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Updated Jun 12, 2021

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$28,596 /yr
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The national average salary for a Teaching Assistant is $28,596 in United States. Filter by location to see Teaching Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 1,863 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Teaching Assistant employees.

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Brigham Young University (BYU)
4.6

Brigham Young University (BYU)

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $6 - $27
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$6

$27

$6 - $27 Range

UC San Diego
4.3

UC San Diego

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$2,252

 /mo
Range: $229 - $9K

$229

$9K

$229 - $8,958 Range

Northeastern University
4.3

Northeastern University

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$18

 /hr
Range: $6 - $28

$6

$28

$6 - $28 Range

University of Washington
4.3

University of Washington

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$2,674

 /mo
Range: $1K - $6K

$1K

$6K

$1,161 - $6,363 Range

UCLA
4.4

UCLA

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$2,298

 /mo
Range: $1K - $6K

$1K

$6K

$1,101 - $5,869 Range

NYU (New York University)
4.3

NYU (New York University)

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$19

 /hr
Range: $1 - $140

$1

$140

$1 - $140 Range

UT Dallas
4.4

UT Dallas

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$1,996

 /mo
Range: $855 - $5K

$855

$5K

$855 - $4,641 Range

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Carnegie Mellon University
4.6

Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$14

 /hr
Range: $4 - $40

$4

$40

$4 - $40 Range

Kumon
4

Kumon

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $2 - $19

$2

$19

$2 - $19 Range

Rutgers University
4.2

Rutgers University

Teaching Assistant

$29,251

 /yr
Range: $22K - $79K

$22K

$79K

$22,343 - $78,710 Range

University of Illinois at Chicago
4.2

University of Illinois at Chicago

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$2,247

 /mo
Range: $1K - $21K

$1K

$21K

$1,015 - $21,101 Range

University of Wisconsin-Madison
4.4

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Teaching Assistant

$21,588

 /yr
Range: $11K - $54K

$11K

$54K

$10,863 - $54,162 Range

University of Houston System
4.1

University of Houston System

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$1,939

 /mo
Range: $756 - $4K

$756

$4K

$756 - $3,785 Range

UC Davis
4.4

UC Davis

Teaching Assistant - Monthly

$2,149

 /mo
Range: $889 - $6K

$889

$6K

$889 - $5,771 Range

Penn State
4.3

Penn State

Teaching Assistant

$23,254

 /yr
Range: $9K - $47K

$9K

$47K

$8,640 - $46,920 Range

University of Florida
4.4

University of Florida

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $5 - $28

$5

$28

$5 - $28 Range

University of Pennsylvania
4.3

University of Pennsylvania

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $3 - $32

$3

$32

$3 - $32 Range

Cornell University
4.5

Cornell University

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $7 - $50

$7

$50

$7 - $50 Range

University of Maryland
4.3

University of Maryland

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$11

 /hr
Range: $1 - $33

$1

$33

$1 - $33 Range

Columbia University
4.2

Columbia University

Teaching Assistant - Hourly

$13

 /hr
Range: $2 - $47

$2

$47

$2 - $47 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Teaching Assistant salaries

The average salary for a Teaching Assistant is $28,596 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 1863 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Teaching Assistant employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Teaching Assistant in United States is $39,932 per year.

The lowest salary for a Teaching Assistant in United States is $20,478 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$14,000
per year
A Classroom Aide in the St. Louis, MO Area area reported making $14,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
St. Louis, MO Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public
$600
monthly
A Teaching Assistant in the Lebanon, NH Area area reported making $600 per month
Job Highlights
Lebanon, NH Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$10
hourly
A Course Assistant in the St. Cloud, MN Area area reported making $10 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
St. Cloud, MN Area area
Part-time
 
201 to 500 employees
College / University
$15
hourly
A Teaching Assistant in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$13
hourly
A Teaching Assistant in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $13 per hour
Job Highlights
Houston, TX Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$15
hourly
A Teaching Assistant in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$12
hourly
An Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in the Charlottesville, VA Area area reported making $12 per hour
Job Highlights
Charlottesville, VA Area area
Part-time
 
10000+ employees
College / University
$2,270
monthly
A Teaching Assistant in the Riverside, CA Area area reported making $2,270 per month
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Riverside, CA Area area
Contract
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$17
hourly
A Teaching Assistant in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $17 per hour
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3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University
$8
hourly
A Teaching Assistant in the Tampa, FL Area area reported making $8 per hour
Job Highlights
Tampa, FL Area area
Part-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
College / University