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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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; and the 2010 SOC occupation 25-9041 Teacher Assistants.


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: Top

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)
1,272,840 0.7 % (4) $ 30,630 0.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 19,610 $ 23,830 $ 28,900 $ 36,110 $ 44,290
  (4)

Industry profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary: Top

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 1,067,040 12.94 (4) $ 30,970
Child Day Care Services 111,110 14.03 (4) $ 26,600
Individual and Family Services 14,400 0.56 (4) $ 29,200
Educational Support Services 11,470 6.19 (4) $ 30,750
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 10,700 0.20 (4) $ 30,580

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 Day Care Services 111,110 14.03 (4) $ 26,600
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,067,040 12.94 (4) $ 30,970
Educational Support Services 11,470 6.19 (4) $ 30,750
Other Schools and Instruction 9,910 2.47 (4) $ 30,680
Religious Organizations 3,930 2.10 (4) $ 30,580

Top paying industries for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 210 0.03 (4) $ 38,900
Junior Colleges 7,000 1.03 (4) $ 38,820
Outpatient Care Centers 580 0.06 (4) $ 36,080
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $ 35,570
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 300 0.43 (4) $ 34,680


Geographic profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary: Top

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.





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 155,690 9.48 1.04 (4) $ 37,260
New York 118,060 13.58 1.48 (4) $ 34,400
Texas 87,350 7.22 0.79 (4) $ 23,490
Illinois 59,560 10.58 1.16 (4) $ 29,780
New Jersey 53,940 14.26 1.56 (4) $ 31,880




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)
New Hampshire 9,480 15.31 1.67 (4) $ 32,730
Kansas 20,050 15.05 1.65 (4) $ 26,250
Iowa 21,520 14.64 1.60 (4) $ 26,590
Vermont 4,080 14.53 1.59 (4) $ 34,060
New Jersey 53,940 14.26 1.56 (4) $ 31,880




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)
Alaska 3,790 12.79 1.40 (4) $ 39,720
Washington 36,950 11.57 1.26 (4) $ 38,650
Massachusetts 35,110 10.48 1.15 (4) $ 38,210
Maryland 17,360 6.88 0.75 (4) $ 37,460
California 155,690 9.48 1.04 (4) $ 37,260





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 115,780 13.11 1.43 (4) $ 35,500
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 49,430 8.49 0.93 (4) $ 37,970
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,130 10.35 1.13 (4) $ 30,930
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 28,780 10.67 1.17 (4) $ 29,630
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 25,940 9.97 1.09 (4) $ 37,800
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 22,160 7.33 0.80 (4) $ 36,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 20,750 11.22 1.23 (4) $ 34,710
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 20,030 5.58 0.61 (4) $ 23,920
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 19,930 6.71 0.73 (4) $ 22,710
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 18,260 12.26 1.34 (4) $ 37,360




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)
Logan, UT-ID 1,310 22.50 2.46 (4) $ 26,500
Hinesville, GA 380 21.40 2.34 (4) $ 19,860
Elmira, NY 680 21.38 2.34 (4) $ 28,350
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 760 21.02 2.30 (4) $ 27,640
Yakima, WA 1,890 20.96 2.29 (4) $ 37,680
Yuba City, CA 920 20.93 2.29 (4) $ 35,360
Kingston, NY 1,110 20.22 2.21 (4) $ 32,180
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 850 19.83 2.17 (4) $ 34,670
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,920 19.67 2.15 (4) $ 36,370
Binghamton, NY 1,740 18.85 2.06 (4) $ 27,160