Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
1,249,380 0.6 % (4) $24,880 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $16,510 $18,770 $23,220 $29,400 $36,130
  (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 999,450 11.71 (4) $25,120
Child Day Care Services 104,810 13.17 (4) $20,870
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 31,190 1.10 (4) $28,750
Individual and Family Services 20,240 1.67 (4) $23,060
Junior Colleges 18,700 2.45 (4) $29,250

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 104,810 13.17 (4) $20,870
Elementary and Secondary Schools 999,450 11.71 (4) $25,120
Educational Support Services 12,020 9.03 (4) $25,480
Other Schools and Instruction 11,900 3.70 (4) $26,240
Religious Organizations 5,430 2.94 (4) $21,820

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
State Government (OES Designation) 3,640 0.16 (4) $30,920
Junior Colleges 18,700 2.45 (4) $29,250
Specialty (except Psychiatric and Substance Abuse) Hospitals 170 0.08 (4) $29,050
Outpatient Care Centers 390 0.07 (4) $28,790
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 31,190 1.10 (4) $28,750


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 158,430 11.32 1.15 (4) $30,160
New York 122,420 14.67 1.49 (4) $26,380
Texas 86,550 8.58 0.87 (4) $21,140
Pennsylvania 48,800 8.90 0.91 (4) $24,270
New Jersey 44,050 11.68 1.19 (4) $25,260




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 5,990 20.87 2.12 (4) $25,340
Connecticut 25,110 15.71 1.60 (4) $29,140
New Hampshire 9,300 15.42 1.57 (4) $26,080
New York 122,420 14.67 1.49 (4) $26,380
Wyoming 3,890 14.42 1.47 (4) $23,530




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,250 13.79 1.40 (4) $33,960
California 158,430 11.32 1.15 (4) $30,160
Washington 30,840 11.45 1.17 (4) $29,460
Rhode Island 4,410 9.83 1.00 (4) $29,370
Maine 8,070 13.98 1.42 (4) $29,290

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-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 61,120 12.27 1.25 (4) $27,620
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 48,250 12.64 1.29 (4) $31,270
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 22,380 6.32 0.64 (4) $24,430
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division 22,210 18.46 1.88 (4) $27,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 19,360 8.80 0.90 (4) $20,920
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 18,010 10.73 1.09 (4) $29,790
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 17,220 9.54 0.97 (4) $26,290
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 17,160 6.87 0.70 (4) $21,640
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 16,460 9.93 1.01 (4) $29,380
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 16,390 7.16 0.73 (4) $30,040




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)
Redding, CA 1,640 27.42 2.79 (4) $23,010
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 930 24.48 2.49 (4) $28,700
Kingston, NY 1,420 24.19 2.46 (4) $23,800
Merced, CA 1,380 24.14 2.46 (4) $31,050
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 5,590 23.15 2.36 (4) $24,940
El Centro, CA 1,090 21.72 2.21 (4) $25,840
Logan, UT-ID 1,010 21.08 2.15 (4) $23,460
Yakima, WA 1,580 20.02 2.04 (4) $28,110
Visalia-Porterville, CA 2,610 20.02 2.04 (4) $27,860
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 1,160 19.54 1.99 (4) $23,180