Teacher assistants

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Total Workforce

1.1M

Average Age

42.4

Average Salary

$20,656

Average Male Salary

$26,453

Average Female Salary

$19,927

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Teacher assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Teacher assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Teacher assistants, by average wage, is Restaurants & Food Services. Teacher assistants are paid most in Summerville Town & Ladson PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Spring Valley, Suffern Villages & Monsey PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$20,656

AVERAGE SALARY

± $408

In 2017, Teacher assistants earned an average of $20,656, $31,409 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Parking lot attendants make somewhat more than Teacher assistants while Personal care aides make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Teacher assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.355

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Teacher assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.355, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Teacher assistants (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Teacher assistants.

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Spatial Concentration

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Teacher assistants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Teacher assistants, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Child day care services, and Other schools & instruction and educational support services.

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Industries by Share

1.1M

2017 Workforce

± 25,650

5.59%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 3.17%

The number of people employed as Teacher assistants has been growing at a rate of 5.59%, from 1,041,397 people in 2016 to 1,099,650 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Teacher assistants employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Teacher assistants at  85.1%, followed by Child day care services with 10.4% and Other schools & instruction and educational support services with 1.26%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Teacher assistants in the US. The average age of male Teacher assistants in the workforce is 37.6 and of female Teacher assistants is 43, and the most common race/ethnicity for Teacher assistants is White.

Gender Composition

123k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 8,597

977k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 24,186

88.8% of Teacher assistants are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Teacher assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Teacher assistants

  1. White

  2. Black

  3. Other

73.4% of Teacher assistants are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Teacher assistants, Black is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Teacher assistants.

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Age by Gender

37.6

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 1.05

43

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.361

The median age of Teacher assistants is 42.4, and Male employees are generally 5.38 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Teacher assistants from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Teacher assistants is Education but a relatively high number of Teacher assistants hold a major in Human Sciences.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Teacher assistants from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Teacher assistants need many skills, but most especially Active Listening, Speaking, and Learning Strategies. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Teacher assistants need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Troubleshooting, and Service Orientation.

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