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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Mississippi

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,220
25th Percentile Wage
$17,220
50th Percentile Wage
$18,900
75th Percentile Wage
$21,950
90th Percentile Wage
$25,330

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Mississippi in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $25,330. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,900. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,220.

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
$18,900
2.38% 5.13%
2016
$18,450
0.92% -
2015
$18,280
0.55% -
2014
$18,180
0.28% -
2013
$18,130
1.10% -
2012
$17,930
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Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Mississippi Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Mississippi cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Mississippi ranges from $17,870 to $22,090. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Mississippi is Gulfport-Biloxi with a median annual salary of $22,090. The second highest paying city/area in Mississippi State is Pascagoula (mean annual salary $21,520). The lowest paying area is Hattiesburg with a median annual salary of $17,870.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Gulfport-Biloxi
$22,090
Pascagoula
$21,520
Southwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$19,630
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,510
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,380
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area
$18,340
Jackson
$18,270
Hattiesburg
$17,870




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