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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for teacher assistants in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of teacher assistants amongst Missouri 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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,570
25th Percentile Wage
$19,400
50th Percentile Wage
$24,540
75th Percentile Wage
$30,090
90th Percentile Wage
$38,070

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $38,070. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $24,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,570.

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
$24,540
6.28% 12.88%
2016
$23,000
0.48% -
2015
$22,890
3.41% -
2014
$22,110
2.35% -
2013
$21,590
0.97% -
2012
$21,380
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Missouri ranges from $19,130 to $26,790. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Missouri is St Louis with a median annual salary of $26,790. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Kansas City (mean annual salary $25,330). The lowest paying area is Joplin with a median annual salary of $19,130.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
St Louis
$26,790
Kansas City
$25,330
St Joseph
$23,610
Jefferson City
$23,000
Columbia
$22,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$22,020
Springfield
$21,530
Cape Girardeau-Jackson
$20,690
Southwest Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$20,370
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$19,920
Southeast Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$19,900
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers
$19,340
Joplin
$19,130




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