Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
1,299,800 0.6 % (4) $27,950 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,460 $21,170 $26,260 $33,190 $39,780
  (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 1,051,410 12.40 (4) $28,400
Child Day Care Services 122,560 13.90 (4) $23,900
Individual and Family Services 19,020 0.83 (4) $26,040
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 17,820 0.59 (4) $27,550
Junior Colleges 15,410 2.09 (4) $31,410

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 122,560 13.90 (4) $23,900
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,051,410 12.40 (4) $28,400
Educational Support Services 12,170 6.85 (4) $29,140
Other Schools and Instruction 9,340 2.18 (4) $25,960
Junior Colleges 15,410 2.09 (4) $31,410

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.02 (4) $39,730
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 540 0.77 (4) $35,250
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,500 0.16 (4) $32,820
Junior Colleges 15,410 2.09 (4) $31,410
Technical and Trade Schools 1,530 1.14 (4) $30,820


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 162,380 9.73 1.07 (4) $34,290
New York 125,790 13.66 1.50 (4) $29,500
Texas 86,820 7.30 0.80 (4) $23,520
Illinois 60,940 10.28 1.13 (4) $27,470
New Jersey 55,660 13.89 1.52 (4) $28,790




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 5,200 17.05 1.87 (4) $31,600
Alaska 4,810 15.10 1.66 (4) $40,880
Kansas 19,730 14.41 1.58 (4) $24,030
New Jersey 55,660 13.89 1.52 (4) $28,790
North Dakota 5,700 13.69 1.50 (4) $32,010




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,810 15.10 1.66 (4) $40,880
California 162,380 9.73 1.07 (4) $34,290
District of Columbia 3,100 4.38 0.48 (4) $34,230
Washington 36,330 11.40 1.25 (4) $33,630
Maine 7,440 12.41 1.36 (4) $33,460



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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-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 82,080 12.26 1.34 (4) $30,660
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 39,330 8.88 0.97 (4) $34,710
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 35,550 9.71 1.06 (4) $28,740
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 21,790 16.72 1.83 (4) $29,570
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,710 10.20 1.12 (4) $32,620
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 19,330 13.47 1.48 (4) $33,120
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 19,220 6.56 0.72 (4) $23,500
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,820 7.18 0.79 (4) $21,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,700 7.42 0.81 (4) $33,900
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 16,980 14.55 1.60 (4) $30,180


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Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Logan, UT-ID 1,420 26.07 2.86 (4) $26,050
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 940 23.68 2.60 (4) $26,870
Lynn-Saugus-Marblehead, MA NECTA Division 970 22.51 2.47 (4) $33,600
Kingston, NY 1,250 21.08 2.31 (4) $28,010
Lawrence, KS 1,010 20.42 2.24 (4) $23,570
Yakima, WA 1,810 20.19 2.21 (4) $31,660
Dutchess County-Putnam County, NY Metropolitan Division 2,700 19.48 2.14 (4) $28,250
Hinesville, GA 340 19.42 2.13 (4) $20,550
Albany, OR 830 19.40 2.13 (4) $27,990
Midland, MI 650 18.77 2.06 (4) $23,920