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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
$18,280
25th Percentile Wage
$20,190
50th Percentile Wage
$23,150
75th Percentile Wage
$27,560
90th Percentile Wage
$32,510

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 $32,510. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $23,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $18,280.

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 health care and social assistance from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$23,150
3.41% 10.28%
2016
$22,360
1.97% -
2015
$21,920
2.78% -
2014
$21,310
1.22% -
2013
$21,050
1.33% -
2012
$20,770
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Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Health Care and Social Assistance Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in 34 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 hospitals - state government owned industry with an annual salary $33,900. 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
Hospitals - State government owned
$33,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - State government owned
$33,090
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - State government owned
$30,760
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals
$29,770
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals - Privately owned
$29,530
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Centers
$28,610
Other Residential Care Facilities
$28,570
Outpatient Care Centers
$28,220
Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$27,920
Home Health Care Services
$27,850
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals
$27,830
Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,720
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$27,420
Community Food and Housing, and Emergency and Other Relief Services
$27,410
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Privately owned
$27,350
Specialty hospitals - Privately owned
$27,220
Nursing and Residential Care Facilities
$26,960
Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,670
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
$26,650
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability, Mental Health, and Substance Abuse Facilities
$26,240
Hospitals - Local government owned
$26,080
Residential Intellectual and Developmental Disability Facilities
$25,920
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals - Local government owned
$25,710
Ambulatory Health Care Services
$25,330
Services for the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities
$24,420
Individual and Family Services
$24,400
Nursing Care Facilities (Skilled Nursing Facilities)
$24,400
Offices of Other Health Practitioners
$24,300
Offices of Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists, and Audiologists
$24,200
Offices of Physicians
$23,920
Social Assistance
$23,030
Child Day Care Services
$22,830
Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly
$20,960
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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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