Average Instructional Aide Salary
$27,000 yearly
$13.38 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$22,000
10 %
$27,000
Median
$34,000
90 %
What Is The Average Instructional Aide Salary?
The average instructional aide salary is $27,829 per year, or $13.38 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $22,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $34,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Massachusetts, Alaska, California, and Vermont provide the highest instructional aide salaries.

Average Instructional Aide Salary By State

The darker areas on the map show where instructional aides earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Instructional Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$23,327
$11.21
Alaska
$33,381
$16.05
Arizona
$24,526
$11.79
Arkansas
$20,513
$9.86
California
$32,618
$15.68
Colorado
$26,234
$12.61
Connecticut
$26,531
$12.76
Delaware
$29,755
$14.31
District of Columbia
$35,581
$17.11
Florida
$21,085
$10.14
Georgia
$19,335
$9.30
Hawaii
$29,944
$14.40
Idaho
$20,077
$9.65
Illinois
$30,371
$14.60
Indiana
$23,078
$11.10
Iowa
$22,353
$10.75
Kansas
$21,214
$10.20
Kentucky
$24,448
$11.75
Louisiana
$23,518
$11.31
Maine
$35,675
$17.15
Maryland
$29,190
$14.03
Massachusetts
$34,336
$16.51
Michigan
$24,241
$11.65
Minnesota
$30,033
$14.44
Mississippi
$27,547
$13.24
Missouri
$26,139
$12.57
Montana
$22,229
$10.69
Nebraska
$24,159
$11.61
Nevada
$27,962
$13.44
New Hampshire
$27,326
$13.14
New Jersey
$24,209
$11.64
New Mexico
$20,381
$9.80
New York
$31,436
$15.11
North Carolina
$25,626
$12.32
North Dakota
$27,225
$13.09
Ohio
$29,749
$14.30
Oklahoma
$20,110
$9.67
Oregon
$28,848
$13.87
Pennsylvania
$27,130
$13.04
Rhode Island
$26,218
$12.60
South Carolina
$19,561
$9.40
South Dakota
$23,893
$11.49
Tennessee
$27,236
$13.09
Texas
$22,722
$10.92
Utah
$21,716
$10.44
Vermont
$31,575
$15.18
Virginia
$28,563
$13.73
Washington
$28,226
$13.57
West Virginia
$29,599
$14.23
Wisconsin
$27,218
$13.09
Wyoming
$26,172
$12.58

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Highest Paying Cities For Instructional Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
San Francisco, CA
$33,654
$16.18
Columbus, OH
$29,631
$14.25
Madison, WI
$27,131
$13.04
Tucson, AZ
$24,499
$11.78
Detroit, MI
$24,325
$11.69
Edinburg, TX
$23,464
$11.28

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Average Instructional Aide Salary Over Time

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $27,800
    $13.38
    +2.6%
    2020
    $27,100
    $13.03
    +3.2%
    2019
    $26,200
    $12.61
    +2.0%
    2018
    $25,700
    $12.35
    +1.9%
    2017
    $25,200
    $12.12
    +1.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Child Care Teacher

    Avg. salary: $26,653

    A child care teacher is responsible for educating young learners, observing their personal and social behaviors. They also prepare engaging and fun activities for the children, ensuring their safety and security. Child care teachers assist the children's daily activities and provide progress reports and updates to the children's parents for any concerns and support needed. They also maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of the facilities by adhering to the safety standards and protocols. A child care teacher must have excellent communication and organizational skills and implement learning methods that would fit the curriculum.
    103,340 Child Care Teacher Jobs
    Pre-K Teacher

    Avg. salary: $40,517

    Pre-K teachers play an essential role in the lives of young children ages three to five years old by developing and nurturing their interest in subjects appropriate for their age. They promote a creative learning environment and encourage social interactions among students while providing the fundamental educational foundation that will prepare them for a successful start to kindergarten. They are responsible for overseeing children during their mealtimes, reinforcing personal hygiene, and developing children's social skills. Pre-K teachers also plan curriculum and work with other school staff members.
    55,612 Pre-K Teacher Jobs
    Head Start Teacher

    Avg. salary: $30,390

    A head start teacher is responsible for organizing lectures and monitoring classroom operations for students with financial difficulties. Head start teachers have the same roles as regular teachers, such as preparing lesson plans, conducting assessments to test the students' knowledge, documenting their progress, and planning group activities to observe their personal and social behaviors. They also coordinate with the students' parents to share the child's difficulties and strategize methods to enhance capabilities. A head start teacher must have excellent communication skills, especially in attending to students for their needs and encouraging them to reach their maximum potentials.
    31,909 Head Start Teacher Jobs
    Para Educator

    Avg. salary: $29,711

    Paraeducators' primary role is to provide students with extra guidance and support outside or inside the classroom. They are also called paraprofessional educators or teaching assistants who are expected to support teachers. In small group activities, they take the lead permitting teachers to help their students in many ways. The necessary skills required include organization, intellectual curiosity, and being calm. They should also be creative, a team player, and knowledgeable. A bachelor's degree in education is also a necessity for this job.
    54,522 Para Educator Jobs
    Preschool Teacher

    Avg. salary: $32,608

    A project leader is in charge of managing and leading a team to reach project goals in adherence to schedules and budgets. Their responsibilities revolve around setting objectives and guidelines, assessing workforce performance, assisting staff in difficult areas, answering inquiries, and resolving issues to maintain an efficient workflow. A project leader must also produce progress reports and presentations, updating managers or supervisors as needed. Furthermore, as a project leader, it is essential to lead and encourage the team, all while implementing the company's policies and regulations.
    55,746 Preschool Teacher Jobs
    Aide

    Avg. salary: $28,743

    Aides are personal employees of their clients who commonly have health issues that render them unable to do certain tasks. They help out their clients with activities they may need assistance in. They may do personal errands such as grocery shopping, cleaning, and cooking. They also provide care for their clients by helping them bathe, dress, brush their teeth, and other personal hygiene activities. Aides also help their clients walk, sit, and eat if their clients' motor functions are compromised. Aides are expected to be patient, caring, and trustworthy.
    55,093 Aide Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Instructional Aides The Most?

    To earn a high income as an instructional aide, working for Santa Cruz Governmental Center or Harris County Department of Education might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Chino Valley and Georgia Bureau of Investigation report highly competitive wages for instructional aides.
    Company
    LogoRankCompanyAverage Instructional Aide SalaryInstructional Aide Salary Range
    1Santa Cruz Governmental Center
    4.4
    $35,103
    $23k
    $35k
    2Harris County Department of Education
    4.3
    $34,140
    $23k
    $35k
    3Chino Valley
    3.8
    $33,591
    $23k
    $35k
    4Georgia Bureau of Investigation
    4.7
    $31,674
    $23k
    $35k
    5Georgia Department of Economic Development
    3.7
    $31,200
    $23k
    $35k
    6Accelerated Schools
    3.6
    $29,979
    $23k
    $35k

    Recently Added Instructional Aide Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Instructional Aide, Electrical Lineworker, Hardee Campus
    Bowling Green, FL
    08/05/2021
    $26,526
    08/05/2021
    Castaic Union School District
    Substitute Instructional Aide
    Substitute Instructional Aide
    Santa Clarita, CA
    08/05/2021
    $33,705
    08/05/2021
    Newman-Crows Landing Unified
    Instructional Aide
    Instructional Aide
    Newman, CA
    08/05/2021
    $33,976
    08/05/2021
    Instructional Aide-Grant Funded
    Lincoln, CA
    08/04/2021
    $34,269
    08/04/2021
    Wiseburn School District
    Instructional Aide PE-
    Instructional Aide PE-
    El Segundo, CA
    08/04/2021
    $33,016
    08/04/2021
    Instructional Aide Child Development-(Substitute) #555S
    Pomona, CA
    08/04/2021
    $31,305
    08/04/2021
    Calaveras County Office of Education
    Instructional Aide-Special Education (242)
    Instructional Aide-Special Education (242)
    Angels, CA
    08/04/2021
    $31,305
    08/04/2021
    Winters Joint Unified
    Bilingual Instructional Aide)
    Bilingual Instructional Aide)
    Winters, CA
    08/04/2021
    $30,220
    08/04/2021
    Aromas/San Juan Unified
    Paraprofessional Instructional Aide, Preschool
    Paraprofessional Instructional Aide, Preschool
    San Juan Bautista, CA
    08/04/2021
    $33,225
    08/04/2021
    Weld Re-4 School District
    Extensive Needs Instructional Aide
    Extensive Needs Instructional Aide
    Windsor, CO
    08/04/2021
    $30,637
    08/04/2021

    Average Instructional Aide Salary by Demographic

    Instructional Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $31,246
    female-income
    Female Income
    $30,023
    Median Instructional Aide Income by Race
    Asian instructional aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White instructional aides have the lowest average salary at $29,981.
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    $29,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$30,745
    White$29,981
    Black or African American$30,434
    Asian$31,201
    Hispanic or Latino$30,813
    Average Instructional Aide Salary by Education Level
    Instructional aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $32,109 annually. With a Bachelors degree, instructional aides earn a median annual income of $30,766 compared to $30,069 for instructional aides with an Associate degree.
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    $30,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$30,023
    Master's Degree$32,109
    Bachelor's Degree$30,766
    Some College/ Associate Degree$30,069