Teacher Assistant Salary in the US

$24,200
per year
per hour
$11.80
per hour
per year
Bonus
$340/year

Teacher Assistant - Average Salary

The average salary for a Teacher Assistant is $24,200 per year ($11.80 per hour), which is $29,290 (-55%) lower than the average salary in the United States.
A Teacher Assistant can expect an average starting salary of $15,900. The highest salaries can exceed $38,580.
$15,900
Low
$24,200
Average salary
$38,580
High
$9.10
Low
$11.80
Average salary
$16.40
High
Total pay includes salary and bonus.
$0
$20,000
$39,980
Salary$15,900 - 38,580
Bonus$0 - 1,400
Total Pay$15,900 - 39,980
$9.10
$3.70
$16.40
Salary$9.10 - 16.40
Total Pay$9.10 - 16.40

Teacher Assistant Salary Range

Low
$15,900
Average salary
$24,200
Experienced
$30,200
High
$38,580
Low
$9.10
Average salary
$11.80
Experienced
$14.10
High
$16.40
Among Teacher Assistants in the U.S., Kindergarten Teacher Assistants and Preschool Assistant Teachers tend to have the lowest salaries, while Special Education Teacher Assistants and Montessori Teacher Assistants enjoy the highest salaries.

Teacher Assistant - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Montessori Teacher Assistant$28K/year
+16% 
Special Education Teacher Assistant$27K/year
+10% 
Daycare Teacher Assistant$25K/year
+5% 
Pre-K Teacher Assistant$22K/year
 -8%
Kindercare Assistant Teacher$22K/year
 -9%
Kindergarten Teacher Assistant$22K/year
 -9%
Preschool Assistant Teacher$21K/year
 -12%

Teacher Assistant - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Teacher Assistant with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $10.70 per hour. A mid career Teacher Assistant with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $10.90, while an experienced Teacher Assistant with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $13. Teacher Assistants with more than 20 years of experience earn $13.30 per hour on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of a Teacher Assistant

Late Career▲ +13%
Experienced▲ +10%
Average Salary$11.80/hour
Mid Career▼ -8%
Entry Level▼ -9%

Gender Breakdown

Female
94%
Male
6%

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Teacher Assistant - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Teacher Assistant jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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