Teacher Assistant Salary Information

The salary statistics of teacher assistants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of teacher assistants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The teacher assistants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Teacher Assistant Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,460
25th Percentile Wage
$21,170
50th Percentile Wage
$26,260
75th Percentile Wage
$33,190
90th Percentile Wage
$39,780

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for teacher assistants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) teacher assistants is $39,780. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $26,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $18,460. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 115% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

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
$26,260
3.24% 9.98%
2016
$25,410
2.01% -
2015
$24,900
1.89% -
2014
$24,430
1.76% -
2013
$24,000
1.50% -
2012
$23,640
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Table 2. Teacher Assistant Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of teacher assistants in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for teacher assistants occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $32,680. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $23,150).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$32,680
Federal, State, and Local Government
$29,740
Information
$28,390
Educational Services
$26,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$26,350
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$24,960
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$24,560
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$24,150
Accommodation and Food Services
$23,280
Health Care and Social Assistance
$23,150

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Teacher Assistants by States

From the above tables we note that not only teacher assistants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of teacher assistants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $18,500 to $39,440. The highest paying state for teacher assistants is Alaska with a median annual salary of $39,440. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $18,500. For more salary information of teacher assistants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$39,440
District of Columbia
$33,670
California
$33,660
Washington
$33,280
Maine
$33,240
North Dakota
$31,950
Minnesota
$31,350
Oregon
$31,220
Connecticut
$30,920
Vermont
$30,780
Massachusetts
$30,690
Rhode Island
$30,520
Wyoming
$29,990
Delaware
$29,950
New Hampshire
$29,860
Nevada
$29,560
Hawaii
$29,070
Wisconsin
$28,560
Maryland
$28,350
Colorado
$28,100
New York
$27,600
New Jersey
$27,010
Virgin Islands
$26,950
Virginia
$26,150
Montana
$25,830
Illinois
$25,600
Ohio
$25,520
Kentucky
$25,350
Nebraska
$25,300
Michigan
$25,190
Pennsylvania
$25,150
Missouri
$24,540
Iowa
$24,280
West Virginia
$24,030
Guam
$24,010
Utah
$23,940
Kansas
$23,650
Arizona
$23,340
Florida
$23,220
South Dakota
$23,030
North Carolina
$22,890
Indiana
$22,320
Texas
$22,250
New Mexico
$22,110
Idaho
$22,100
Tennessee
$21,590
South Carolina
$20,920
Alabama
$19,540
Arkansas
$19,270
Georgia
$19,240
Louisiana
$19,090
Mississippi
$18,900
Oklahoma
$18,640
Puerto Rico
$18,500



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