Information About Teacher Assistants

Training Requirements for Teacher Assistants

Teacher assistants need some college, no degree.

Degrees for Teacher assistants
Training for Teacher Assistants
Percent
Less than High School 4.2
High School 29.7
Some College 27.2
Associates Degree 13.8
Bachelors Degree 20.3
Masters Degree 4.2
Doctorate or Professional Degree 0.6

Employment outlook for Teacher Assistants

Represents about 1,234,000 people in the United States.

Employment prospects are up Over the next 5 years there will be aproximately 78,000 more teacher assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 374,000 more.


Annual Salaries

On average, teacher assistants make $27,120 per year.

Annual Salary Distribution in U.S. Dollars ($)
Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Teacher assistants $18,120 $20,520 $25,410 $31,990 $38,820
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Other education, training, and library occupations $18,460 $21,230 $27,500 $36,980 $53,500
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

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

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