Teacher's assistants are about average in terms of happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, teacher's assistants rate their career happiness 3.3 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 43% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy teacher's assistants are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Principal
3.5
$92k
Health educator
3.5
$53k
Physical education teacher
3.5
$63k
School counselor
3.5
$55k
Graduate teaching assistant
3.4
$33k
Teacher assistant
3.3
$24k
Nanny
3.3
$29k
Childcare program administrator
3.2
$47k
Education administrator
3.2
$48k
Childcare worker
3.2
$22k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are teacher's assistants happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do teacher's assistants find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as teacher's assistants?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are teacher assistant’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are teacher's assistants making the best use of their abilities?

Are teacher's assistants happy with their salary?