$22,893
Avg. Salary
$12.17
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$510

Bonus

$1,200

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Teaching Assistant (TA) is $12.17 per hour.

The average pay for a Teaching Assistant (TA) is $22,893 per year.

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$9.16
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$17.62
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MEDIAN $12.17
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$14k
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$36k
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MEDIAN $22,893
$14,072 - $36,229
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MEDIAN: $22,893
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$0$36K
Salary $14,072 - $36,229
Bonus $49.55 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$16,181 - $36,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 590
Hourly Data $0$23
Hourly Rate $9.16 - $17.62
Overtime $7.47 - $23.65
Annual Data $0$36K
Bonus $49.55 - $4,122
Profit Sharing $1,200
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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$16,181 - $36,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 20 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 700

Job Description

Teaching assistants work at a range of academic levels, from preschool to university. Their duties vary by position, but they usually assist with both academic and administrative tasks.

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Teaching Assistant (TA) Tasks
  • Teach courses to reach curriculum objectives.
  • Attend trainings, meetings and functions for the organization.
  • Address behavioral problems, identify discipline issues and create a learning environment.
  • Adapt and design activities, assignments, lectures and course plans.

Common Career Paths


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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for a Teaching Assistant (TA) has a positive trend. An entry-level Teaching Assistant (TA) with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 375 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Teaching Assistant (TA) with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $23,000 based on 136 salaries. An experienced Teaching Assistant (TA) which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $25,000 based on 113 salaries. A Teaching Assistant (TA) 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 44 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

18%

National Average: $24,514

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

Job Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Teaching Assistant (TA)?

Teaching Assistant (TA) in New Orleans:
"It is okay, but I must say that compared to other cities/states, we are way underpaid."
Pros: The short commute time.
Cons: Pay isn't what it should be.

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Attica:
"Patience is needed."
Keep your sense of humor in all situations.

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Ann Arbor:
"Diversity."
Pros: Respect for employees.
Cons: Traffic.

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Chicago:
"I wish I knew that the teacher can become envy of you ."
My advice is to do your job well. Always be alert around the children. Get alone with everyone. Don't take days off and be tardy. Work like you are the teacher. Give teacher her respect.

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Miami:
"Basically feels like being a slave."
Pros: Watching the children grow up and succeed.
Cons: Injuries, little pay,

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Newfane:
"You have to do it all!"
Be ready to do it all, especially if you are working with disabled students. From creating a repoire to understanding their 'stimming' behaviors and what makes them anxious our uncomfortable. From wiping noses to wiping behinds. Teaching socially acceptable behaviors and understanding their emotions. Patience is a virtue in this position! You need to be sensitive and caring and non-judgmental. You need to be able to get dirty and take care of their personal needs. You will have small successes that need celebrating, and days when you see no improvement at all.

Teaching Assistant (TA) in Lynnwood:
"It's great. My boss is wonderful, and I'm sure that helps."
Pros: The atmosphere. The students. My coworkers. Those of us who have been around more than a year have become sort of a family. I love it there. It's my favorite job. And there's a lot of flexibility for different scheduling every academic quarter.
Cons: I dislike that there's a limit to the number of hours I'm allowed to work (so the school doesn't have to provide benefits). It gets really stressful at the end of the quarter, or when we're understaffed because someone needed to take the day off.

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Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Experienced
▲3%

National Average
$25,000

▼5%

Mid-Career
▼7%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Oral / Verbal Communication
▲3%

National Average
$25,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
47%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 54%
dental benefits
Dental: 41%
vision benefits
Vision: 33%
no benefits
None: 43%