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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Teacher Assistants in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,580
25th Percentile Wage
$27,630
50th Percentile Wage
$33,660
75th Percentile Wage
$39,730
90th Percentile Wage
$47,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $47,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $33,660. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,580.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$33,660
6.27% 14.08%
2016
$31,550
2.95% -
2015
$30,620
2.22% -
2014
$29,940
2.20% -
2013
$29,280
1.23% -
2012
$28,920
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of California ranges from $26,870 to $37,700. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $37,700. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $37,250). The lowest paying area is Hanford-Corcoran with a median annual salary of $26,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$37,700
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$37,250
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$36,730
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$36,330
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$35,980
El Centro
$35,280
Modesto
$35,280
Yuba City
$34,560
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$34,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$34,300
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$34,120
Napa
$34,050
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$33,910
Madera-Chowchilla
$33,370
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$32,950
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$32,780
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$32,770
Stockton
$32,410
Salinas
$32,170
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$32,000
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$30,840
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$30,620
Visalia-Porterville
$30,540
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$30,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$30,270
Fresno
$30,060
Merced
$29,970
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,880
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,420
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,300
Vallejo-Fairfield
$29,060
Redding
$29,030
Bakersfield-Delano
$29,030
Chico
$28,930
Hanford-Corcoran
$26,870




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