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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 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,920
25th Percentile Wage
$25,710
50th Percentile Wage
$31,550
75th Percentile Wage
$37,980
90th Percentile Wage
$45,350

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 $45,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $31,550. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,920.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for teacher assistants in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201631,5502.95%8.34%
201530,6202.22%-
201429,9402.20%-
201329,2801.23%-
201228,920--

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 $25,010 to $37,050. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in California is San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City with a median annual salary of $37,050. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara (mean annual salary $34,490). The lowest paying area is Visalia-Porterville with a median annual salary of $25,010.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$37,050
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$34,490
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$34,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$34,030
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$33,730
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$33,630
Modesto
$33,320
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$33,020
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$32,950
Santa Cruz-Watsonville
$32,840
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$32,730
Madera-Chowchilla
$31,210
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$31,010
Yuba City
$30,700
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$30,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$30,270
Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$30,070
Stockton
$30,010
Salinas
$29,900
Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$29,550
Vallejo-Fairfield
$29,540
Merced
$29,530
Fresno
$29,330
Hanford-Corcoran
$29,320
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$29,230
North Valley Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$28,780
Napa
$28,450
Redding
$28,220
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles
$27,960
Chico
$27,850
Northern Mountains Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$27,300
Bakersfield-Delano
$27,110
North Coast Region of California nonmetropolitan area
$26,570
El Centro
$25,530
Visalia-Porterville
$25,010



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