Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
1,190,720 0.6 % (4) $25,570 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,300 $19,430 $24,000 $30,190 $36,770
  (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 946,670 11.43 (4) $25,860
Child Day Care Services 103,760 12.88 (4) $21,700
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,570 1.01 (4) $28,780
Individual and Family Services 17,600 1.26 (4) $24,190
Junior Colleges 15,940 2.09 (4) $29,480

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 103,760 12.88 (4) $21,700
Elementary and Secondary Schools 946,670 11.43 (4) $25,860
Educational Support Services 14,760 9.87 (4) $26,360
Other Schools and Instruction 14,240 3.92 (4) $24,580
Religious Organizations 4,340 2.34 (4) $24,600

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 380 0.16 (4) $29,850
Scientific Research and Development Services 300 0.05 (4) $29,620
Junior Colleges 15,940 2.09 (4) $29,480
Offices of Physicians 240 0.01 (4) $29,080
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 29,570 1.01 (4) $28,780


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 136,180 9.25 1.03 (4) $29,820
New York 118,060 13.67 1.52 (4) $27,080
Texas 76,350 7.00 0.78 (4) $20,780
New Jersey 50,190 13.14 1.46 (4) $26,530
Illinois 45,100 7.91 0.88 (4) $24,880




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 5,570 18.66 2.08 (4) $27,740
Kansas 19,170 14.35 1.60 (4) $22,720
New York 118,060 13.67 1.52 (4) $27,080
New Hampshire 8,200 13.21 1.47 (4) $27,770
New Jersey 50,190 13.14 1.46 (4) $26,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 3,960 12.27 1.37 (4) $36,630
Rhode Island 4,540 9.96 1.11 (4) $31,460
Nevada 5,140 4.46 0.50 (4) $31,360
Washington 33,280 11.77 1.31 (4) $30,630
Maine 7,640 13.12 1.46 (4) $30,550





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 62,910 12.00 1.34 (4) $28,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 33,060 8.32 0.93 (4) $29,410
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 28,090 7.59 0.85 (4) $25,490
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 21,060 17.04 1.90 (4) $28,340
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,090 10.65 1.19 (4) $29,880
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,020 6.77 0.75 (4) $29,090
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,830 5.74 0.64 (4) $20,590
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 15,330 6.64 0.74 (4) $21,510
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 14,800 12.32 1.37 (4) $29,070
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 14,660 7.96 0.89 (4) $26,860