Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

25-9041 Teacher Assistants

Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services. Excludes "Graduate Teaching Assistants" (25-1191).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,214,090 0.6 % (4) $25,270 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,090 $19,160 $23,580 $29,790 $36,560
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 963,420 11.48 (4) $25,490
Child Day Care Services 103,060 12.81 (4) $21,290
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 26,190 0.92 (4) $30,900
Junior Colleges 20,170 2.59 (4) $28,890
Individual and Family Services 19,050 1.53 (4) $23,530

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 103,060 12.81 (4) $21,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools 963,420 11.48 (4) $25,490
Educational Support Services 11,680 8.34 (4) $26,080
Other Schools and Instruction 14,780 4.36 (4) $25,890
Junior Colleges 20,170 2.59 (4) $28,890

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 26,190 0.92 (4) $30,900
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $29,480
Scientific Research and Development Services 450 0.07 (4) $29,120
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 790 0.34 (4) $28,940
Junior Colleges 20,170 2.59 (4) $28,890


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 138,110 9.84 1.04 (4) $29,960
New York 117,140 13.90 1.47 (4) $27,020
Texas 85,560 8.30 0.88 (4) $21,500
Pennsylvania 47,470 8.55 0.90 (4) $25,100
New Jersey 45,840 12.15 1.28 (4) $25,990




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 6,150 21.13 2.23 (4) $25,570
Connecticut 23,730 14.75 1.56 (4) $29,420
New Hampshire 8,880 14.64 1.55 (4) $27,170
New York 117,140 13.90 1.47 (4) $27,020
Wyoming 3,750 13.76 1.45 (4) $25,470




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,190 13.37 1.41 (4) $34,860
Delaware 3,140 7.78 0.82 (4) $31,410
Nevada 4,990 4.48 0.47 (4) $31,300
Maryland 19,800 7.98 0.84 (4) $30,430
Rhode Island 4,740 10.52 1.11 (4) $30,010





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 60,440 11.94 1.26 (4) $28,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 36,090 9.44 1.00 (4) $29,820
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 24,880 6.94 0.73 (4) $24,890
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 20,770 17.18 1.82 (4) $28,350
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,780 6.97 0.74 (4) $21,790
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 17,740 7.96 0.84 (4) $20,950
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,330 7.50 0.79 (4) $29,700
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,280 10.10 1.07 (4) $28,420
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 16,900 9.31 0.98 (4) $27,210
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 15,520 13.59 1.44 (4) $29,410