Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
1,263,820 0.6 % (4) $27,120 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,120 $20,520 $25,410 $31,990 $38,820
  (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 1,025,520 12.17 (4) $27,550
Child Day Care Services 118,340 13.76 (4) $23,260
Individual and Family Services 19,110 1.13 (4) $25,190
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 18,300 0.61 (4) $28,730
Junior Colleges 14,720 1.96 (4) $30,620

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 118,340 13.76 (4) $23,260
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,025,520 12.17 (4) $27,550
Educational Support Services 10,780 6.22 (4) $28,090
Religious Organizations 4,170 2.18 (4) $26,910
Other Schools and Instruction 8,880 2.14 (4) $25,280

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) $34,430
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 490 0.69 (4) $33,420
Junior Colleges 14,720 1.96 (4) $30,620
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 230 0.10 (4) $29,660
Technical and Trade Schools 1,640 1.18 (4) $28,770


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 152,710 9.56 1.06 (4) $32,460
New York 125,830 13.83 1.54 (4) $28,400
Texas 84,270 7.17 0.80 (4) $22,860
Illinois 58,250 9.87 1.10 (4) $27,510
New Jersey 55,490 14.03 1.56 (4) $27,860




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 5,110 16.77 1.86 (4) $31,090
Alaska 4,770 14.73 1.64 (4) $40,220
New Jersey 55,490 14.03 1.56 (4) $27,860
New York 125,830 13.83 1.54 (4) $28,400
Kansas 18,910 13.76 1.53 (4) $23,720




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,770 14.73 1.64 (4) $40,220
Maine 7,300 12.24 1.36 (4) $33,480
District of Columbia 3,770 5.37 0.60 (4) $32,570
California 152,710 9.56 1.06 (4) $32,460
Washington 35,530 11.58 1.29 (4) $32,010





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 83,940 12.74 1.42 (4) $29,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 39,720 9.41 1.05 (4) $31,830
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 34,510 9.48 1.05 (4) $28,990
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 22,160 17.22 1.91 (4) $29,160
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,140 10.02 1.11 (4) $32,100
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,710 7.51 0.83 (4) $33,570
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 18,380 7.20 0.80 (4) $22,110
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 17,980 6.13 0.68 (4) $22,800
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 17,680 12.98 1.44 (4) $32,550
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 16,400 14.16 1.57 (4) $28,790