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How Much Does a Teaching Assistant Earn In The United States?

Teaching Assistant Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$32,000
$20,000
$32,000
$52,000
Teaching assistants in the United States make an average salary of $32,681 per year or $15.71 per hour. 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 $52,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Maine, Idaho, Massachusetts, Ohio, and Arizona provide the highest teaching assistant salaries.
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Where Teaching Assistants Earn The Most

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

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How Much Do Teaching Assistants Earn In Different Cities?

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maine, Idaho and Massachusetts, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for teaching assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Arkansas, Florida, and Tennessee.
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1. Cambridge, MA
$40,421
Avg. Salary
$18k
$53k
2. Hamilton, OH
$38,032
Avg. Salary
$18k
$53k
$37,352
Avg. Salary
$18k
$53k
$36,898
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$18k
$53k
$35,842
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$18k
$53k
$35,491
Avg. Salary
$18k
$53k

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Which Companies Pay Teaching Assistants The Most?

To earn a high income as a teaching assistant, working for COCC or Chapin Hall Center For Children might be your best bet, as they are the highest paying companies in this field. In addition, companies like Research Foundation of The City University of New York and Dartmouth College report highly competitive wages for teaching assistants.
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Teaching Assistant Salary History

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    Recently Added Teaching Assistant Salaries

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    Democracy Prep Public Schools
    Democracy Prep Public Schools
    Bilingual Teaching Assistant (Immediate)
    Bilingual Teaching Assistant (Immediate)
    Bilingual Teaching Assistant (Immediate)
    Camden, NJ
    Camden, NJ
    03/31/2021
    03/31/2021
    $35,000
    $35,000
    03/31/2021
    Teaching Assistant 1-Classroom
    Teaching Assistant 1-Classroom
    Saint Paul, MN
    Saint Paul, MN
    03/30/2021
    03/30/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    03/30/2021
    Teaching Assistant
    Teaching Assistant
    Minneapolis, MN
    Minneapolis, MN
    03/29/2021
    03/29/2021
    $41,531
    $41,531
    03/29/2021
    Learning Together Inc.
    Learning Together Inc.
    Substitute Teaching Assistant
    Substitute Teaching Assistant
    Substitute Teaching Assistant
    Montgomery, NY
    Montgomery, NY
    03/28/2021
    03/28/2021
    $22,174
    $22,174
    03/28/2021
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Teachers College, Columbia University
    Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (Work Study Position for Summer 2021)
    Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (Work Study Position for Summer 2021)
    Early Childhood Teaching Assistant (Work Study Position for Summer 2021)
    New York, NY
    New York, NY
    03/27/2021
    03/27/2021
    $31,305
    $31,305
    03/27/2021
    Kids On The Move
    Kids On The Move
    Substitute Teaching Assistant for Early Head Start
    Substitute Teaching Assistant for Early Head Start
    Substitute Teaching Assistant for Early Head Start
    Ogden, UT
    Ogden, UT
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $22,957
    $22,957
    03/25/2021
    St. Louis Community College
    St. Louis Community College
    Co-Teaching Assistant Accelerated IT Employment Program (Aitep)
    Co-Teaching Assistant Accelerated IT Employment Program (Aitep)
    Co-Teaching Assistant Accelerated IT Employment Program (Aitep)
    Saint Louis, MO
    Saint Louis, MO
    03/25/2021
    03/25/2021
    $47,396
    $47,396
    03/25/2021
    Teaching Assistant
    Teaching Assistant
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore, MD
    03/24/2021
    03/24/2021
    $37,566
    $37,566
    03/24/2021
    Teaching Assistant-Scottsville Elementary School Year
    Teaching Assistant-Scottsville Elementary School Year
    Enon, VA
    Enon, VA
    03/17/2021
    03/17/2021
    $23,061
    $23,061
    03/17/2021
    Dcsdk12
    Dcsdk12
    Academic Teaching Assistant-Elementary (Apply Directly To Parker Performing Arts. DO NOT Apply ONL
    Academic Teaching Assistant-Elementary (Apply Directly To Parker Performing Arts. DO NOT Apply ONL
    Academic Teaching Assistant-Elementary (Apply Directly To Parker Performing Arts. DO NOT Apply ONL
    Castle Rock, CO
    Castle Rock, CO
    03/12/2021
    03/12/2021
    $25,712
    $25,712
    03/12/2021