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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 amongst Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,500
25th Percentile Wage
$20,330
50th Percentile Wage
$25,150
75th Percentile Wage
$30,690
90th Percentile Wage
$37,400

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 $37,400. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $25,150. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,500.

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
$25,150
6.32% 6.76%
2016
$23,560
0.64% -
2015
$23,410
1.79% -
2014
$22,990
-3.04% -
2013
$23,690
1.01% -
2012
$23,450
- -

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 $28,000. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Pennsylvania is Newark-Union with a median annual salary of $28,000. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is State College (mean annual salary $27,480). 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
$28,000
State College
$27,480
Lancaster
$26,880
Pittsburgh
$26,800
Erie
$26,450
West Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$25,860
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$25,660
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton
$25,180
Williamsport
$23,970
Philadelphia
$23,670
Lebanon
$23,600
Far Western Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$23,600
York-Hanover
$23,340
Altoona
$23,190
Johnstown
$23,080
Reading
$23,040
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$22,560
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman
$21,560
Northeastern Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$21,450
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$21,240
East Central Pennsylvania nonmetropolitan area
$19,830




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