To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary is for teaching assistants in (a) state maintained schools, (b) free schools and (c) academy schools.
10 June 2015
The salaries of teaching assistants in all state-funded schools are determined locally; factors such as geographical region, school phase, teaching assistants’ relevant experience, level of responsibilities and local labour market conditions will all influence the salary level. The latest available information in the following table does not take any of these factors into account.
Average annual salary of teaching assistants in state-funded schools in England, November 2013
Average (mean) salary of full and part-time teaching assistants
Number of full and part-time teaching assistants
Local authority maintained schools
Source: School Workforce Census, November 2013
The average salary for each school type has been calculated using the total number of full and part-time teaching assistants for whom salary data was available in those schools.
University Technical Colleges and Studio schools are only included in the all school figures.
13% (48,400) of teaching assistants have been excluded as their full time equivalent salary is outside the range £12,000- £25,000.