I dislike how unappreciative my coworkers are and how the management ignores our efforts. I dislike how little we are being paid for a job that takes so much energy from us, for a job thats so important in our community. I help these kids be better day by day, I prepare for the future, and I dont get any recognition for it. Its also upsetting how much work I do, I do the teacher's work, because the teacher is doing the manager's work. Everyone is getting payed minumun wage, when its not suppose to be like that.

Teacher Assistant in Midland:
"Assistant infant toddler teacher."
Pros: The exploration and love of learning the children experence. The age group I work with. Coworkers that welcome me. Parents that care for theirs childs education.
Cons:

Teacher Assistant in Graham:
"What are we asked to do?"
As a teacher assistant we asked to help the kids in many ways.

Teacher Assistant in Brooklyn Center:
"Building A Strong Educational Foundation In Today's Youth."
Pros: The hugs in the hallway, working with dedicated professionals, and the challenge of knowing a variety of educational approaches to reach each child.
Cons: The pay could be better.

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Key Stats for Teacher Assistant

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 894 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Experience Affects Teacher Assistant Salaries

▲13%

▲8%

▲4%

National Average
$23,000

▼5%

Skills That Affect Teacher Assistant Salaries

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 894 votes.

Gender

Female
94 %
Male
6 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 47%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
vision benefits
Vision: 28%
no benefits
None: 50%