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Highest Paying Cities for Teacher Assistants

The top 100 highest paying cities for teacher assistants (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of teacher assistants in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $53,000, Fairbanks, Alaska is the highest paying city for teacher assistants. It is followed by Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska (average annual salary $39,390). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of teacher assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Teacher Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Fairbanks, Alaska
$53,000
400
2 Railbelt-Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$39,390
2,090
3 Anchorage, Alaska
$38,980
1,700
4 Decatur, Illinois
$37,780
270
5 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$37,050
5,710
6 Northwestern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$35,910
450
7 Portland-South Portland-Biddeford, Maine
$35,280
1,780
8 Waterbury, Connecticut
$34,690
1,170
9 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$34,490
7,210
10 Salem, Oregon
$34,380
2,110
11 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$34,120
11,330
12 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$34,110
13,400
13 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$34,030
18,640
14 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$33,890
16,890
15 Lawrence-Methuen-Salem, New Hampshire
$33,820
1,030
16 Santa Rosa-Petaluma, California
$33,730
1,960
17 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$33,680
3,510
18 Mount Vernon-Anacortes, Washington
$33,650
780
19 Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, California
$33,630
3,410
20 Bend, Oregon
$33,530
540
21 Bremerton-Silverdale, Washington
$33,530
1,120
22 Modesto, California
$33,320
2,470
23 Boulder, Colorado
$33,250
1,110
24 Tacoma, Washington
$33,080
3,500
25 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$33,020
17,680
26 Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky
$33,000
1,750
27 Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, California
$32,950
1,490
28 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$32,890
1,760
29 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$32,880
4,530
30 Nashua, New Hampshire
$32,850
1,920
31 Santa Cruz-Watsonville, California
$32,840
870
32 St Cloud, Minnesota
$32,780
1,200
33 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$32,730
11,890
34 Bismarck, North Dakota
$32,540
960
35 Bangor, Maine
$32,440
700
36 Springfield, Massachusetts
$32,410
5,000
37 Racine, Wisconsin
$32,350
700
38 Corvallis, Oregon
$32,140
420
39 Olympia, Washington
$32,140
1,270
40 West Central North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$32,140
1,220
41 Carson City, Nevada
$32,120
200
42 Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton, Massachusetts
$31,990
1,160
43 Southwest Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$31,980
2,670
44 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$31,950
18,710
45 Lewiston-Auburn, Maine
$31,920
900
46 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$31,680
19,140
47 Akron, Ohio
$31,560
1,790
48 Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area, Alaska
$31,500
560
49 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$31,330
190
50 Northwestern Washington nonmetropolitan area, Washington
$31,310
740
51 Northeast Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$31,280
570
52 Haverhill-North Andover-Amesbury, New Hampshire
$31,240
910
53 Madera-Chowchilla, California
$31,210
500
54 Southern Vermont nonmetropolitan area, Vermont
$31,190
2,040
55 Dover, Delaware
$31,090
630
56 Portsmouth, New Hampshire
$31,050
680
57 Eugene-Springfield, Oregon
$31,040
1,840
58 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$31,010
9,230
59 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$31,010
11,010
60 Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont
$31,000
1,780
61 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$30,920
21,360
62 Taunton-Norton-Raynham, Massachusetts
$30,900
660
63 Barnstable Town, Massachusetts
$30,860
1,030
64 Yuba City, California
$30,700
680
65 Peabody, Massachusetts
$30,690
690
66 Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$30,640
210
67 Bellingham, Washington
$30,630
1,130
68 Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area, Nevada
$30,630
470
69 Northeast Maine nonmetropolitan area, Maine
$30,590
1,000
70 Eastern Connecticut nonmetropolitan area, Connecticut
$30,480
520
71 Fargo, North Dakota
$30,480
1,690
72 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$30,480
39,720
73 Pueblo, Colorado
$30,370
300
74 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$30,270
46,930
75 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$30,210
720
76 Rochester-Dover, New Hampshire
$30,200
910
77 Yakima, Washington
$30,190
1,720
78 Worcester, Massachusetts
$30,170
4,200
79 Southwestern New Hampshire nonmetropolitan area, New Hampshire
$30,100
550
80 New Haven, Connecticut
$30,080
3,840
81 Northwestern Wyoming nonmetropolitan area, Wyoming
$30,080
680
82 Mother Lode Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$30,070
590
83 Stockton, California
$30,010
2,170
84 Salinas, California
$29,900
1,530
85 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$29,860
26,050
86 Far Western North Dakota nonmetropolitan area, North Dakota
$29,850
640
87 Wenatchee-East Wenatchee, Washington
$29,830
650
88 North Central Oregon nonmetropolitan area, Oregon
$29,770
920
89 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$29,740
14,690
90 Providence-Fall River-Warwick, Rhode Island
$29,720
6,620
91 Northwest Minnesota nonmetropolitan area, Minnesota
$29,690
3,350
92 Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner, Massachusetts
$29,610
930
93 Eastern Sierra Region of California nonmetropolitan area, California
$29,550
190
94 Vallejo-Fairfield, California
$29,540
880
95 Merced, California
$29,530
1,220
96 Danbury, Connecticut
$29,530
940
97 Kennewick-Pasco-Richland, Washington
$29,420
1,710
98 Fresno, California
$29,330
5,070
99 Hanford-Corcoran, California
$29,320
450
100 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$29,290
64,130
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