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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 among Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$22,900
25th Percentile Wage
$24,730
50th Percentile Wage
$30,690
75th Percentile Wage
$38,740
90th Percentile Wage
$47,850

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 $47,850. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,690. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $22,900.

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
$30,690
2.74% 15.84%
2016
$29,850
3.48% -
2015
$28,810
1.60% -
2014
$28,350
1.13% -
2013
$28,030
7.85% -
2012
$25,830
- -

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 $23,260 to $32,770. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Massachusetts is Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $32,770. The second highest paying city/area in Massachusetts State is Springfield (mean annual salary $32,570). The lowest paying area is Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $23,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Nantucket Island and Marthas Vineyard nonmetropolitan area
$32,770
Springfield
$32,570
Brockton-Bridgewater-Easton
$32,470
Barnstable Town
$32,280
Taunton-Norton-Raynham
$31,720
Peabody
$31,700
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$31,430
Worcester
$31,120
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy
$31,100
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$30,510
Leominster-Fitchburg-Gardner
$28,760
Framingham
$28,690
Northwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$28,320
New Bedford
$26,780
Pittsfield
$24,420
Southwest Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area
$23,260




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