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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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 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)
1,346,910 0.6 % (4) $29,640 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,940 $22,920 $27,920 $35,300 $43,040
  (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 1,098,570 12.77 (4) $30,040
Child Day Care Services 133,920 14.49 (4) $25,620
Individual and Family Services 15,470 0.61 (4) $27,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 12,960 0.42 (4) $30,560
Educational Support Services 12,510 6.37 (4) $31,020

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 133,920 14.49 (4) $25,620
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,098,570 12.77 (4) $30,040
Educational Support Services 12,510 6.37 (4) $31,020
Other Schools and Instruction 12,270 2.64 (4) $28,910
Religious Organizations 3,930 1.95 (4) $29,260

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 140 0.02 (4) $40,120
Junior Colleges 11,250 1.58 (4) $35,740
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 210 0.08 (4) $34,980
Outpatient Care Centers 220 0.02 (4) $34,190
Performing Arts Companies 60 0.05 (4) $32,920


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 163,260 9.39 1.02 (4) $36,200
New York 131,100 13.77 1.50 (4) $33,720
Texas 88,330 7.11 0.77 (4) $23,220
Illinois 60,830 10.10 1.10 (4) $28,390
New Jersey 57,080 13.96 1.52 (4) $30,320




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 4,650 15.19 1.66 (4) $33,500
New Hampshire 9,600 14.53 1.58 (4) $31,800
Iowa 22,250 14.36 1.57 (4) $25,390
Maine 8,620 14.10 1.54 (4) $34,340
New Jersey 57,080 13.96 1.52 (4) $30,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,350 13.72 1.50 (4) $38,920
Massachusetts 37,940 10.48 1.14 (4) $36,230
California 163,260 9.39 1.02 (4) $36,200
Connecticut 22,350 13.42 1.46 (4) $36,140
Washington 40,040 12.06 1.32 (4) $35,960





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 127,740 13.23 1.44 (4) $34,380
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 51,050 8.18 0.89 (4) $37,100
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 44,680 9.55 1.04 (4) $29,500
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 32,390 11.26 1.23 (4) $28,650
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 28,570 10.21 1.11 (4) $36,050
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 25,590 8.05 0.88 (4) $33,970
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,720 11.02 1.20 (4) $33,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 20,660 6.77 0.74 (4) $22,520
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 19,910 5.45 0.59 (4) $24,040
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 19,020 9.41 1.03 (4) $38,090