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Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics
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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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.


National estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
Industry profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary
Geographic profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary

National estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
1,187,270 0.6 % (4) $ 31,760 0.3 %

Percentile wage estimates for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $ 21,890 $ 24,040 $ 29,360 $ 36,970 $ 46,530
  (4)

Industry profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,017,910 12.58 (4) $ 32,170
Child Day Care Services 103,540 12.87 (4) $ 27,920
Individual and Family Services 11,270 0.42 (4) $ 30,290
Educational Support Services 10,300 5.28 (4) $ 30,620
Local Government, excluding schools and hospitals (OEWS Designation) 9,420 0.18 (4) $ 33,860

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Child Day Care Services 103,540 12.87 (4) $ 27,920
Elementary and Secondary Schools 1,017,910 12.58 (4) $ 32,170
Educational Support Services 10,300 5.28 (4) $ 30,620
Other Schools and Instruction 7,570 1.90 (4) $ 31,560
Religious Organizations 2,310 1.29 (4) $ 31,360

Top paying industries for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 110 0.01 (4) $ 42,690
Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Hospitals 200 0.08 (4) $ 37,020
Outpatient Care Centers 370 0.04 (4) $ 37,000
Technical and Trade Schools 350 0.27 (4) $ 36,940
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1,100 0.04 (4) $ 34,360


Geographic profile for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary, see the Create Customized Tables function.



Map of employment of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 128,790 7.79 0.92 (4) $ 39,610
New York 108,780 12.55 1.49 (4) $ 34,450
Texas 89,130 7.29 0.87 (4) $ 25,460
Illinois 52,530 9.35 1.11 (4) $ 31,320
Florida 46,170 5.36 0.64 (4) $ 29,270


Map of location quotient of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Vermont 4,950 17.43 2.07 (4) $ 36,300
Iowa 22,390 15.08 1.79 (4) $ 27,370
Kansas 19,240 14.37 1.71 (4) $ 27,110
Wyoming 3,610 13.84 1.64 (4) $ 32,000
New Hampshire 8,760 13.79 1.64 (4) $ 33,730


Map of annual mean wages of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 33,440 10.43 1.24 (4) $ 42,130
California 128,790 7.79 0.92 (4) $ 39,610
Massachusetts 31,670 9.33 1.11 (4) $ 39,090
District of Columbia 3,350 5.07 0.60 (4) $ 37,970
Connecticut 19,430 12.35 1.47 (4) $ 37,180



Map of employment of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

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 104,340 12.02 1.43 (4) $ 35,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 42,770 7.48 0.89 (4) $ 40,510
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 39,090 9.23 1.10 (4) $ 32,590
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 24,490 9.23 1.09 (4) $ 31,620
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 23,760 9.19 1.09 (4) $ 38,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 21,570 7.35 0.87 (4) $ 39,950
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 20,380 5.68 0.67 (4) $ 26,060
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 20,070 6.93 0.82 (4) $ 24,840
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 19,170 10.52 1.25 (4) $ 37,850
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 17,060 6.59 0.78 (4) $ 26,710


Map of location quotient of teaching assistants, except postsecondary by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Teaching Assistants, Except Postsecondary:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 760 20.19 2.40 (4) $ 29,620
Kingston, NY 1,080 19.99 2.37 (4) $ 32,610
Grand Forks, ND-MN 960 19.83 2.35 (4) $ 32,830
Yakima, WA 1,710 18.73 2.22 (4) $ 39,760
Binghamton, NY 1,690 18.47 2.19 (4) $ 30,200
Merced, CA 1,330 18.47 2.19 (4) $ 36,120
Yuba City, CA 840 17.86 2.12 (4) $ 38,280
Elmira, NY 550 16.99 2.02 (4) $ 30,520
Dover-Durham, NH-ME 840 16.95 2.01 (4) $ 33,770
Pocatello, ID 570 16.82 2.00 (4) $ 23,550