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Teacher Assistant Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of teacher assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare teacher assistant salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,670
25th Percentile Wage
$23,320
50th Percentile Wage
$30,430
75th Percentile Wage
$38,090
90th Percentile Wage
$46,720

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) teacher assistants is $46,720. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $30,430. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $19,670.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,4304.21%4.93%
201529,1506.24%-
201427,330-2.56%-
201328,030-3.21%-
201228,930--

Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in four industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for teacher assistant occupations is the research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry with an annual salary $34,490. The lowest paying industry is the research and development in the social sciences and humanities industry (annual salary $28,480). For detailed teacher assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$34,490
Scientific Research and Development Services
$33,300
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$30,430
Research and Development in the Social Sciences and Humanities
$28,480

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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