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Working As a Teaching Assistant

  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • $47,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Teaching Assistant Do

A Teaching Assistant supports learning activities in schools and nurseries. They are involved in various activities, such as preparing the classroom for lessons, setting up art equipment, and preparing computers.

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Average Length of Employment
Adjunct Lecturer 3.1 years
Teaching Associate 2.2 years
Teaching Assistant 2.0 years
Student Instructor 1.7 years
Teaching Fellow 1.6 years
Math Tutor 1.6 years
Academic Tutor 1.6 years
Peer Tutor 1.4 years
Learning Assistant 1.3 years
Course Assistant 1.0 years
Top Careers Before Teaching Assistant
Internship 19.5%
Volunteer 6.9%
Tutor 5.1%
Cashier 3.9%
Teacher 3.5%
Instructor 3.3%
Researcher 3.2%
Assistant 2.8%
Server 2.0%
President 1.8%
Top Careers After Teaching Assistant
Internship 12.2%
Instructor 6.4%
Volunteer 5.3%
Teacher 4.9%
Tutor 4.3%
Cashier 2.6%
Researcher 2.4%
Lecturer 2.2%
Consultant 2.2%
Assistant 2.2%

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Average Yearly Salary
$47,000
Show Salaries
$32,000
Min 10%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$47,000
Median 50%
$69,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
UnitedHealth Group
Highest Paying City
Jersey City, NJ
Highest Paying State
Idaho
Avg Experience Level
1.5 years
How much does a Teaching Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Teaching Assistant in the United States is $47,922 per year or $23 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $32,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $69,000.

Real Teaching Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Jan 10, 2016 $125,408
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Nov 22, 2010 $96,002
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Jersey City, NJ May 14, 2010 $96,002
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Dec 14, 2009 $96,002
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago New York, NY Mar 26, 2012 $96,002
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Mar 26, 2012 $96,002
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Jersey City, NJ Nov 22, 2010 $96,002
Teaching Assistant Hash Map Labs, Inc. San Francisco, CA May 13, 2013 $80,000
Financial Mathematics Teaching Assistant The University of Chicago Chicago, IL Oct 01, 2012 $62,610
Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Aug 01, 2011 $59,417
Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Sep 01, 2009 $54,345
Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Jun 01, 2015 $51,300
Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Aug 01, 2014 $51,300
Teaching Assistant Harvard University Cambridge, MA Sep 01, 2009 $47,563
Post Production Teaching Assistant New York Film Academy Ltd. Burbank, CA Jul 11, 2016 $46,800
Japanese Teaching Assistant Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA Aug 01, 2011 $45,935
French Teaching Assistant Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA Aug 01, 2011 $45,935
Post Production Teaching Assistant New York Film Academy Ltd. Burbank, CA Feb 03, 2016 $41,740
Post Production Teaching Assistant New York Film Academy Ltd. Burbank, CA Mar 31, 2016 $41,740
French Teaching Assistant Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA Aug 01, 2010 $38,443
Teaching Assistant/Instructor Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI Mar 05, 2011 $36,773
Teaching Assistant South Campus Therapeutic Day School Palatine, IL Sep 14, 2011 $35,479
Spanish Teaching Assistant Gettysburg College Gettysburg, PA Aug 27, 2012 $35,249
Teaching Assistant Saginaw Cooperative Hospitals, Inc. Saginaw, MI Aug 30, 2010 $35,124
Teaching Assistant/Audio Visual Photomanhattan, Inc. New York, NY Jan 03, 2016 $31,827 -
$54,784
Teaching Assistant New York Film Academy Ltd. Burbank, CA May 01, 2014 $31,305
Teaching Assistant (Biomedical Engineering) Medisend International Dallas, TX Aug 10, 2015 $30,667 -
$35,000

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Top Skills for A Teaching Assistant

  1. Lab Equipment
  2. Undergraduate Courses
  3. Office Hours
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Ordered lab equipment, confirmed the orders, monitored equipment and assisted approximately thirty students with various engineering projects.
  • Graduate courses: Introduction to Data Analysis Undergraduate courses: Quantitative Research Methods; Introduction to Comparative Politics; Environmental Public Policy
  • Advised students on writing progress through mandatory bi-weekly individual conferences and held regular office hours.
  • Assisted teacher in organizing classroom materials Helped to plan in-class activities Facilitated class discussion Took class attendance
  • Assisted in teaching 24 kindergarten students, integrating technology into the lesson plans, incorporating cooperative learning, literature into the curriculum

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Top 10 Best States for Teaching Assistants

  1. New Jersey
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Kansas
  4. Iowa
  5. Indiana
  6. Idaho
  7. Connecticut
  8. Maine
  9. Wisconsin
  10. Arizona
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Teaching Assistant Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 145,047 Teaching Assistant resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Teaching Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

47.7%

Male

36.2%

Unknown

16.1%
Ethnicity

White

52.6%

Asian

20.4%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Black or African American

9.5%

Unknown

4.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

32.7%

French

12.9%

Chinese

12.1%

Mandarin

9.5%

German

5.3%

Japanese

3.8%

Arabic

3.2%

Italian

3.1%

Korean

3.0%

Russian

2.6%

Cantonese

2.4%

Portuguese

2.2%

Hindi

2.1%

Vietnamese

0.9%

Urdu

0.8%

Hebrew

0.8%

Greek

0.7%

Turkish

0.7%

Bengali

0.5%

Polish

0.5%
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Teaching Assistant Education

Schools

Purdue University

6.8%

Pennsylvania State University

6.7%

University of Texas at Austin

6.7%

University of Florida

6.1%

Brigham Young University

5.7%

Arizona State University

5.5%

Michigan State University

5.4%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

5.3%

University of Houston

4.8%

Texas A&M University

4.7%

New York University

4.7%

University of Washington

4.5%

Iowa State University

4.5%

Cornell University

4.4%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.3%

University of Pittsburgh -

4.1%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.1%

University of Southern California

4.0%

Florida State University

3.9%

State University of New York Buffalo

3.8%
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Majors

Psychology

9.6%

Computer Science

8.5%

Biology

8.4%

Chemistry

7.9%

Mechanical Engineering

7.5%

Business

6.3%

Electrical Engineering

5.8%

English

4.4%

Mathematics

4.0%

Physics

3.9%

Computer Engineering

3.7%

Fine Arts

3.6%

Communication

3.6%

Education

3.5%

Geology

3.4%

Economics

3.3%

Elementary Education

3.3%

Chemical Engineering

3.2%

Biochemistry, Biophysics, Molecular Biology

3.2%

Statistics

3.1%
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Degrees

Masters

35.9%

Bachelors

34.3%

Doctorate

15.9%

Other

9.4%

Associate

2.3%

Certificate

1.8%

Diploma

0.3%

License

0.1%
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