Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
1,331,560 0.6 % (4) $28,750 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,670 $21,940 $26,970 $34,190 $41,020
  (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 1,073,300 12.56 (4) $29,180
Child Day Care Services 130,700 14.49 (4) $24,570
Individual and Family Services 17,730 0.73 (4) $27,070
Junior Colleges 16,800 2.33 (4) $34,090
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 16,630 0.55 (4) $29,740

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 130,700 14.49 (4) $24,570
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,073,300 12.56 (4) $29,180
Educational Support Services 13,350 7.27 (4) $30,000
Other Schools and Instruction 10,650 2.38 (4) $26,600
Junior Colleges 16,800 2.33 (4) $34,090

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 (8) (8) (4) $39,600
Junior Colleges 16,800 2.33 (4) $34,090
Performing Arts Companies (8) (8) (4) $33,340
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 220 0.09 (4) $33,240
State Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OES Designation) 3,990 0.18 (4) $31,890


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 167,950 9.88 1.07 (4) $35,350
New York 123,960 13.21 1.44 (4) $31,330
Texas 88,700 7.32 0.80 (4) $23,290
Illinois 60,630 10.12 1.10 (4) $27,710
New Jersey 55,130 13.61 1.48 (4) $29,150




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 4,820 15.78 1.72 (4) $32,630
New Hampshire 9,360 14.33 1.56 (4) $30,770
Kansas 19,390 14.10 1.53 (4) $24,650
Alaska 4,440 14.07 1.53 (4) $39,640
Maine 8,370 13.82 1.50 (4) $33,600




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,440 14.07 1.53 (4) $39,640
Massachusetts 38,770 10.85 1.18 (4) $35,680
California 167,950 9.88 1.07 (4) $35,350
District of Columbia 2,860 4.01 0.44 (4) $35,300
Washington 37,810 11.60 1.26 (4) $35,130





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-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 121,470 12.79 1.39 (4) $31,880
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 52,700 8.61 0.94 (4) $36,460
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 45,280 9.75 1.06 (4) $28,670
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 28,460 10.32 1.12 (4) $35,680
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 28,340 9.95 1.08 (4) $27,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 24,070 7.68 0.83 (4) $32,910
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,340 10.91 1.19 (4) $32,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 20,130 6.75 0.73 (4) $22,750
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 20,120 5.64 0.61 (4) $23,750
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 20,060 13.43 1.46 (4) $35,080