Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
1,185,700 0.6 % (4) $25,310 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,180 $19,210 $23,640 $29,900 $36,680
  (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 938,210 11.32 (4) $25,550
Child Day Care Services 104,500 12.98 (4) $21,460
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,890 1.03 (4) $29,700
Junior Colleges 17,480 2.29 (4) $29,140
Individual and Family Services 16,420 1.26 (4) $23,980

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 104,500 12.98 (4) $21,460
Elementary and Secondary Schools 938,210 11.32 (4) $25,550
Educational Support Services 12,930 8.77 (4) $26,370
Other Schools and Instruction 15,150 4.28 (4) $25,130
Junior Colleges 17,480 2.29 (4) $29,140

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 29,890 1.03 (4) $29,700
Offices of Physicians 190 0.01 (4) $29,590
Scientific Research and Development Services 500 0.08 (4) $29,320
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 360 0.15 (4) $29,210
Junior Colleges 17,480 2.29 (4) $29,140


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 134,840 9.43 1.04 (4) $29,490
New York 118,500 13.87 1.52 (4) $27,130
Texas 78,300 7.40 0.81 (4) $20,720
New Jersey 47,830 12.61 1.39 (4) $26,170
Pennsylvania 44,840 8.01 0.88 (4) $25,100




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 5,860 19.93 2.19 (4) $27,100
New York 118,500 13.87 1.52 (4) $27,130
New Hampshire 8,410 13.73 1.51 (4) $27,810
Maine 7,900 13.60 1.49 (4) $30,160
Kansas 16,960 12.84 1.41 (4) $22,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,040 12.67 1.39 (4) $33,510
Nevada 4,580 4.06 0.45 (4) $32,300
Delaware 3,310 8.15 0.90 (4) $30,590
Maine 7,900 13.60 1.49 (4) $30,160
Washington 33,360 12.07 1.33 (4) $30,120





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 61,470 11.92 1.31 (4) $28,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 35,070 9.06 1.00 (4) $28,560
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 27,150 7.46 0.82 (4) $24,080
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 21,850 17.87 1.96 (4) $28,170
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,570 11.19 1.23 (4) $29,130
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 16,310 6.18 0.68 (4) $20,870
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,230 6.93 0.76 (4) $29,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,020 7.08 0.78 (4) $21,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 15,000 8.23 0.90 (4) $27,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 14,480 12.48 1.37 (4) $29,520