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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Louisiana

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Louisiana are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants among Louisiana metropolitan 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 Louisiana

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,170
25th Percentile Wage
$17,270
50th Percentile Wage
$19,090
75th Percentile Wage
$22,980
90th Percentile Wage
$27,350

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Louisiana in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $27,350. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $19,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,170.

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
$19,090
-0.79% 1.73%
2016
$19,240
0.62% -
2015
$19,120
1.36% -
2014
$18,860
0.48% -
2013
$18,770
0.05% -
2012
$18,760
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Louisiana cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Louisiana ranges from $17,870 to $23,770. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Louisiana is New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner with a median annual salary of $23,770. The second highest paying city/area in Louisiana State is Baton Rouge (mean annual salary $19,710). The lowest paying area is Alexandria with a median annual salary of $17,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner
$23,770
Baton Rouge
$19,710
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux
$19,550
Lafayette
$19,450
Shreveport-Bossier City
$18,810
Natchitoches nonmetropolitan area
$18,350
Monroe
$18,280
Winnsboro nonmetropolitan area
$18,280
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area
$18,220
Lake Charles
$18,100
Hammond nonmetropolitan area
$18,030
Alexandria
$17,870




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