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 £17,364 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.
However, the average annual salary for a teaching assistant may be around £12,081 due to term time working and variations in hours.