Information About Teacher Assistants

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Teacher assistants need short-term on-the-job training.

Degrees for Teacher assistants
Training for Teacher Assistants
Less than High School 2.9
High School 32.6
Some College 31.1
Associates Degree 13.9
Bachelors Degree 15.9
Masters Degree 3.1
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.4


Represents about 1,312,000 people in the United States- 0.2% of which are self-employed

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 134,000 more teacher assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 412,000 more.

Annual Salaries

On average, teacher assistants make $25,270 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Teacher assistants $17,090 $19,160 $23,580 $29,790 $36,560
Education, training, and library occupations $20,780 $30,630 $46,060 $63,740 $85,510
National Average $18,000 $22,380 $34,460 $55,470 $85,280

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics