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Teacher Assistant Salary in Sector of Health Care and Social Assistance

The salary statistics of teacher assistants in the industry sector of health care and social assistance are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare teacher assistant salaries in different industries within the health care and social assistance sector.

Average Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,910
25th Percentile Wage
$19,370
50th Percentile Wage
$22,360
75th Percentile Wage
$26,780
90th Percentile Wage
$31,640

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in the industry sector of health care and social assistance. 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 $31,640. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $22,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $17,910.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201622,3601.97%7.11%
201521,9202.78%-
201421,3101.22%-
201321,0501.33%-
201220,770--

Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in 32 industries in the health care and social assistance 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 psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $33,090. The lowest paying industry is the offices of mental health practitioners (except physicians) industry (annual salary $20,200). For detailed teacher assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$33,090
Hospitals - State government owned
$31,460
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$28,730
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$28,530
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$28,120
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$27,500
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$27,220
Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,040
Other Residential Care Facilities
$26,640
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$26,620
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$26,580
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$26,570
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$26,250
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$25,680
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$25,650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$25,510
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$25,340
Hospitals - Local government owned
$25,150
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$24,930
Outpatient Care Centers
$24,900
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$24,520
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$24,220
Offices of Physicians
$23,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$23,820
Individual and Family Services
$23,700
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$23,690
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$23,640
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$23,270
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$22,380
Social Assistance
$22,250
Child Day Care Services
$21,990
Offices of Mental Health Practitioners (except Physicians)
$20,200

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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