Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Iowa

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Iowa are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants among Iowa areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Teacher Assistants in Iowa

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,110
25th Percentile Wage
$19,500
50th Percentile Wage
$24,280
75th Percentile Wage
$28,880
90th Percentile Wage
$31,860

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Iowa in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $31,860. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,280. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,110.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$24,280
-0.66% 11.45%
2016
$24,440
6.10% -
2015
$22,950
2.40% -
2014
$22,400
2.81% -
2013
$21,770
1.24% -
2012
$21,500
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Iowa Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Iowa cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Iowa ranges from $20,940 to $28,420. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Iowa is Cedar Rapids with a median annual salary of $28,420. The second highest paying city/area in Iowa State is Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $25,630). The lowest paying area is Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $20,940.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Cedar Rapids
$28,420
Southwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$25,630
Iowa City
$25,460
Des Moines-West Des Moines
$25,380
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island
$25,040
Waterloo-Cedar Falls
$24,830
Dubuque
$24,450
Northeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$23,440
Ames
$22,180
Southeast Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$21,750
Northwest Iowa nonmetropolitan area
$20,940




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