Career Attributes

  • $22,950
  • 1,308,100
  • 3.4
  • 8.4%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Psychology
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How much does a Teacher Assistant make in the United States?

Average Teacher Assistant Yearly Salary in the United States

Teacher's Assistants earn an average yearly salary of $22,950. Salaries typically start from $11,124 and go up to $32,130.

Average Teacher Assistant Hourly Wage in the United States

Teacher's Assistants earn an average hourly wage of $11.03. Hourly wages typically start from $5.35 and go up to $15.45.

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

These numbers may vary depending on several factors, like level of education, amount of experience, industry, company size and location.

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Employment Type Mix

41%
Full-Time
59%
Part-Time

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Salary Satisfaction

2.7
SCORE
2630
RATINGS
Teacher's Assistants average a score of 2.7 out of 5 on our salary satisfaction scale. This places Teacher's Assistants in the 19th percentile of salary satisfaction.

Source: CareerExplorer user data. View more Teacher Assistant satisfaction

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Teacher Assistant Earnings by Seniority

Top End Teacher Assistant Earnings

The highest earning Teacher's Assistants in the United States earn:

$15.45
an hour
$32,129.8
per year
Senior Teacher Assistant Earnings

Senior Teacher's Assistants in the United States earn:

$13.05
an hour
$27,142.6
per year
Experienced Teacher Assistant Earnings

Experienced Teacher's Assistants in the United States earn:

$10.14
an hour
$21,087.7
per year
Junior Teacher Assistant Earnings

Junior Teacher's Assistants in the United States earn:

$8.04
an hour
$16,715.5
per year
Starting Teacher Assistant Earnings

Starting Teacher's Assistants in the United States earn:

$5.35
an hour
$11,124.4
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Teacher Assistant Salary Comparison

Teacher's Assistants earn more than 12% percent of similar careers in the United States.

Art Teacher Salary $37k
Clergy Salary $37k
Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary $31k
Nanny Salary $26k
Preschool Teacher Salary $23k
Teacher Assistant Salary $22k
Library Assistant Salary $22k
Childcare Worker Salary $21k
Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)

Teacher Assistant salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Teacher Assistant Salary in California $12.83 $26,694.9 # 1
Teacher Assistant Salary in New York $11.98 $24,920.7 # 2
Teacher Assistant Salary in Virginia $11.88 $24,706.3 # 3
Teacher Assistant Salary in Maryland $11.70 $24,338 # 4
Teacher Assistant Salary in Minnesota $11.64 $24,216.9 # 5
Teacher Assistant Salary in Illinois $11.25 $23,403.8 # 6
Teacher Assistant Salary in Washington $11.17 $23,239.2 # 7
Teacher Assistant Salary in Texas $11.16 $23,216.3 # 8
Teacher Assistant Salary in United States $11.03 $22,950.2 # 9
Teacher Assistant Salary in New Jersey $10.99 $22,853 # 10
Teacher Assistant Salary in Wisconsin $10.96 $22,788.3 # 11
Teacher Assistant Salary in Ohio $10.90 $22,681.3 # 12
Teacher Assistant Salary in Massachusetts $10.61 $22,078.2 # 13
Teacher Assistant Salary in Oregon $10.46 $21,761.5 # 14
Teacher Assistant Salary in Georgia $10.37 $21,579.3 # 15
Teacher Assistant Salary in Pennsylvania $10.30 $21,426.3 # 16
Teacher Assistant Salary in Florida $10.23 $21,280 # 17
Teacher Assistant Salary in Indiana $10.06 $20,935 # 18
Teacher Assistant Salary in Utah $9.82 $20,427.7 # 19
Teacher Assistant Salary in Arizona $9.47 $19,691.4 # 20
Teacher Assistant Salary in North Carolina $9.14 $19,012.8 # 21
Teacher Assistant Salary in Michigan $7.47 $15,547.5 # 22

Career Attributes

  • $22,950
  • 1,308,100
  • 3.4
  • 8.4%
  • Certificate or Associate's degree
  • Psychology
More Attributes