Teacher Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$26,000
$11,000
Min 10%
$26,000
Median 50%
$62,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Monterey, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
1.9 years
How much does a teacher assistant make?
The national average salary for a Teacher Assistant in the U.S. is $26,282 annually or $12.64 hourly. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $62,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $11,000 per year. Most Teacher Assistant jobs are in Non Profits companies and Health Care companies. States with the highest Teacher Assistant salaries include California, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, and Massachusetts. The typical tenure for a Teacher Assistant is 1.9 years.

Average Teacher Assistant Salary By Location

Teacher Assistants in the United States of America make on average $26,282 a year or $12.64 per hour. Working in Monterey, CA as a Teacher Assistant will pay you the highest wages at around $45,460 per year. The average entry-level salary in Monterey, CA is $18,000. California, Alaska, Nevada, Arizona, and Massachusetts are the states with the highest payscale for Teacher Assistants. On the other hand, Florida, Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, and Tennessee report the lowest wages for Teacher Assistants.

Map of Teacher Assistant Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Teacher Assistant Salary By Company

Teacher Assistant jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Non Profits companies and Health Care companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Dallas Independent School District and Fort Worth Independent School District are the best paying companies for Teacher Assistants. In addition, companies like Plainfield Schools and Southeast Alabama Medical Center report highly competitive salaries for Teacher Assistants.

Average Teacher Assistant Pay By Industry

Wages for Teacher Assistants can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Education companies, Non Profits companies, and Hospitality companies tend to have the highest salaries for Teacher Assistants. Education companies pay their Teacher Assistants the highest wages, averaging $27,094 per year. Non Profits companies and Hospitality companies pay well too, at $26,189 and $25,850, respectively. At $21,612, the average salary for Teacher Assistants in the Telecommunication industry is lower than other industries.
Industry
Average Salary
Education
Education
$27,094
$27k
Non Profits
Non Profits
$26,189
$26k
Hospitality
Hospitality
$25,850
$26k
Professional
Professional
$24,599
$25k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$21,612
$22k

Teacher Assistant Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Teacher Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Austin Independent School District
Teacher Assistant-PK4 (Montessori School Year) (3 Positions)
04/29/2020
$29,969
Edmond Public Schools
Teacher Assistant I K-5Th Grade-John Ross Elementary School
04/28/2020
$23,312
Tucson Unified School District
EX ED Teacher Assistant (Effective School Year)
04/26/2020
$25,044
Think Together-San Bernardino County
Early Learning Teacher Assistant
04/26/2020
$33,392
E Center
Teacher Assistant II @ Woodland Center
04/21/2020
$28,634
Illinois Action for Children
Teacher Assistant (2)
03/25/2020
$36,147
Tucson Unified School District
EX ED Teacher Assistant (Effective School Year)
03/25/2020
$25,044
Boys .and. Girls Club of Lewistown
Work Experience-Teacher Assistant
03/11/2020
$18,783
Edmond Public Schools
Teacher Assistant I Pre K-Washington Irving Elementary School
03/11/2020
$23,312
Childcare Careers
Early Education Teachers and Assistants
03/10/2020
$27,131
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