Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
1,228,440 0.6 % (4) $26,550 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,920 $19,920 $24,900 $31,220 $38,000
  (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 996,710 11.93 (4) $26,870
Child Day Care Services 110,300 13.25 (4) $22,960
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,960 0.70 (4) $29,700
Individual and Family Services 18,910 1.19 (4) $24,610
Junior Colleges 13,900 1.84 (4) $31,110

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 110,300 13.25 (4) $22,960
Elementary and Secondary Schools 996,710 11.93 (4) $26,870
Educational Support Services 11,450 6.93 (4) $27,420
Other Schools and Instruction 9,550 2.45 (4) $25,280
Religious Organizations 4,330 2.29 (4) $25,240

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 130 0.02 (4) $35,570
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 500 0.69 (4) $34,730
Junior Colleges 13,900 1.84 (4) $31,110
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 280 0.12 (4) $30,420
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 20,960 0.70 (4) $29,700


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 141,010 9.10 1.02 (4) $31,220
New York 123,900 13.79 1.55 (4) $27,710
Texas 80,040 6.92 0.78 (4) $22,140
Illinois 54,720 9.35 1.05 (4) $27,600
New Jersey 54,350 13.91 1.56 (4) $27,170



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 5,430 17.89 2.01 (4) $30,350
Kansas 19,650 14.33 1.61 (4) $23,680
New Jersey 54,350 13.91 1.56 (4) $27,170
New York 123,900 13.79 1.55 (4) $27,710
New Hampshire 8,600 13.54 1.52 (4) $28,810



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 4,260 13.02 1.46 (4) $39,830
Maine 7,310 12.35 1.39 (4) $32,830
Rhode Island 4,410 9.35 1.05 (4) $32,770
Nevada 5,320 4.31 0.48 (4) $31,670
Washington 33,510 11.23 1.26 (4) $31,570




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 82,970 12.81 1.44 (4) $28,550
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 37,180 9.06 1.02 (4) $30,990
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 31,550 8.83 0.99 (4) $29,230
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 21,470 16.82 1.89 (4) $29,390
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,080 10.15 1.14 (4) $32,040
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 18,640 7.71 0.87 (4) $32,050
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,080 6.88 0.77 (4) $21,770
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 16,760 5.72 0.64 (4) $21,950
Newark, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 15,870 13.76 1.54 (4) $27,530
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 14,580 7.77 0.87 (4) $25,090