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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022

25-9045 Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary

This occupation includes the 2018 SOC occupations 25-9042 Teaching Assistants, Preschool, Elementary, Middle, and Secondary School, Except Special Education; 25-9043 Teaching Assistants, Special Education; and 25-9049 Teaching Assistants, All Other.


National estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
Industry profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary

National estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,254,240 0.5 % (4) $ 33,740 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 22,720 $ 27,670 $ 30,920 $ 37,780 $ 46,840
  (4)

Industry profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,065,790 12.69 (4) $ 34,230
Child Care Services 120,350 13.73 (4) $ 29,290
Educational Support Services 11,500 5.17 (4) $ 34,610
Individual and Family Services 11,410 0.40 (4) $ 32,230
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,820 0.18 (4) $ 36,050

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Care Services 120,350 13.73 (4) $ 29,290
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,065,790 12.69 (4) $ 34,230
Educational Support Services 11,500 5.17 (4) $ 34,610
Other Schools and Instruction 9,140 1.96 (4) $ 31,310
Religious Organizations 2,780 1.47 (4) $ 31,800

Top paying industries for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business, Professional, Labor, Political, and Similar Organizations 70 0.02 (4) $ 43,270
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 270 0.34 (4) $ 41,900
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $ 41,850
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 1,690 0.08 (4) $ 40,550
Scientific Research and Development Services 140 0.02 (4) $ 40,420


Geographic profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

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



Map of employment of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2022


States with the highest employment level in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 139,910 7.93 0.94 (4) $ 41,900
New York 120,090 13.18 1.55 (4) $ 36,390
Texas 97,510 7.51 0.88 (4) $ 28,390
Illinois 55,260 9.39 1.11 (4) $ 34,060
New Jersey 50,470 12.28 1.45 (4) $ 35,850


Map of location quotient of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2022


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 5,160 17.58 2.07 (4) $ 36,910
Iowa 23,340 15.35 1.81 (4) $ 28,460
Wyoming 3,760 14.04 1.66 (4) $ 31,950
Kansas 19,350 14.01 1.65 (4) $ 28,310
Alaska 4,080 13.34 1.57 (4) $ 36,760


Map of annual mean wages of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2022


Top paying states for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 37,730 11.08 1.31 (4) $ 43,670
California 139,910 7.93 0.94 (4) $ 41,900
Massachusetts 33,610 9.43 1.11 (4) $ 41,720
District of Columbia 3,200 4.63 0.55 (4) $ 41,130
Connecticut 20,550 12.60 1.49 (4) $ 39,450



Map of employment of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 117,810 12.83 1.51 (4) $ 37,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 44,310 7.26 0.86 (4) $ 42,800
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 40,530 9.18 1.08 (4) $ 35,140
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 24,450 9.04 1.07 (4) $ 41,900
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 24,070 8.69 1.02 (4) $ 33,370
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 23,670 7.82 0.92 (4) $ 40,340
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 22,150 7.25 0.85 (4) $ 28,560
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 21,920 5.76 0.68 (4) $ 29,300
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 20,570 10.92 1.29 (4) $ 38,480
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 17,630 8.66 1.02 (4) $ 47,620


Map of location quotient of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by area, May 2022


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 920 23.90 2.82 (4) $ 31,170
Yakima, WA 1,990 20.90 2.46 (4) $ 40,420
Kingston, NY 1,170 20.87 2.46 (4) $ 33,810
Binghamton, NY 1,870 19.99 2.36 (4) $ 31,290
Grand Forks, ND-MN 930 19.05 2.25 (4) $ 33,490
Yuba City, CA 940 19.05 2.25 (4) $ 39,790
Merced, CA 1,420 18.79 2.22 (4) $ 39,590
Elmira, NY 620 18.33 2.16 (4) $ 31,860
Glens Falls, NY 840 17.07 2.01 (4) $ 32,610
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 730 16.49 1.94 (4) $ 40,350


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