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How much do Teacher Assistants earn in the United States?





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How much does a Teacher Assistant make?

In the United States, the average pay for a teacher assistant as of September 2021 is approximately $16.92 per hour. Breaking it down, that works out to be approximately $33,000 per year and $2,750 per month, assuming you work a 40 hour work week.

Comparing Teacher Assistant Salaries

DirectlyApply has seen teacher assistant salaries ranging from a high of $61.00 per hour to a low of $10.88 per hour, although we would estimate that the majority of teacher assistants currently sit between $13.00 per hour and $25.69 per hour.

To be considered a top earning teacher assistant you would be expected to be making in excess of $61.00 per hour, which would put you in the top 10%. If you are earning $13.00 per hour or lower, you would be sitting in the bottom 25 percentile.

However interestingly, the average pay range for a teacher assistant can vary significantly (by as much as $48.00 per hour) so therefore this role may allow for either increased hours or overtime, as well as opportunities for promotion and pay rises. It is therefore highly possible that you can increase your salary as you gain more experience in the role.

How does Teacher Assistant pay compare across the United States?


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