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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
$18,480
25th Percentile Wage
$21,390
50th Percentile Wage
$26,190
75th Percentile Wage
$33,170
90th Percentile Wage
$39,230

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 $39,230. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,190. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid teacher assistants is $18,480.

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 federal, state, and local government from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201626,1903.59%10.19%
201525,2504.00%-
201424,2401.40%-
201323,9001.59%-
201223,520--

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, including schools and hospitals industry with an annual salary $27,210. The lowest paying industry is the state government, excluding schools and hospitals (oes designation) industry (annual salary $25,500). For detailed teacher assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
State government, including schools and hospitals
$27,210
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$26,330
Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$26,210
Federal, State, and Local Government (OES Designation)
$26,190
Local government, including schools and hospitals
$26,170
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation)
$25,500

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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