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Teacher Assistant Salary in Sector of Federal, State, and Local Government

The salary statistics of teacher assistants in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare teacher assistant salaries in different industries within the federal, state, and local government sector.

Average Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,420
25th Percentile Wage
$23,320
50th Percentile Wage
$29,740
75th Percentile Wage
$36,270
90th Percentile Wage
$41,460

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in the industry sector of federal, state, and local government. 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 $41,460. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $29,740. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $19,420.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,740
11.94% 20.91%
2016
$26,190
3.59% -
2015
$25,250
4.00% -
2014
$24,240
1.40% -
2013
$23,900
1.59% -
2012
$23,520
- -

Compare Teacher Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Federal, State, and Local Government Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in six industries in the federal, state, and local government 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 state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry with an annual salary $33,210. The lowest paying industry is the local government, including schools and hospitals industry (annual salary $27,070). For detailed teacher assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$33,210
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$29,740
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$28,420
State government, including schools and hospitals
$27,830
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$27,090
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$27,070

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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