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Teaching assistant salary in United States

How much does a Teaching Assistant make in the United States?

Average base salary

Average $15.47
Low $10.94
High $21.87
Non-cash benefit
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The average salary for a teaching assistant is $15.47 per hour in the United States. 18.7k salaries reported, updated at September 29, 2023

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Salaries by years of experience in the United States

Years of experiencePer hour
Less than 1 year
1 to 2 years
3 to 5 years
6 to 9 years
More than 10 years
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Top companies for Teaching Assistants in United States

  1. HeyTutor
    286 reviews486 salaries reported
    $22.01per hour
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Highest paying cities for Teaching Assistants near United States

  1. San Diego, CA
    $21.02 per hour
    100 salaries reported
  2. Los Angeles, CA
    $19.55 per hour
    348 salaries reported
  3. Brooklyn, NY
    $19.42 per hour
    155 salaries reported
  1. New York, NY
    $18.76 per hour
    130 salaries reported
  2. Chicago, IL
    $18.38 per hour
    165 salaries reported
  3. Bronx, NY
    $17.83 per hour
    104 salaries reported
  1. Austin, TX
    $15.70 per hour
    136 salaries reported
  2. Rochester, NY
    $15.57 per hour
    93 salaries reported
  3. San Antonio, TX
    $13.78 per hour
    72 salaries reported
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Where can a Teaching Assistant earn more?

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Best-paid skills and qualifications for Teaching Assistants

Most recommended license

Teaching Certification

(earn +17.46% more)

The jobs requiring this license have increase by 6.03% since 2018. Teaching Assistants with this license earn +17.46% more than the average base salary, which is $15.47 per hour.

Job Trend
YearNumber of job openings on Indeed requiring this licenseChange from previous year
201292increase by 92
2013455increase by 394.57%
2014768increase by 68.79%
2015836increase by 8.85%
2016714decrease by 14.59%
2017456decrease by 36.13%
2018547increase by 19.96%
2019580increase by 6.03%

Top companies hiring Teaching Assistants on Indeed

Correlation One
Challenger School Foundation
Franklin Essex Hamilton BOCES
Greene County Schools
Oregon State University
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Most common benefits for Teaching Assistants

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • 403(b)
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible schedule
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Paid training
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance
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Salary satisfaction

Based on 15,462 ratings

31% of Teaching Assistants in the United States think their salaries are enough for the cost of living in their area.

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How much do similar professions get paid in United States?


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Average $18.09 per hour

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Common questions about salaries for a Teaching Assistant

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