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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
$21,320
25th Percentile Wage
$25,870
50th Percentile Wage
$32,680
75th Percentile Wage
$41,490
90th Percentile Wage
$55,480

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 $55,480. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,680. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $21,320.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$32,680
6.88% 11.47%
2016
$30,430
4.21% -
2015
$29,150
6.24% -
2014
$27,330
-2.56% -
2013
$28,030
-3.21% -
2012
$28,930
- -

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

The average salaries of teacher assistants in five 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 social sciences and humanities industry with an annual salary $40,800. The lowest paying industry is the management, scientific, and technical consulting services industry (annual salary $25,420). 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 Social Sciences and Humanities
$40,800
Scientific Research and Development Services
$34,960
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$33,240
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,680
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$25,420

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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