Average Teacher Assistant Hourly Pay

$11.37
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$301
Bonus
$175
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The average hourly pay for a Teacher Assistant is $11.37.
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$8.84
MEDIAN
$11.37
90%
$15.37
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Hourly Rate
$9 - $15
Bonus
$25 - $1,538
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$14 - $2,457
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$17,975 - $32,476
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What Do Teacher Assistants Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Teacher Assistant

3.8 out of 5
(1,045)
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94Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Teacher Assistant are from the companies KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc., Head Start and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development. Reported salaries are highest at Montessori PreSchool where the average pay is $12.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include KinderCare Learning Centers, Inc. and The Goddard School for Early Childhood Development, earning around $11.39 and $11.00, respectively. YMCA pays the lowest at around $10.11. Kiddie Academy and Primrose Schools also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $10.49 and $10.50, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Teacher Assistants?

Skills in Oral / Verbal Communication and English Language are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children and Childhood Education.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Teacher Assistants?

An entry-level Teacher Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $10.65 based on 617 salaries. An early career Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.01 based on 3,740 salaries. A mid-career Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $11.92 based on 1,424 salaries. An experienced Teacher Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $12.38 based on 1,326 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $13.
Employees with Teacher Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 27.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in New York, New York (20.7% more) and Chicago, Illinois (15.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (4.4% less), Atlanta, Georgia (3.6% less) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (2.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 7,630 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.1%
Early Career
49.0%
Mid Career
18.7%
Experienced
17.4%
Late Career
6.9%