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Career Profile: Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary

Assist a preschool, elementary, middle, or secondary school teacher with instructional duties. Serve in a position for which a teacher has primary responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

Salary and Outlook

According to the US Department of Labor, there are 1,235,100 people employed as teaching assistants, except postsecondary in the United States. The median annual salary is $29,360. Entry level employees earn approximately $21,890 per year and senior employees earn approximately $46,530 per year.

Estimates do not include other potential benefits such as health insurance, overtime pay, or retirement benefits that may be offered by employers.

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Job Outlook


Total Current Jobs:
1,235,100
Annual Openings:
153,700
Increase in Openings by 2031:
5%
Annual Salary Range:
$21,890 - $46,530
Education Requirements:
Some college