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Teacher Assistant Salary Information in Puerto Rico

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,270
25th Percentile Wage
$17,110
50th Percentile Wage
$18,500
75th Percentile Wage
$20,010
90th Percentile Wage
$28,110

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants in Puerto Rico in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $28,110. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $18,500. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,270.

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
$18,500
0.16% 3.68%
2016
$18,470
1.52% -
2015
$18,190
-0.71% -
2014
$18,320
1.42% -
2013
$18,060
1.33% -
2012
$17,820
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Teacher Assistants in Puerto Rico Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of teacher assistants in some Puerto Rico cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of teacher assistants in state of Puerto Rico ranges from $18,320 to $19,740. The highest paying area for teacher assistants in Puerto Rico is Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1 with a median annual salary of $19,740. The second highest paying city/area in Puerto Rico State is Guayama (mean annual salary $19,170). The lowest paying area is Mayaguez with a median annual salary of $18,320.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 1
$19,740
Guayama
$19,170
Puerto Rico nonmetropolitan area 2
$18,910
Aguadilla-Isabela-San Sebastian
$18,670
Fajardo
$18,650
Ponce
$18,510
Yauco
$18,490
San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo
$18,440
San German-Cabo Rojo
$18,420
Mayaguez
$18,320




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