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Highest Paying States for Teacher Assistants

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $38,560, Alaska is the highest paying state for teacher assistants. It is followed by Maine (average annual salary $33,020). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Teacher Assistants

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Alaska
$38,560
$26,810 4,770
2 Maine
$33,020
$24,000 7,300
3 District of Columbia
$32,390
$23,220 3,770
4 Washington
$31,600
$23,570 35,530
5 California
$31,550
$21,920 152,710
6 Nevada
$31,260
$21,950 5,900
7 North Dakota
$30,980
$22,250 5,480
8 Oregon
$30,230
$21,270 16,760
9 Minnesota
$30,100
$19,800 32,050
10 Vermont
$30,050
$21,350 5,110
11 Connecticut
$29,960
$19,990 22,140
12 Massachusetts
$29,850
$20,820 37,060
13 Rhode Island
$29,850
$20,360 5,510
14 Delaware
$29,790
$19,730 3,440
15 New Hampshire
$28,980
$19,180 8,820
16 Wyoming
$28,830
$19,110 3,190
17 Hawaii
$28,560
$20,460 6,880
18 Wisconsin
$27,440
$17,910 23,560
19 Colorado
$27,310
$20,560 18,730
20 New York
$26,570
$19,200 125,830
21 Maryland
$26,330
$18,600 15,760
22 Virgin Islands
$26,330
$19,980 390
23 Virginia
$25,990
$17,330 30,360
24 Ohio
$25,940
$18,200 35,250
25 New Jersey
$25,870
$18,820 55,490
26 Illinois
$25,780
$18,420 58,250
27 Montana
$25,350
$19,220 3,870
28 Kentucky
$25,100
$18,900 16,150
29 Michigan
$24,780
$18,640 36,780
30 Nebraska
$24,630
$19,810 10,900
31 Iowa
$24,440
$17,130 19,030
32 West Virginia
$23,910
$18,830 3,630
33 Arizona
$23,790
$18,720 23,290
34 Utah
$23,730
$17,890 14,590
35 Pennsylvania
$23,560
$16,940 45,630
36 Florida
$23,190
$17,990 44,150
37 Missouri
$23,000
$17,240 18,310
38 Kansas
$22,990
$17,300 18,910
39 South Dakota
$22,960
$18,950 3,630
40 North Carolina
$22,680
$17,830 30,330
41 Indiana
$21,920
$16,570 25,730
42 New Mexico
$21,790
$17,030 7,430
43 Texas
$21,630
$16,550 84,270
44 Idaho
$21,400
$16,550 6,980
45 Tennessee
$20,670
$16,440 21,590
46 South Carolina
$20,080
$16,360 15,410
47 Louisiana
$19,240
$16,210 15,200
48 Alabama
$19,220
$16,200 7,580
49 Georgia
$19,170
$16,210 36,000
50 Arkansas
$18,940
$17,100 10,660
51 Oklahoma
$18,530
$16,080 13,000
52 Puerto Rico
$18,470
$16,110 7,460
53 Mississippi
$18,450
$16,080 11,100
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