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Highest Paying Industries for Teacher Assistants

The top 87 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $33,090, psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned is the highest paying industry for teacher assistants. It is followed by offices of physicians industry (average annual salary $32,890). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of teacher assistants in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 87 Highest Paying Industries for Teacher Assistants

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$33,090
70
2 Offices of Physicians
$32,890
190
3 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$31,630
280
4 Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$31,070
220
5 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$31,070
60
6 Hospitals - State government owned
$31,030
130
7 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$29,170
13,570
8 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$29,010
9,580
9 Educational Services - State government owned
$28,340
25,380
10 Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$28,220
7,190
11 Scientific Research and Development Services
$28,190
130
12 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$28,140
14,260
13 State government, including schools and hospitals
$28,100
27,750
14 Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$27,880
550
15 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$27,850
21,530
16 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$27,330
400
17 Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$27,090
160
18 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$26,840
280
19 Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$26,800
6,350
20 Junior colleges - State government owned
$26,540
4,370
21 Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$26,060
1,230
22 Hospitals - Privately owned
$26,000
1,090
23 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$25,990
1,290
24 Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$25,960
100
25 Other Residential Care Facilities
$25,700
1,240
26 Grantmaking and Giving Services
$25,490
1,910
27 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$25,340
7,680
28 Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$25,310
130
29 Technical and Trade Schools
$25,190
1,720
30 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$25,100
933,500
31 Educational Services
$25,050
1,026,240
32 Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$25,030
260
33 Ambulatory Health Care Services
$25,020
1,430
34 Elementary and Secondary Schools
$25,020
965,800
35 Educational Services - Local government owned
$25,000
895,780
36 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$24,990
905,760
37 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$24,990
879,590
38 Outpatient Care Centers
$24,950
440
39 Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$24,770
3,840
40 Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$24,730
79,020
41 Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$24,680
220
42 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$24,660
740
43 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$24,600
1,030
44 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$24,590
310
45 Educational Services - Privately owned
$24,510
105,080
46 Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$24,460
380
47 Management of Companies and Enterprises
$24,400
770
48 Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$24,280
240
49 Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$24,280
690
50 Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$24,280
430
51 Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations
$24,270
230
52 Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$24,250
9,900
53 Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$24,240
12,130
54 Federal, State, and Local Government
$24,240
12,130
55 Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$24,240
2,450
56 Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$24,210
70
57 State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$24,140
2,230
58 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$24,130
850
59 Educational Support Services
$24,130
11,820
60 Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$24,040
1,420
61 Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$23,880
580
62 Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$23,230
n/a
63 Individual and Family Services
$23,040
17,900
64 Performing Arts, Spectator Sports, and Related Industries
$22,850
30
65 Museums, Historical Sites, and Similar Institutions
$22,790
420
66 Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$22,710
6,200
67 Religious, Grantmaking, Civic, Professional, and Similar Organizations
$22,580
14,510
68 Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$22,570
14,520
69 Home Health Care Services
$22,510
100
70 Civic and Social Organizations
$22,380
6,260
71 Religious Organizations
$22,240
4,210
72 Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$22,100
5,480
73 Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$22,080
1,480
74 Other Schools and Instruction
$21,700
10,680
75 Social Advocacy Organizations
$21,450
1,900
76 Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$21,370
10,100
77 Health Care and Social Assistance
$21,310
133,390
78 Social Assistance
$21,120
126,830
79 Child Day Care Services
$20,760
107,210
80 Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$20,550
680
81 Hospitals - Local government owned
$20,200
80
82 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$20,100
80
83 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$19,870
30
84 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$19,780
230
85 Amusement, Gambling, and Recreation Industries
$18,700
230
86 Fitness and Recreational Sports Centers
$18,690
230
87 Other Amusement and Recreation Industries
$18,690
230
See also: Highest paying cities for teacher assistants.