Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
1,192,590 0.6 % (4) $26,000 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,510 $19,610 $24,430 $30,670 $37,270
  (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 965,800 11.62 (4) $26,310
Child Day Care Services 107,210 13.18 (4) $22,300
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,530 0.73 (4) $29,660
Individual and Family Services 17,900 1.21 (4) $24,430
Junior Colleges 14,260 1.87 (4) $30,730

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 107,210 13.18 (4) $22,300
Elementary and Secondary Schools 965,800 11.62 (4) $26,310
Educational Support Services 11,820 7.91 (4) $26,220
Other Schools and Instruction 10,680 2.83 (4) $24,430
Religious Organizations 4,210 2.24 (4) $24,440

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 280 0.12 (4) $31,770
Scientific Research and Development Services 130 0.02 (4) $31,580
Offices of Physicians 190 0.01 (4) $31,350
Junior Colleges 14,260 1.87 (4) $30,730
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 21,530 0.73 (4) $29,660


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 132,120 8.74 0.99 (4) $30,410
New York 118,970 13.50 1.53 (4) $27,780
Texas 76,170 6.78 0.77 (4) $21,270
New Jersey 51,250 13.24 1.50 (4) $26,690
Illinois 50,340 8.73 0.99 (4) $26,960



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 5,490 18.24 2.07 (4) $29,390
Kansas 19,380 14.26 1.62 (4) $23,590
New Hampshire 8,640 13.79 1.56 (4) $28,280
New York 118,970 13.50 1.53 (4) $27,780
New Jersey 51,250 13.24 1.50 (4) $26,690



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,070 12.53 1.42 (4) $37,440
Rhode Island 4,390 9.45 1.07 (4) $31,670
Maine 7,740 13.19 1.49 (4) $31,190
Nevada 5,100 4.28 0.49 (4) $31,040
Washington 34,220 11.81 1.34 (4) $30,880




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 64,130 11.90 1.35 (4) $29,410
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 35,590 8.77 0.99 (4) $29,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 33,040 8.81 1.00 (4) $28,400
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 21,020 16.66 1.89 (4) $29,350
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 17,890 9.80 1.11 (4) $32,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 17,770 7.47 0.85 (4) $29,920
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 16,610 6.95 0.79 (4) $22,010
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 15,690 5.52 0.63 (4) $21,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 15,220 8.48 0.96 (4) $30,230
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 15,120 8.12 0.92 (4) $26,110