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
$18,150
25th Percentile Wage
$20,810
50th Percentile Wage
$26,130
75th Percentile Wage
$32,880
90th Percentile Wage
$39,240

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 $39,240. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,130. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $18,150.

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 educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,1302.22%7.69%
201525,5501.96%-
201425,0502.08%-
201324,5301.67%-
201224,120--

Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in 27 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 $37,510. The lowest paying industry is the other schools and instruction - privately owned industry (annual salary $22,640). 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
$37,510
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training
$33,890
Other schools and instruction - Local government owned
$32,340
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$29,800
Elementary and Secondary Schools - State government owned
$29,490
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$28,510
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$28,390
Educational Support Services - Privately owned
$27,820
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$27,530
Educational Services - State government owned
$27,370
Educational Support Services
$26,670
Technical and Trade Schools
$26,650
Educational Services - Local government owned
$26,170
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Local government owned
$26,140
Educational Services
$26,130
Elementary and Secondary Schools
$26,130
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$25,730
Educational Services - Privately owned
$25,390
Elementary and Secondary Schools - Privately owned
$25,300
Junior colleges - State government owned
$25,230
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$25,180
Educational Support Services - Local government owned
$24,920
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$24,630
Technical and trade schools - Local government owned
$24,470
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$23,240
Other Schools and Instruction
$22,880
Other schools and instruction - Privately owned
$22,640

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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