Salary Guide & Current Pay Scales
Teaching Assistant Salary
Levels, Pay Scales & Averages
Teaching Assistant salary and pay scale often match the local government pay scale. But it varies depending on the type of school. Independent, academy and free schools aren’t required to follow local authority pay guidelines for teaching assistant jobs.
The starting salary for Level 1 Teaching Assistants is usually £17,842 in line with the local government pay scale.
Level 2 Teaching Assistants can expect to earn between £18,000 to £20,000.
Level 3 Teaching Assistants can earn up to £25,000 if they have additional specialisms or SEN responsibilities.
HLTA (Higher Level Teaching Assistants) can expect to earn between £22,500 and £29,000 depending on experience.
However, the average annual salary for a teaching assistant may be around £12,081 due to term time working and variations in hours.
Start a career or progress your career as a teaching assistant with our teaching assistant courses.