Updated August 18, 2021
Average Teacher Aide Salary
$11.81 hourly
$24,000 yearly

Entry level Salary
$20,000 yearly
$20,000
10 %
$24,000
Median
$29,000
90 %
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PercentileascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly Rateascdesc
90th Percentile
$29,000
$2,417
$14
75th Percentile
$27,000
$2,250
$13
Average
$24,567
$2,047
$12
25th Percentile
$22,000
$1,833
$11
10th Percentile
$20,000
$1,667
$10

Average Teacher Aide Salary By State

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Teacher Aide average salary by State

StateascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdescJob Countascdesc
Alabama
$20,640
$9.92
Alaska
$30,122
$14.48
Arizona
$22,059
$10.61
Arkansas
$18,590
$8.94
California
$30,837
$14.83
Colorado
$26,472
$12.73
Connecticut
$24,579
$11.82
Delaware
$24,767
$11.91
District of Columbia
$29,561
$14.21
Florida
$21,535
$10.35
Georgia
$20,881
$10.04
Hawaii
$26,954
$12.96
Idaho
$20,153
$9.69
Illinois
$26,044
$12.52
Indiana
$18,643
$8.96
Iowa
$22,597
$10.86
Kansas
$20,138
$9.68
Kentucky
$24,944
$11.99
Louisiana
$20,742
$9.97
Maine
$33,030
$15.88
Maryland
$26,660
$12.82
Massachusetts
$30,905
$14.86
Michigan
$26,087
$12.54
Minnesota
$21,612
$10.39
Mississippi
$24,574
$11.81
Missouri
$21,369
$10.27
Montana
$22,527
$10.83
Nebraska
$26,234
$12.61
Nevada
$24,773
$11.91
New Hampshire
$25,274
$12.15
New Jersey
$25,161
$12.10
New Mexico
$21,767
$10.46
New York
$24,009
$11.54
North Carolina
$24,383
$11.72
North Dakota
$26,644
$12.81
Ohio
$19,257
$9.26
Oklahoma
$18,393
$8.84
Oregon
$24,570
$11.81
Pennsylvania
$22,779
$10.95
Rhode Island
$23,331
$11.22
South Carolina
$17,430
$8.38
South Dakota
$22,862
$10.99
Tennessee
$24,140
$11.61
Texas
$22,120
$10.63
Utah
$24,805
$11.93
Vermont
$29,040
$13.96
Virginia
$23,996
$11.54
Washington
$31,301
$15.05
West Virginia
$25,371
$12.20
Wisconsin
$24,569
$11.81
Wyoming
$25,933
$12.47

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Highest Paying Cities For Teacher Aide

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CityascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc
Oakland, CA
$31,761
$15.27
Frederick, MD
$26,671
$12.82
Greeley, CO
$26,584
$12.78
Kearny, NJ
$25,302
$12.16
New London, CT
$24,772
$11.91
Ithaca, NY
$24,198
$11.63

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How much does a Teacher Aide make?

The average teacher aide salary is $24,567 per year, or $11.81 per hour, in the United States. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $20,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $29,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Washington, Massachusetts, California, and Alaska provide the highest teacher aide salaries.

Average Teacher Aide Salary Over Time

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

Location
    YearascdescAvg. salaryascdescHourly rateascdesc% Changeascdesc
    2021
    $24,600
    $11.81
    +2.6%
    2020
    $23,900
    $11.50
    +3.2%
    2019
    $23,100
    $11.13
    +2.0%
    2018
    $22,700
    $10.90
    +1.9%
    2017
    $22,300
    $10.70
    +1.8%

    Average JOB Salary by Field

    Infant And Toddler Teacher

    Avg. salary: $28,415

    An infant and toddler teacher is a professional who aids in the cognitive and social development of preschool children by teaching them the most basic skills that focus on play-centered learning and creativity. Infant and toddler teachers must help children develop positive self-images and encourage them to explore their interests and develop social skills. They must plan and carry out a curriculum that teaches children basic skills such as color, shape, and letter recognition. Infant and toddler teachers must also meet the children's parents to discuss concerns.
    49,802 Infant And Toddler Teacher Jobs
    Substitute School Teacher

    Avg. salary: $29,815

    A substitute teacher is liable for providing learning instruction and managing classroom settings in the absence of the regular teacher. They are responsible for checking student attendance, explaining homework, and maintaining classroom cleanliness. They generally report to the principal at the school to which they are assigned. They plan and prepare lesson plans and teach students a variety of subjects, including English, science, and mathematics. Moreover, they ensure that the students are disciplined, and talk with parents and discuss the progress.
    57,090 Substitute School Teacher Jobs
    Early Childhood Teacher

    Avg. salary: $36,849

    An early childhood teacher specializes in handling and teaching young learners as they prepare for their formal schooling stage. Their responsibilities revolve around addressing and meeting the needs of students, organizing recreational activities for learning processes, and devising strategies to help the learners with their interpersonal and emotional growth. Furthermore, as an early childhood teacher, it is essential to monitor the children's progress and provide updates to their parents, all while maintaining a safe and healthy learning environment for everyone.
    50,781 Early Childhood Teacher Jobs
    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.
    104,037 Child Care 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.
    43,700 Head Start Teacher Jobs
    Substitute Teacher

    Avg. salary: $33,245

    Substitute teachers are responsible for filling in the role of regular teachers who will not be able to come to school. They may be engaged short-term or long-term, depending on the need. Substitute teachers should have a deep understanding of the topics that are related to the subject matter and are appropriate to the learning level of the student. They should be able to advance the lessons while the regular teacher is unavailable. At times, they are required to create their own lesson plans. Substitute teachers should have the skills of regular teachers. They should also be flexible and adaptable.
    50,889 Substitute Teacher Jobs
    Job TitleascdescAnnual SalaryascdescMonthly SalaryascdescHourly RateascdescJob Openingsascdesc
    Infant And Toddler Teacher
    $28,416
    $2,368
    $13.66
    49,802
    Substitute School Teacher
    $29,815
    $2,485
    $14.33
    57,090
    Early Childhood Teacher
    $36,850
    $3,071
    $17.72
    50,781
    Child Care Teacher
    $26,653
    $2,221
    $12.81
    104,037
    Head Start Teacher
    $30,390
    $2,533
    $14.61
    43,700
    Substitute Teacher
    $33,245
    $2,770
    $15.98
    50,889
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    Which Companies Pay Teacher Aides The Most?

    If you want to get paid the most as a teacher aide, being employed by a company such as Rochambeau, The French International School or Fairview Health Services would be a smart choice, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. Additionally, companies like San Diego Community College District and E! Entertainment Television also report highly competitive salaries for teacher aides.
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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
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    $26,088
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    08/20/2021
    $31,305
    08/20/2021

    Average Teacher Aide Salary by Demographic

    Teacher Aide Gender Pay Gap

    male-income
    Male Income
    $24,894
    female-income
    Female Income
    $23,851
    Genderascdesc
    Incomeascdesc
    Male$24,894
    Female$23,851
    Median Teacher Aide Income by Race
    Asian teacher aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White teacher aides have the lowest average salary at $23,815.
    $25,000
    $20,000
    $15,000
    $10,000
    $5,000
    $0
    White
    Black or African American
    Asian
    Hispanic or Latino
    Ethnicityascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    White$23,815
    Black or African American$24,202
    Asian$24,855
    Hispanic or Latino$24,524
    Average Teacher Aide Salary by Education Level
    Teacher aides with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $25,631 annually. With a Bachelors degree, teacher aides earn a median annual income of $24,485 compared to $23,890 for teacher aides with an Associate degree.
    $30,000
    $24,000
    $18,000
    $12,000
    $6,000
    $0
    High School Diploma or Less
    Master's Degree
    Bachelor's Degree
    Some College/ Associate Degree
    Educationascdesc
    Salaryascdesc
    High School Diploma or Less$23,851
    Master's Degree$25,631
    Bachelor's Degree$24,485
    Some College/ Associate Degree$23,890