Learning Assistant Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for learning assistants in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:

  • There are over 7,606 learning assistants currently employed in the United States.
  • 54.5% of all learning assistants are women, while only 39.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed learning assistant is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of learning assistants is White (61.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (17.1%) and Black or African American (9.6%).
  • The majority of learning assistants are located in CO, Boulder and FL, Miami.
  • Learning assistants are paid an average annual salary of $31,740.
  • Learning assistants average starting salary is $22,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 93% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid learning assistants earn as much as $44,000 or more.
  • 8% of all learning assistants are LGBT.
  • Learning assistants are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Learning Assistant Statistics By Gender

Among learning assistants, 54.5% of them are women compared to 39.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 54.5%
  • Male, 39.5%
  • Unknown, 6.0%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
54.5%
Male
39.5%
Unknown
6.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Learning Assistant

Women Earn 93¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$27,656
female-income
Female Income
$25,602

Learning Assistant Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the learning assistant position over time.

Male
Female
19%
16%
13%
9%
6%
3%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
8.42%
91.58%
2009
8.65%
91.35%
2010
8.87%
91.13%
2011
9.66%
90.34%
2012
9.59%
90.41%
2013
10.12%
89.88%
2014
11.41%
88.59%
2015
10.72%
89.28%
2016
11.27%
88.73%
2017
10.71%
89.29%
2018
14.22%
85.78%

Learning Assistant Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, torque tester and agriculture consultant have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Infant Teacher8%89%
Lead Toddler Teacher8%88%
Nursery Teacher9%88%
Learning Assistant39%54%
Certified Performance Technologist74%21%
Agriculture Consultant79%15%
Torque Tester81%19%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Torque Tester
Agriculture Consultant
Certified Performance Technologist
Learning Assistant
Nursery Teacher
Lead Toddler Teacher
Infant Teacher
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Learning Assistant Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among learning assistants is White, which makes up 61.8% of all learning assistants. Comparatively, there are 17.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.6% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 61.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 17.1%
  • Black or African American, 9.6%
  • Asian, 7.8%
  • Unknown, 2.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%
Job Title
Learning Assistant RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
61.8%
Hispanic or Latino
17.1%
Black or African American
9.6%
Asian
7.8%
Unknown
2.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.3%

Learning Assistant Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2008-2018 among learning assistants.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
66.05%
10.29%
4.95%
15.49%
2011
64.45%
11.55%
4.95%
15.43%
2012
64.43%
10.96%
4.98%
16.11%
2013
66.22%
10.63%
5.01%
14.64%
2014
64.23%
10.80%
5.50%
15.84%
2015
64.03%
10.51%
5.52%
16.50%
2016
63.51%
10.05%
5.58%
16.68%
2017
63.50%
9.98%
5.97%
16.83%
2018
61.75%
9.56%
7.84%
17.12%

Learning Assistant Wage Gap By Race

Asian learning assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White learning assistants have the lowest average salary at $25,537.
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
$25,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$26,810
White$25,537
Black or African American$26,289
Asian$27,584
Hispanic or Latino$26,924

Average Age of a Learning Assistant

We determined the average age of learning assistants based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female
RaceascdescMale AgeascdescFemale Ageascdesc
Black or African American
42
48
Unknown
33
42
Asian
29
45
Hispanic or Latino
30
42
White
34
49
American Indian and Alaska Native
46.5
45

Learning Assistant Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of learning assistant employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of learning assistants is 40+ years old, which represents 65% of the population.

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Learning Assistant YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
17%
30-40 years
17%
40+ years
65%

Types of Learning Assistant Degree Levels

Learning Assistant Wage Gap By Education

Learning assistants with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $29,150 annually. With a Bachelors degree, learning assistants earn a median annual income of $26,841 compared to $25,677 for learning assistants with an Associate degree.
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
$27,000
$26,000
$25,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$25,602
Master's Degree$29,150
Bachelor's Degree$26,841
Some College/ Associate Degree$25,677

Learning Assistant Employment Statistics

This section highlights the information we gathered about the types of businesses and industries that employ learning assistants. We found that the most common company type is education. In addition, the industry that employs the most learning assistants is the education industry.

Company Size

We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire learning assistants.

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< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Company SizeascdescPercentagesascdesc
< 50 employees
2%
50 - 100 employees
3%
100 - 500 employees
20%
500 - 1,000 employees
14%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
48%
> 10,000 employees
14%

The Types Of Companies Learning Assistant Work In

Employees with the learning assistant job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most learning assistants prefer to work at education companies over private companies.

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
81%
Public
5%
Private
11%
Government
3%

Top Industries Hiring Learning Assistants

Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ learning assistants. Those industries include education, non profits and hospitality.

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Education

Non Profits

Hospitality

Manufacturing

Health Care

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
58%
Non Profits
8%
Hospitality
6%
Manufacturing
5%
Health Care
5%
Retail
4%
Fortune 500
3%
Professional
3%
Technology
2%
Pharmaceutical
1%
Transportation
1%
Finance
1%
Government
1%
Internet
1%
Media
1%
Telecommunication
1%

Learning Assistant Turnover And Employment Statistics

Learning Assistant Unemployment Rate Over Time

The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of learning assistants changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescLearning Assistant Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
6.72%
2011
6.98%
2012
6.55%
2013
5.97%
2014
5.07%
2015
4.04%
2016
3.88%
2017
3.84%
2018
3.51%

The Average Number of Years That Learning Assistant Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,802 learning assistants resumes, we figured out that the average learning assistant enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 45%.

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Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years


Number or YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
Less than 1 year
45%
1-2 years
28%
3-4 years
9%
5-7 years
11%
8-10 years
3%
11+ years
2%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Learning Assistants with Other Job Titles

After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to learning assistants.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Learning Assistant7.64%
Curriculum Writer8.68%
Sunday School Teacher13.03%
Chemistry Teacher13.66%
Tutor/Mentor13.71%
Student Instructor25.12%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Library Technician
6.75%
Curriculum Writer
8.68%
Sunday School Teacher
13.03%
Chemistry Teacher
13.66%
Tutor/Mentor
13.71%
Student Instructor
25.12%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Learning Assistants

The most common foreign language among learning assistants is Spanish at 47.4%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 12.6% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.9%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 47.4%
  • French, 12.6%
  • Chinese, 4.9%
  • Russian, 4.2%
  • German, 3.9%
  • Other, 27.0%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
47.4%
French
12.6%
Chinese
4.9%
Russian
4.2%
German
3.9%
Other
27.0%

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Where Do Learning Assistants Earn The Most?

The map here shows where learning assistants earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Where Are Learning Assistants Located?

By looking through more than 3,802 resumes, we found that the most popular places for learning assistants are CO, Boulder and FL, Miami.

Number of Learning Assistants