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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,940
25th Percentile Wage
$19,060
50th Percentile Wage
$23,560
75th Percentile Wage
$29,310
90th Percentile Wage
$35,560

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $35,560. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $23,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,940.

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 Pennsylvania 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
201623,5600.64%0.47%
201523,4101.79%-
201422,990-3.04%-
201323,6901.01%-
201223,450--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $19,830 to $26,970. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $26,970. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is State College (mean annual salary $26,550). The lowest paying area is East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $19,830.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Newark-Union
$26,970
State College
$26,550
Lancaster
$25,790
Erie
$25,150
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$24,630
Pittsburgh
$23,750
Williamsport
$23,380
Johnstown
$23,350
York-Hanover
$23,100
Reading
$22,980
Altoona
$22,680
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$22,490
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$22,410
Lebanon
$22,210
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,980
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$21,930
Philadelphia
$21,860
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$21,680
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$20,950
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$20,320
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,830


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