Teaching assistants

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Total Workforce

1.24M

Average Age

41.4

Average Salary

$21,817

Average Male Salary

$26,143

Average Female Salary

$21,016

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Teaching assistants and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Teaching assistants, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Teaching assistants, by average wage, is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. Teaching assistants are paid most in Seminole County (North Central) PUMA, FL but are relatively concentrated in Borough Park, Kensington & Ocean Parkway PUMA, NY.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$21,817

AVERAGE SALARY

± $474

In 2018, Teaching assistants earned an average of $21,817, $32,071 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Manicurists and pedicurists make somewhat more than Teaching assistants while Models, demonstrators, & product promoters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Teaching assistants as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.376

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Teaching assistants had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.376, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Teaching 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 Teaching 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 Teaching assistants.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Teaching assistants, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, and Child day care services.

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Industries by Share

1.24M

2018 Workforce

± 27,192

This graphic shows the share of Teaching assistants employed by various industries. Elementary & secondary schools employs the largest share of Teaching assistants at  78.7%, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges with 9.35% and Child day care services with 8.7%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Teaching assistants in the US. The average age of male Teaching assistants in the workforce is 35 and of female Teaching assistants is 42.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Teaching assistants is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

193k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,785

1.04M

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 24,994

84.4% of Teaching assistants are Female, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Teaching assistants.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Teaching assistants

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

58.4% of Teaching assistants are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 13.9% of Teaching assistants, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Teaching assistants.

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Age by Gender

35

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.787

42.6

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 0.356

The median age of Teaching assistants is 41.4, and Male employees are generally 7.56 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

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