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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in New Jersey

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,150
25th Percentile Wage
$21,770
50th Percentile Wage
$27,010
75th Percentile Wage
$33,850
90th Percentile Wage
$41,730

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in New Jersey in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $41,730. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $27,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,150.

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
$27,010
4.22% 9.07%
2016
$25,870
1.82% -
2015
$25,400
2.56% -
2014
$24,750
-1.94% -
2013
$25,230
2.66% -
2012
$24,560
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in New Jersey Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some New Jersey cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of New Jersey ranges from $22,630 to $28,900. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in New Jersey is Atlantic City-Hammonton with a median annual salary of $28,900. The second highest paying city/area in New Jersey State is Trenton-Ewing (mean annual salary $28,510). The lowest paying area is Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton with a median annual salary of $22,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Atlantic City-Hammonton
$28,900
Trenton-Ewing
$28,510
Wilmington
$28,450
Ocean City
$25,260
Edison-New Brunswick
$24,490
Camden
$24,150
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton
$22,630




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