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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Massachusetts

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Massachusetts are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants amongst Massachusetts cities 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,820
25th Percentile Wage
$23,540
50th Percentile Wage
$29,850
75th Percentile Wage
$37,680
90th Percentile Wage
$46,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $46,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,850. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,820.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for teacher assistants in Massachusetts in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of teacher assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201629,8503.48%13.47%
201528,8101.60%-
201428,3501.13%-
201328,0307.85%-
201225,830--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Massachusetts cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Massachusetts ranges from $22,230 to $32,410. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Massachusetts is Springfield with a median annual salary of $32,410. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton (mean annual salary $31,990). The lowest paying area is Pittsfield with a median annual salary of $22,230.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Springfield
$32,410
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$31,990
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$31,330
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$30,900
Barnstable Town
$30,860
Peabody
$30,690
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$30,640
Worcester
$30,170
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$29,860
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$29,740
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$29,610
Framingham
$27,440
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$26,610
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$25,710
New Bedford
$25,310
Pittsfield
$22,230


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