Teaching Assistant Salary

The Teaching Assistant salary / pay scale for 2022 is usually the same as the pay scale for local government jobs. Teaching Assistant salaries vary depending on the type of school, for example; independent, academy and free schools who don’t follow local authority pay guidelines for teaching assistant jobs.

The starting salary for a Level 1 Teaching Assistant 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. Level 4 Teaching Assistants are using Higher Level Teaching Assistants or HLTAs.

The average teaching assistant’s salary is around £12,081 due to term time working and variations in hours.

Three unions, UNISON, GMB and Unite are campaigning for a pay increase for teaching assistants from April 2023. To increase the average Teaching Assistant salary by either £2,000 or the current rate of inflation (which stands at 11% according to the RPI), whichever is higher for each teaching assistant.

Teaching Assistant Pay Scale

The Teaching Assistant pay scale below is pro-rata and for guidance only. There a different pay scales for Teaching Assistants who work in inner London and the rest of the UK.

New spine pointApril 19 - NationalApril 19- Outer LondonApril 19 - Inner London
1£17,364£20,103£21,231
2£17,711£20,466£21,612
3£18,065£20,835£22,002
4£18,426£21,210£22,398
5£18,795£21,591£22,800
6£19,171£21,981£23,211
7£19,554£22,377£23,628
8£19,945£22,779£24,054
9£20,344£23,187£24,486
10£20,751£23,607£24,927
11£21,166£24,030£25,377
12£21,589£24,462£25,833
13£22,021£24,903£26,298
14£22,462£25,353£26,772
15£22,911£25,809£27,255
16£23,369£26,274£27,744
17£23,836£26,745£28,245
18£24,313£27,228£28,752
19£24,799£27,717£29,271
20£25,295£28,215£29,796
21£25,801£28,725£30,333
22£26,317£29,241£30,879
23£26,999£29,766£31,434
24£27,905£30,213£32,001
25£28,785£30,708£32,577
26£29,636£31,548£33,162
27£30,507£32,430£33,759
28£31,371£33,291£34,128
29£32,029£33,945£34,986
30£32,878£34,794£35,637
31£33,799£35,724£36,486
32£34,788£36,711£37,413
33£35,934£37,842£38,403
34£36,876£38,799£39,543
35£36,876£39,774£40,491
36£36,876£40,728£41,466
37£36,876£41,706£42,432
38£36,876£42,681£43,404
39£41,675£43,590£44,373
40£42,683£44,607£45,288
41£42,683£45,585£46,293
42£44,632£46,560£47,274
43£45,591£47,511£48,252

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