The Average Salary of a Teacher's Aide

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Teacher's aides, also known as teacher assistants, provide much-needed support to classroom teachers. By employing aides, teachers can spend more time focusing on important areas, such as teaching and lesson plans. Teacher's aides also take on clerical tasks, including organizing and labeling materials; grading papers; and recording grades. Aides may also supervise students, provide individual tutoring or help students with special needs. The specific tasks of a teacher's aide depends on the where they are employed. For example, elementary school teacher's aides may have duties that are different from college-level teacher's aides. Learn about a the average salary of teacher's aides.

National Salary

  • The mean annual wage, or average salary, for teacher assistants was $24,280, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2009.

Starting Salary

  • The PayScale website lists the starting salary of teacher assistants. In October 2010, teacher assistants with less than one year of experience earned anywhere from between $16,607 to $29,021.

High-Employment

  • Elementary and secondary schools employed the largest number of teacher assistants with almost a million teacher assistants and an average salary of $24,500, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2009. Other industries that employed large numbers of teacher assistants were: child day care services, $20,480; colleges, universities and professional schools, $28,840; individual and family care services, $22,450; and junior colleges, $28,560.

Top-Paying Industries

  • On the other hand, colleges, universities and professional schools paid the highest average salary above all other industries to teacher assistants with $28,840, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2009. Other industries that offered high pay were: junior colleges, $28,560; the state government, $27,600; technical and trade schools, $26,580; and other schools and instruction, $25,870.

Top-Paying States

  • Alaska paid the highest average salary above all other states to teacher assistants with $35,290, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2009. Other states that offered high pay were: California, $29,840; Rhode Island, $29,280; Washington, $28,890; and Connecticut, $28,600.

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