Teacher Assistant Salary in Sector of Educational Services

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

Average Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,470
25th Percentile Wage
$21,370
50th Percentile Wage
$26,940
75th Percentile Wage
$34,040
90th Percentile Wage
$40,400

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in the industry sector of educational 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 $40,400. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,940. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $18,470.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$26,940
3.01% 10.47%
2016
$26,130
2.22% -
2015
$25,550
1.96% -
2014
$25,050
2.08% -
2013
$24,530
1.67% -
2012
$24,120
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Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in 28 industries in the educational 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 business schools and computer and management training - privately owned industry with an annual salary $41,620. The lowest paying industry is the colleges, universities, and professional schools - local government owned industry (annual salary $23,360). For detailed teacher assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Business schools and computer and management training - Privately owned
$41,620
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$39,880
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$33,330
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$30,560
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$30,250
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$30,110
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$28,980
Technical and Trade Schools
$28,620
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$28,460
Educational Support Services
$27,750
Educational Services - Local government owned
$27,050
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$27,020
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$26,970
Educational Services
$26,940
Educational Services - State government owned
$26,920
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$26,780
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$26,770
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$26,630
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$26,540
Educational Services - Privately owned
$25,980
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$25,970
Junior colleges - State government owned
$25,740
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$25,360
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$24,520
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$24,260
Other Schools and Instruction
$23,970
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$23,840
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$23,360

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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