The average salary for a Teacher Assistant in Newark, New Jersey is $30,534.
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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, assi…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Teacher Assistant
Activities for Children
Skills that pay less than market rate include Curriculum Planning, Activities for Children and Childhood Education.
Pay by Experience Level for Teacher Assistant
An early career Teacher Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $29,250 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Teacher Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30,386 based on 8 salaries. An experienced Teacher Assistant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $30,710 based on 13 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $33,000.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Teacher Assistant in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (31.6% less), Atlanta, Georgia (26.9% less) and Dallas, Texas (21.8% less).
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