Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

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 or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area 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)
Wage RSE (3)
1,275,410 0.5 % (4) $24,280 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $15,870 $18,260 $22,820 $28,820 $35,350
  (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 Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,023,190 (4) $24,500
Child Day Care Services 106,330 (4) $20,480
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,430 (4) $28,840
Individual and Family Services 21,450 (4) $22,450
Junior Colleges 18,200 (4) $28,560

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 28,430 (4) $28,840
Junior Colleges 18,200 (4) $28,560
State Government (OES Designation) (8) (4) $27,600
Technical and Trade Schools 2,040 (4) $26,580
Other Schools and Instruction 10,960 (4) $25,870


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Vermont 5,770 (4) $24,950 19.618
Connecticut 28,230 (4) $28,600 17.118
Kansas 20,200 (4) $21,130 14.978
New Hampshire 9,210 (4) $25,280 14.863
New York 124,880 (4) $25,530 14.715

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 4,120 (4) $35,290 13.380
California 166,810 (4) $29,840 11.478
Rhode Island 4,300 (4) $29,280 9.381
Washington 30,000 (4) $28,890 10.756
Connecticut 28,230 (4) $28,600 17.118


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
El Centro, CA 1,260 (4) $26,970 24.853
Redding, CA 1,440 (4) $24,340 23.460
Kingston, NY 1,390 (4) $23,460 23.310
Merced, CA 1,360 (4) $30,070 22.793
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,970 (4) $27,440 22.547

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
State College, PA 1,150 (4) $36,750 17.340
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 7,700 (4) $33,770 7.835
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 12,250 (4) $33,150 8.550
Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD Metropolitan Division 4,870 (4) $32,990 8.728
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 6,930 (4) $32,680 7.797


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010