Salary for Teacher Assistants

Also known as:  Basic Skills Improvement Program Instructional Aide, Classroom Aide, Educational Assistant Teacher, Gifted and Talented Student Education Aide, Instructional Aide, Instructional Assistant, Learning Support Aide, Paraeducator, Public Health Training Assistant, Reading Aide

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Teacher assistants work under the supervision and direction of teachers, who assume the responsibility for the actions of these professionals. They may observe, teach, and tutor students, enforce administration and disciplinary policies, and prepare lessons. These professionals coordinate their efforts with teachers, and may also be responsible for developing and organizing recreational activities for students. Some college training is generally required for this position.

A Teacher Assistant can get a wage between 16000 and 24000 based on level of experience. Teacher Assistants can get average salaries of Twenty Three Thousand Two Hundred dollars every year.

Teacher Assistants are paid at the highest level in Alaska, where they earn an average pay rate of close to $35290. People working these jobs are compensated highest in Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services, where they earn pay levels, on average, of $29840.

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ANNUAL SALARY
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 13.38 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Teacher Assistants tend to make the most in the following industries
Retail Trade $29,840
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $28,120
Public Administration $26,860
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,490
Educational Services $25,320
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $23,650
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Health Care and Social Assistance $21,450
Other Services (except Public Administration) $22,170
Management of Companies and Enterprises $22,540
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $23,650
Educational Services $25,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $25,490
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