Average Instructional Assistant Salary
$31,000 yearly
$15.12 hourly
Updated August 18, 2021
$22,000
10 %
$31,000
Median
$44,000
90 %
What Is The Average Instructional Assistant Salary?
The average instructional assistant salary is $31,447 per year, or $15.12 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 $44,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, and New Jersey provide the highest instructional assistant salaries.
PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$44,000
$3,667
$21
75th Percentile
$37,000
$3,083
$18
Average
$31,447
$2,621
$15
25th Percentile
$26,000
$2,167
$13
10th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11

Average Instructional Assistant Salary By State

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

Average Salary

Instructional Assistant average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Alabama
$24,492
$11.78
Alaska
$36,678
$17.63
Arizona
$25,420
$12.22
Arkansas
$21,846
$10.50
California
$35,783
$17.20
Colorado
$26,934
$12.95
Connecticut
$34,926
$16.79
Delaware
$36,089
$17.35
District of Columbia
$41,593
$20.00
Florida
$22,345
$10.74
Georgia
$20,180
$9.70
Hawaii
$31,199
$15.00
Idaho
$21,964
$10.56
Illinois
$33,788
$16.24
Indiana
$25,413
$12.22
Iowa
$27,055
$13.01
Kansas
$23,566
$11.33
Kentucky
$26,198
$12.60
Louisiana
$25,208
$12.12
Maine
$46,460
$22.34
Maryland
$34,533
$16.60
Massachusetts
$46,321
$22.27
Michigan
$33,766
$16.23
Minnesota
$31,691
$15.24
Mississippi
$29,235
$14.06
Missouri
$26,199
$12.60
Montana
$23,656
$11.37
Nebraska
$26,291
$12.64
Nevada
$30,871
$14.84
New Hampshire
$37,275
$17.92
New Jersey
$37,543
$18.05
New Mexico
$26,153
$12.57
New York
$40,194
$19.32
North Carolina
$31,166
$14.98
North Dakota
$31,546
$15.17
Ohio
$25,479
$12.25
Oklahoma
$21,675
$10.42
Oregon
$37,307
$17.94
Pennsylvania
$34,697
$16.68
Rhode Island
$35,293
$16.97
South Carolina
$20,627
$9.92
South Dakota
$26,536
$12.76
Tennessee
$28,714
$13.80
Texas
$26,568
$12.77
Utah
$23,518
$11.31
Vermont
$40,656
$19.55
Virginia
$32,540
$15.64
Washington
$36,377
$17.49
West Virginia
$33,153
$15.94
Wisconsin
$32,413
$15.58
Wyoming
$28,323
$13.62

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Highest Paying Cities For Instructional Assistant

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
New York, NY
$40,256
$19.35
Santa Rosa, CA
$37,548
$18.05
Tacoma, WA
$37,341
$17.95
Bend, OR
$36,751
$17.67
Frederick, MD
$34,262
$16.47
Chicago, IL
$33,953
$16.32

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Average Instructional Assistant Salary Over Time

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Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $31,400
    $15.12
    +2.6%
    2020
    $30,600
    $14.72
    +3.2%
    2019
    $29,600
    $14.24
    +2.0%
    2018
    $29,000
    $13.96
    +1.9%
    2017
    $28,500
    $13.69
    +1.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Teacher Internship

    Avg. salary: $50,505

    Teaching interns are individuals who assist teachers and educators in the classroom. The interns are instructed to fulfill the tasks set out and provided by the supervisors for them. They take part in meetings and jot down their minutes. It is part of their job to conduct research at the request of the supervisor. They make updates to social media platforms and make posts. Also, they create images to be used in posts through different social media platforms.
    107,127 Teacher Internship Jobs
    Education Paraprofessional

    Avg. salary: $29,232

    An education paraprofessional's role is to carry out support tasks for a teacher in a school setting. They are responsible for creating learning materials such as visual aids and presentations, participating in devising lesson plans and assessment methods, grading and evaluating student performances, and even maintaining order in the classroom. There are also instances where they must assist students who are having difficulties catching up with the lessons. Furthermore, an education paraprofessional may also teach under the supervision of a more experienced educator.
    29,295 Education Paraprofessional Jobs
    Instructional Designer Internship

    Avg. salary: $45,138

    The instructional designer intern focuses on resolving the skill gaps seen between employees of a company or a department. This type of designer formulates instructional materials to help improve the target audience's skills and enhance qualifications relevant to their position, nature of work, or career. An intern in this position works primarily under the head designer's supervision and mostly works on administrative and clerical duties, including editing tasks, especially for creating tutorial videos and materials.
    98,640 Instructional Designer Internship Jobs
    Instructional Aide

    Avg. salary: $27,829

    An instructional aide focuses on performing support-related tasks for a teacher or faculty member. They are primarily responsible for helping teachers maintain a safe and healthy learning environment, recording attendance, creating visual aids or presentations, participating in the preparation of lesson plans and tests, and assisting students who are having difficulties in a particular task or lesson. An instructional aide may also take part in counseling and supervising students' behavior during class activities, all while adhering to the school's policies and regulations.
    52,773 Instructional Aide Jobs

    Which Companies Pay Instructional Assistants The Most?

    To earn a high income as an instructional assistant, working for Fountain Valley or Oak Grove School might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like COCC and Catholic Charities USA report highly competitive wages for instructional assistants.
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    Recently Added Instructional Assistant Salaries

    Location
    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Bensalem TWP School District
    Bilingual Secretary and Instructional Assistant Openings
    Bilingual Secretary and Instructional Assistant Openings
    Croydon, PA
    08/31/2021
    $37,796
    08/31/2021
    Flagstaff Unified School District
    Instructional Assistant-Film, TV & Graphics SY
    Instructional Assistant-Film, TV & Graphics SY
    Flagstaff, AZ
    08/29/2021
    $32,035
    08/29/2021
    Culver City Unified
    Instructional Assistant-Adult School
    Instructional Assistant-Adult School
    Culver City, CA
    08/28/2021
    $40,342
    08/28/2021
    Idaho Division of Human Resources
    Instruction Assistant, Adult Education-College of Technology (2646)
    Instruction Assistant, Adult Education-College of Technology (2646)
    Pocatello, ID
    08/28/2021
    $25,399
    08/28/2021
    Campbell Union School District
    Instructional Assistant-CDC (S Per Day/Flc
    Instructional Assistant-CDC (S Per Day/Flc
    Campbell, CA
    08/28/2021
    $35,832
    08/28/2021
    Saga Education
    Instructional Assistant
    Instructional Assistant
    Charleston, SC
    08/28/2021
    $29,218
    08/28/2021
    Florida Department of Transportation
    Instructional Assistant I
    Instructional Assistant I
    Saint Augustine, FL
    08/27/2021
    $20,280
    08/27/2021
    State of Florida
    Instructional Assistant I
    Instructional Assistant I
    Saint Augustine, FL
    08/27/2021
    $20,280
    08/27/2021
    Salem-Keizer School District
    Instructional Assistant-Ctec
    Instructional Assistant-Ctec
    Salem, OR
    08/27/2021
    $32,202
    08/27/2021
    River Springs Charter School
    Substitute Instructional Assistants-Throughout Riverside County
    Substitute Instructional Assistants-Throughout Riverside County
    Temecula, CA
    08/27/2021
    $29,281
    08/27/2021

    Average Instructional Assistant Salary by Demographic

    Instructional Assistant Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $34,543
    female-income
    Female Income
    $31,756
    Median Instructional Assistant Income by Race
    Asian instructional assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White instructional assistants have the lowest average salary at $31,670.
    $35,000
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    Unknown
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    Unknown$33,394
    White$31,670
    Black or African American$32,688
    Asian$34,446
    Hispanic or Latino$33,549
    Average Instructional Assistant Salary by Education Level
    Instructional assistants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $36,582 annually. With a Bachelors degree, instructional assistants earn a median annual income of $33,435 compared to $31,858 for instructional assistants with an Associate degree.
    $37,000
    $36,000
    $35,000
    $34,000
    $33,000
    $32,000
    $31,000
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$31,756
    Master's Degree$36,582
    Bachelor's Degree$33,435
    Some College/ Associate Degree$31,858