Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for teacher 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 2,078,561 teacher assistants currently employed in the United States.
  • 78.5% of all teacher assistants are women, while 21.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed teacher assistant is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of teacher assistants is White (55.0%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (21.1%), Black or African American (10.2%) and Asian (7.8%).
  • Teacher assistants are most in-demand in Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coventry, RI pays an annual average wage of $31,927, the highest in the US.
  • In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
  • New Hampshire is the best state for teacher assistants to live.
  • Teacher assistants are 82% more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Teacher Assistant Statistics By Gender

78.5% of teacher assistants are women and 21.5% of teacher assistants are men.

  • Female, 78.5%
  • Male, 21.5%

Teacher Assistants By Gender

GenderPercentages
Female78.5%
Male21.5%

Gender Pay Gap For Teacher Assistant

Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men

male-income
Male Income
$30,195
female-income
Female Income
$28,498

Teacher Assistant Gender Over Time

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

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

Teacher Assistant Gender By Year

YearMaleFemale
201010.36%89.64%
201111.57%88.43%
201211.45%88.55%
201312.56%87.44%
201414.48%85.52%
201514.73%85.27%
201615.95%84.05%
201713.86%86.14%
201819.99%80.01%
201921.11%78.89%
202021.15%78.85%
202121.54%78.46%

Teacher Assistant 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%
Teacher Assistant22%78%
Certified Performance Technologist79%21%
Torque Tester84%16%
Agriculture Consultant84%16%

Teacher Assistant Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among teacher assistants is White, which makes up 55.0% of all teacher assistants. Comparatively, there are 21.1% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 10.2% of the Black or African American ethnicity.

  • White, 55.0%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 21.1%
  • Black or African American, 10.2%
  • Asian, 7.8%
  • Unknown, 4.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.3%

Teacher Assistant Race

Teacher Assistant RacePercentages
White55.0%
Hispanic or Latino21.1%
Black or African American10.2%
Asian7.8%
Unknown4.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native1.3%

Teacher Assistant 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 teacher assistants.

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

Teacher Assistant Race By Year

YearWhiteBlack or African AmericanAsianHispanic or Latino
201062.57%11.28%4.52%18.55%
201160.97%12.54%4.53%18.48%
201260.95%11.95%4.55%19.17%
201362.74%11.63%4.58%17.69%
201460.75%11.79%5.07%18.90%
201560.55%11.50%5.09%19.56%
201660.03%11.04%5.16%19.73%
201760.02%10.97%5.54%19.88%
201858.27%10.56%7.41%20.17%
201958.96%9.72%7.51%20.10%
202056.29%9.97%7.91%20.43%
202155.05%10.23%7.80%21.07%

Teacher Assistant Wage Gap By Race

Asian teacher assistants have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White teacher assistants have the lowest average salary at $29,311.
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
EthnicitySalary
Unknown$29,846
White$29,311
Black or African American$30,639
Asian$31,005
Hispanic or Latino$30,204

Average Age of a Teacher Assistant

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

Male
Female

Teacher Assistant Age By Race

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

Teacher Assistant Age Breakdown

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

40+ years

30-40 years

20-30 years


Teacher Assistant Age

Teacher Assistant YearsPercentages
40+ years62%
30-40 years19%
20-30 years18%

Types of Teacher Assistant Degree Levels

The most common degree for teacher assistants is bachelor's degree 49% of teacher assistants earn that degree. A close second is associate degree with 19% and rounding it off is high school diploma with 18%.

  • Bachelors, 49%
  • Associate, 19%
  • High School Diploma, 18%
  • Masters, 6%
  • Other Degrees, 8%

Teacher Assistants By Education

Teacher Assistant DegreePercentages
Bachelors49%
Associate19%
High School Diploma18%
Masters6%
Other Degrees8%

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Teacher Assistant Wage Gap By Education

Teacher assistants with a Doctorate degree earn more than those without, at $31,576 annually. With a Masters degree, teacher assistants earn a median annual income of $31,050 compared to $29,188 for teacher assistants with an Bachelors degree.
$33,000
$32,000
$31,000
$30,000
$29,000
$28,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Doctorate Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
EducationSalary
High School Diploma or Less$28,300
Master's Degree$31,050
Bachelor's Degree$29,188
Doctorate Degree$31,576
Some College/ Associate Degree$28,575

Teacher Assistant Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

< 50 employees

50 - 100 employees

100 - 500 employees

500 - 1,000 employees

1,000 - 10,000 employees

> 10,000

Teacher Assistant Jobs By Employer Size

Company SizePercentages
< 50 employees7%
50 - 100 employees23%
100 - 500 employees23%
500 - 1,000 employees9%
1,000 - 10,000 employees29%
> 10,000 employees9%

The Types Of Companies Teacher Assistant Work In

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

Education

Public

Private

Government

Teacher Assistant Jobs By Sector

Company TypePercentages
Education82%
Public2%
Private13%
Government3%

Top Industries Hiring Teacher Assistants

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

Education

Non Profits

Health Care

Professional

Manufacturing

Teacher Assistant Industry Statistics

Teacher Assistant Turnover And Employment Statistics

Teacher 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 teacher assistants changed.

  • Unemployment rate

Teacher Assistant Unemployment Rate By Year

YearTeacher Assistant 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 Teacher Assistant Stay in a Job

By looking over 179,902 teacher assistants resumes, we figured out that the average teacher assistant enjoys staying at their job for Less than 1 year for a percentage of 38%.

Less than one year

1-2 years

3-4 years

5-7 years

8-10 years

11+ years

Teacher Assistant Tenure

Number or YearsPercentages
Less than 1 year38%
1-2 years33%
3-4 years11%
5-7 years10%
8-10 years3%
11+ years4%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Teacher 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 teacher assistants.

Job TitleLGBTJob Openings
Teacher Assistant6.14%-
English Language Arts Teacher9.52%88,793
Multimedia Services Coordinator10.75%63,060
Reading Specialist11.12%2,386
Professor12.94%21,861
Library Technician13.69%24,941
County Agent16.25%29,769

Teacher Assistant LGBT Demographics

ProfessionPercentages of LGBT Job Openings
English Language Arts Teacher9.52%88,793
Multimedia Services Coordinator10.75%63,060
Reading Specialist11.12%2,386
Professor12.94%21,861
Library Technician13.69%24,941
County Agent16.25%29,769

Foreign Languages Spoken By Teacher Assistants

The most common foreign language among teacher assistants is Spanish at 61.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 7.8% and Chinese is the third-most popular at 4.0%.

  • Spanish, 61.2%
  • French, 7.8%
  • Chinese, 4.0%
  • Mandarin, 3.6%
  • Arabic, 2.9%
  • Other, 20.5%

Teacher Assistant Languages Spoken

Foreign LanguagePercentages
Spanish61.2%
French7.8%
Chinese4.0%
Mandarin3.6%
Arabic2.9%
Other20.5%

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Teacher Assistant Heatmaps

Where Do Teacher Assistants Earn The Most?

Teacher assistants earn the most in Rhode Island, where the average teacher assistant salary is $32,032. The map here shows where teacher assistants 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 Teacher Assistants?

By looking through more than 179,902 resumes, we found that the most popular places for teacher assistants are New York, NY and Chicago, IL.

Number of Teacher Assistants

Number Of Teacher Assistant Jobs By State

Where Are Teacher Assistants In High Demand?

Teacher assistants are in high demand in Las Vegas, NV. There are currently 186 job openings for teacher assistants here. We looked over job openings to determine where in the country teacher assistants are in the most demand.

Jobs Openings

Teacher Assistant Demographics FAQs

What Percentage Of Teacher Assistants Are Female?

77.3% of teacher assistants are female in the United States. This is -1.2 percentage points lower than last year. Additionally, the percentage of female teacher assistants has decreased by -11.4 percentage points since 2010. That means there are a total of 1,749,531 female teacher assistants in the U.S. and 513,770 male teacher assistants in the United States. Note that Zippia's estimate accounts only for the 2,263,301 people with the specific job title of teacher assistant and doesn't include grouping similar job titles, or people with potentially similar credentialing.

How Many Teacher Assistant Are There In The Us?

There are over 2,078,561 Teacher Assistants in the United States.

What Percentage Of Teacher Assistants Are Black?

10.2% of Teacher Assistants are Black or African American

What Race Are Most Teacher Assistants?

Most a are White, with 55.0% of Teacher Assistants belonging to this ethnicity. 21.1% of Teacher Assistants are Hispanic or Latino, 10.2% of Teacher Assistants are Black or African American, 7.8% of Teacher Assistants are Asian, 4.6% of Teacher Assistants are Unknown, and 1.3% of Teacher Assistants are American Indian and Alaska Native

Are Teacher Assistant Jobs Male - Dominated?

No, Teacher Assistant jobs are not male - dominated. 78% of Teacher Assistants are female, and 21% are male, so there are more female Teacher Assistants than male Teacher Assistants in the United States.

How Old Is The Average Teacher Assistant?

The average Teacher Assistant is 44 years old. 62% of Teacher Assistants 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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