Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for school aides 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 154,491 school aides currently employed in the United States.
  • 72.6% of all school aides are women, while 27.4% are men.
  • The average age of an employed school aide is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of school aides is White (54.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (22.5%), Black or African American (9.7%) and Asian (7.4%).
  • School aides are most in-demand in Portland, OR.
  • The education industry is the highest-paying for school aides.
  • Brentwood, NY pays an annual average wage of $35,419, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • 6% of all school aides are LGBT.
  • Rhode Island is the best state for school aides to live.
  • School aides are 72% more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

School Aide Statistics By Gender

72.6% of school aides are women and 27.4% of school aides are men.

  • Female, 72.6%
  • Male, 27.4%

School Aides By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female72.6%
Male27.4%

Gender Pay Gap For School Aide

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$33,795
female-income
Female Income
$31,648

School Aide Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the school aide position over time.

Male
Female
100%
80%
60%
40%
20%
0%
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021

School Aide Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201013.71%86.29%
201115.25%84.75%
201215.09%84.91%
201316.49%83.51%
201418.88%81.12%
201519.19%80.81%
201620.69%79.31%
201718.11%81.89%
201825.57%74.43%
201926.89%73.11%
202026.94%73.06%
202127.40%72.60%

School Aide Male to Female Ratio

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

Job TitleMaleFemale
Lead Toddler Teacher4%96%
Infant Teacher5%95%
Kindergarten Aide6%94%
School Aide27%73%
Certified Performance Technologist79%21%
Torque Tester84%16%
Agriculture Consultant84%16%

School Aide Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among school aides is White, which makes up 54.6% of all school aides. Comparatively, there are 22.5% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 9.7% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 54.6%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 22.5%
  • Black or African American, 9.7%
  • Asian, 7.4%
  • Unknown, 4.5%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

School Aide Race

School Aide RacePercentages
White54.6%
Hispanic or Latino22.5%
Black or African American9.7%
Asian7.4%
Unknown4.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.3%

School Aide Race And Ethnicity Over Time

Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among school aides.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American

School Aide Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201062.12%10.73%4.18%20.02%
201160.52%11.99%4.18%19.95%
201260.50%11.40%4.21%20.64%
201362.29%11.08%4.23%19.16%
201460.30%11.24%4.72%20.37%
201560.10%10.95%4.75%21.03%
201659.58%10.49%4.81%21.20%
201759.57%10.42%5.20%21.35%
201857.83%10.01%7.07%21.64%
201958.51%9.17%7.16%21.57%
202055.85%9.42%7.56%21.90%
202154.60%9.68%7.45%22.54%

School Aide Wage Gap By Race

Asian school aides have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White school aides have the lowest average salary at $32,675.
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$33,352
White$32,675
Black or African American$34,360
Asian$34,825
Hispanic or Latino$33,806

Average Age of a School Aide

We determined the average age of school aides based on ethnicity and gender.

Male
Female

School Aide Age By Race

RaceMale AgeFemale Age
Black or African American39.546
Unknown3144
Asian3045
Hispanic or Latino3340
White3449
American Indian and Alaska Native31.542

School Aide Age Breakdown

This chart breaks down the ages of school aide employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of school aides is 40+ years old, which represents 62% of the population.

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


School Aide Age

School Aide YearsPercentages
40+ years62%
30-40 years19%
20-30 years18%

Types of School Aide Degree Levels

The most common degree for school aides is bachelor's degree 41% of school aides earn that degree. A close second is high school diploma with 23% and rounding it off is associate degree with 22%.

  • Bachelors, 41%
  • High School Diploma, 23%
  • Associate, 22%
  • Diploma, 5%
  • Other Degrees, 9%

School Aides By Education

School Aide DegreePercentages
Bachelors41%
High School Diploma23%
Associate22%
Diploma5%
Other Degrees9%

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School Aide Wage Gap By Education

School aides with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $35,555 annually. With a Masters degree, school aides earn a median annual income of $34,883 compared to $32,519 for school aides with an Bachelors degree.
$37,000
$36,000
$35,000
$34,000
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$31,399
Master's Degree$34,883
Bachelor's Degree$32,519
Doctorate Degree$35,555
Some College/ Associate Degree$31,746

School Aide Employment Statistics

This section highlights information about where school aides work. We found most school aides work for a education company. In addition, the industry that employs the most school aides is the education industry.

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

School Aide Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees18%
50 - 100 employees28%
100 - 500 employees27%
500 - 1,000 employees11%
1,000 - 10,000 employees11%
> 10,000 employees5%

The Types Of Companies School Aide Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

School Aide Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education72%
Public2%
Private21%
Government6%

Top Industries Hiring School Aides

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

Education

Non Profits

Professional

Government

Health Care

School Aide Turnover And Employment Statistics

School Aide 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 school aides changed.

  • Unemployment rate

School Aide Unemployment Rate By Year

YearSchool Aide Unemployment Rate
20106.72%
20116.98%
20126.55%
20135.97%
20145.07%
20154.04%
20163.88%
20173.84%
20183.51%
20193.20%
20205.05%
20215.11%

The Average Number of Years That School Aide Stay in a Job

By looking over 3,090 school aides resumes, we figured out that the average school aide enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

School Aide Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year29%
1-2 years30%
3-4 years12%
5-7 years15%
8-10 years5%
11+ years9%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of School Aides 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 school aides.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
School Aide6.14%-
Second Grade Teacher9.52%68,635
Multimedia Services Coordinator10.75%63,060
Early Childhood Special Educator11.12%62,487
CPR Instructor12.94%24,419
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Extension Educator16.25%16,744

School Aide LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
Second Grade Teacher9.52%68,635
Multimedia Services Coordinator10.75%63,060
Early Childhood Special Educator11.12%62,487
CPR Instructor12.94%24,419
Library Technician13.69%24,941
Extension Educator16.25%16,744

Foreign Languages Spoken By School Aides

The most common foreign language among school aides is Spanish at 80.0%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 4.4% and German is the third-most popular at 2.2%.

  • Spanish, 80.0%
  • French, 4.4%
  • German, 2.2%
  • Cantonese, 2.2%
  • Mandarin, 1.5%
  • Other, 9.7%

School Aide Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish80.0%
French4.4%
German2.2%
Cantonese2.2%
Mandarin1.5%
Other9.7%

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School Aide Heatmaps

Where Do School Aides Earn The Most?

School aides earn the most in Massachusetts, where the average school aide salary is $37,198. The map here shows where school aides earn the highest salaries in the U.S. The darker areas across the 50 states highlight the highest salaries.

Average Salary

Which State Has The Most School Aides?

By looking through more than 3,090 resumes, we found that the most popular places for school aides are New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA.

Number of School Aides

Number Of School Aide Jobs By State

RankStateNumber of JobsAverage Salary
1Illinois2,665$29,173
2California2,664$33,224
3Texas2,641$22,872
4New York2,445$35,272
5Pennsylvania1,977$27,757
6Michigan1,616$28,482
7New Jersey1,610$33,383
8Florida1,538$24,302
9North Carolina1,304$26,568
10Indiana1,274$23,845
11Arizona1,237$27,534
12Ohio1,228$28,428
13Georgia1,167$24,422
14Minnesota1,129$30,356
15Massachusetts1,079$37,198
16Maryland1,044$25,726
17Virginia964$25,798
18Colorado947$28,503
19Missouri818$27,967
20Washington804$34,459
21Connecticut800$33,001
22Wisconsin740$24,886
23Tennessee725$25,343
24Oregon648$31,644
25Kansas586$23,173
26Iowa541$23,503
27South Carolina539$24,145
28Oklahoma447$24,954
29Kentucky406$24,954
30New Hampshire364$31,738
31Alabama355$24,826
32Nevada346$28,260
33Nebraska323$28,355
34Louisiana306$24,085
35New Mexico301$24,659
36Montana283$27,161
37Utah236$28,695
38Arkansas224$23,111
39Idaho220$27,859
40Mississippi205$28,773
41Maine183$32,196
42Delaware180$34,205
43Rhode Island178$37,029
44District of Columbia160$33,667
45Alaska152$31,588
46West Virginia148$29,305
47Vermont117$33,102
48North Dakota89$30,961
49Wyoming88$24,245
50South Dakota83$26,413
51Hawaii66$31,414

School Aide Demographics FAQs

How Many School Aide Are There In The Us?

There are over 154,491 School Aides in the United States.

What Percentage Of School Aides Are Black?

9.7% of School Aides are Black or African American

What Race Are Most School Aides?

Most a are White, with 54.6% of School Aides belonging to this ethnicity. 22.5% of School Aides are Hispanic or Latino, 9.7% of School Aides are Black or African American, 7.4% of School Aides are Asian, 4.5% of School Aides are Unknown, and 1.3% of School Aides are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are School Aide Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, School Aide jobs are not male - dominated. 72% of School Aides are female, and 27% are male, so there are more female School Aides than male School Aides in the United States.

How Old Is The Average School Aide?

The average School Aide is 44 years old. 62% of School Aides are 40+ years old or older, 19% are between the ages of 30-40 years, and 18% are between 20-30 years old

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