Instructional Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$30,000
$23,000
$30,000
$38,000
The average Instructional Assistant makes about $30,588 per year. That's $14.71 per hour! Those in the lower 10%, such as entry-level positions, only make about $24,000 a year. Meanwhile, the top 10% are sitting pretty with an average salary of $38,000. Many of Instructional Assistants seem to be drawn to Education and Non Profits companies. Unless they care more about money, in which case Instructional Assistants tend to work at Government, Manufacturing, and Education companies. Even the employees who work in these industries can confirm that's where the money is. Although money is important, a lot of people base their career decisions solely on location. That's why we found that Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York pay Instructional Assistants the highest salaries.
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Map of Instructional Assistant Salaries

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

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Average Instructional Assistant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Rhode Island, Connecticut and New York, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for Instructional Assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are New Mexico, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.

Average Instructional Assistant Salary By Company

To earn a high income as an Instructional Assistant, working for Rush University Medical Center or Mount Sinai Health System might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Massachusetts General Physicians .. and University of Florida report highly competitive salaries for Instructional Assistants.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Average Instructional Assistant Pay By Industry

As we previously stated, Instructional Assistant salaries can vary depending on the industry. In fact, our data shows that Government, Manufacturing, and Education companies tend to offer much higher salaries for Instructional Assistants. For example, Instructional Assistants make a whopping average salary of $35,595 while working for Government companies. Meanwhile, other people in this field are making $31,649 at Manufacturing companies and $30,241 at Education companies. But Instructional Assistants may want to avoid working in the Hospitality industry as it offers the lowest average salary at $26,306.
Industry
Average Salary
Government
Government
$35,595
$36k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$31,649
$32k
Education
Education
$30,241
$30k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$30,170
$30k
Utilities
Utilities
$28,747
$29k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$26,306
$26k

Instructional Assistant Salary History

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

Recently Added Instructional Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Maryville Elementary-MSD Instructional Assistants (2)
Maryville Elementary-MSD Instructional Assistants (2)
06/27/2020
06/27/2020
$27,694
$27,694
06/27/2020
Instructional Design Assistant
Instructional Design Assistant
06/26/2020
06/26/2020
$45,914
$45,914
06/26/2020
Region VII Education Service Center
Region VII Education Service Center
Head Start Instructional Assistant
Head Start Instructional Assistant
Head Start Instructional Assistant
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$21,976
$21,976
06/25/2020
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Idaho Division of Human Resources
Instruction Assistant, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program (3591)
Instruction Assistant, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program (3591)
Instruction Assistant, Automotive Collision Repair and Refinishing Program (3591)
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$24,835
$24,835
06/25/2020
Phoenix Union High School District
Phoenix Union High School District
SY-Instructional Assistant/Ess (Cc#36278)
SY-Instructional Assistant/Ess (Cc#36278)
SY-Instructional Assistant/Ess (Cc#36278)
06/24/2020
06/24/2020
$30,241
$30,241
06/24/2020
Dcsdk12
Dcsdk12
Instructional Assistant-Elementary School Garden Educator
Instructional Assistant-Elementary School Garden Educator
Instructional Assistant-Elementary School Garden Educator
06/23/2020
06/23/2020
$25,566
$25,566
06/23/2020
Richland School District 2
Richland School District 2
Instructional Assistant-6Th Grade Math Interventionist (Limited To The SY)
Instructional Assistant-6Th Grade Math Interventionist (Limited To The SY)
Instructional Assistant-6Th Grade Math Interventionist (Limited To The SY)
06/22/2020
06/22/2020
$28,550
$28,550
06/22/2020
Instructional Assistant-Art (Temporary)
Instructional Assistant-Art (Temporary)
06/21/2020
06/21/2020
$33,392
$33,392
06/21/2020
SY Instructional Assistant (Elmes)
SY Instructional Assistant (Elmes)
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/19/2020
Wentzville R-IV School District
Wentzville R-IV School District
Instructional Assistant (Building)
Instructional Assistant (Building)
Instructional Assistant (Building)
06/18/2020
06/18/2020
$31,075
$31,075
06/18/2020