Teaching Associate Statistics and Facts in the US

Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for teaching associates 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 120,929 teaching associates currently employed in the United States.
  • 50.5% of all teaching associates are women, while only 40.5% are men.
  • The average age of an employed teaching associate is 44 years old.
  • The most common ethnicity of teaching associates is White (56.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (16.8%) and Asian (11.7%).
  • The majority of teaching associates are located in CA, Los Angeles and CA, San Diego.
  • Teaching associates are paid an average annual salary of $57,424.
  • Teaching associates average starting salary is $35,000.
  • In 2021, women earned 91% of what men earned.
  • The top 10% of highest-paid teaching associates earn as much as $91,000 or more.
  • 8% of all teaching associates are LGBT.
  • Teaching associates are more likely to work at education companies in comparison to private companies.

Teaching Associate Statistics By Gender

Among teaching associates, 50.5% of them are women compared to 40.5% which are men.

Job Title
  • Female, 50.5%
  • Male, 40.5%
  • Unknown, 9.0%
Job Title
GenderascdescPercentagesascdesc
Female
Female
50.5%
50.5%
Male
Male
40.5%
40.5%
Unknown
Unknown
9.0%
9.0%

Gender Pay Gap For Teaching Associate

Women Earn 91¢ For Every $1 Earned By Man

male-income
Male Income
$65,184
female-income
Female Income
$59,034

Teaching Associate Gender Over Time

This data shows how men and women predominate in the teaching associate position over time.

Male
Female
56%
54%
51%
49%
46%
44%
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
YearascdescMaleascdescFemaleascdesc
2008
2008
51.09%
51.09%
48.91%
48.91%
2009
2009
50.30%
50.30%
49.70%
49.70%
2010
2010
50.12%
50.12%
49.88%
49.88%
2011
2011
50.65%
50.65%
49.35%
49.35%
2012
2012
49.95%
49.95%
50.05%
50.05%
2013
2013
49.83%
49.83%
50.17%
50.17%
2014
2014
49.29%
49.29%
50.71%
50.71%
2015
2015
49.87%
49.87%
50.13%
50.13%
2016
2016
49.77%
49.77%
50.23%
50.23%
2017
2017
49.75%
49.75%
50.25%
50.25%
2018
2018
49.40%
49.40%
50.60%
50.60%

Teaching Associate Male to Female Ratio

We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, diesel technology instructor and assistant professor of air conditioning and refrigeration have the biggest difference in gender.

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Job Titleascdesc
Maleasc
Femaleascdesc
Nutrition Professor12%87%
Adjunct Nursing Faculty12%85%
Decorating Instructor13%87%
Teaching Associate41%50%
Hvac/R Instructor90%4%
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration94%3%
Diesel Technology Instructor95%4%
Male
Female
100%
75%
50%
25%
0%
Diesel Technology Instructor
Assistant Professor Of Air Conditioning And Refrigeration
Hvac/R Instructor
Teaching Associate
Decorating Instructor
Adjunct Nursing Faculty
Nutrition Professor
0%
25%
50%
75%
100%

Teaching Associate Statistics By Race

The most common ethnicity among teaching associates is White, which makes up 56.7% of all teaching associates. Comparatively, there are 16.8% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity and 11.7% of the Asian ethnicity.

Job Title
  • White, 56.7%
  • Hispanic or Latino, 16.8%
  • Asian, 11.7%
  • Black or African American, 11.4%
  • Unknown, 2.3%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.1%
Job Title
Teaching Associate RaceascdescPercentagesascdesc
White
White
56.7%
56.7%
Hispanic or Latino
Hispanic or Latino
16.8%
16.8%
Asian
Asian
11.7%
11.7%
Black or African American
Black or African American
11.4%
11.4%
Unknown
Unknown
2.3%
2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
American Indian and Alaska Native
1.1%
1.1%

Teaching Associate 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 teaching associates.

  • White
  • Asian
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Black or African American
YearascdescWhiteascdescBlack or African AmericanascdescAsianascdescHispanic or Latinoascdesc
2010
2010
68.29%
68.29%
6.40%
6.40%
15.71%
15.71%
7.14%
7.14%
2011
2011
67.99%
67.99%
6.25%
6.25%
16.44%
16.44%
6.89%
6.89%
2012
2012
67.58%
67.58%
6.55%
6.55%
16.31%
16.31%
7.14%
7.14%
2013
2013
66.71%
66.71%
6.91%
6.91%
16.60%
16.60%
7.39%
7.39%
2014
2014
66.81%
66.81%
6.53%
6.53%
16.27%
16.27%
7.77%
7.77%
2015
2015
65.25%
65.25%
6.75%
6.75%
17.21%
17.21%
8.06%
8.06%
2016
2016
65.75%
65.75%
6.68%
6.68%
16.94%
16.94%
7.96%
7.96%
2017
2017
64.83%
64.83%
6.43%
6.43%
18.11%
18.11%
8.01%
8.01%
2018
2018
56.73%
56.73%
11.40%
11.40%
11.70%
11.70%
16.81%
16.81%

Teaching Associate Wage Gap By Race

Asian teaching associates have the highest average salary compared to other ethnicities. White teaching associates have the lowest average salary at $58,854.
$67,000
$65,000
$63,000
$61,000
$59,000
$57,000
Unknown
White
Black or African American
Asian
Hispanic or Latino
Ethnicityascdesc
Salaryascdesc
Unknown$62,650
White$58,854
Black or African American$61,084
Asian$64,967
Hispanic or Latino$62,990

Average Age of a Teaching Associate

We determined the average age of teaching associates based on ethnicity and gender.

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

Teaching Associate Age Breakdown

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

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20-30 years

30-40 years

40+ years


Teaching Associate YearsascdescPercentagesascdesc
20-30 years
20-30 years
17%
17%
30-40 years
30-40 years
17%
17%
40+ years
40+ years
65%
65%

Types of Teaching Associate Degree Levels

The most common degree for teaching associates is bachelor's degree 67% of teaching associates earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 23% and rounding it off is associate degree with 4%.

Job Title
  • Bachelors, 67%
  • Masters, 23%
  • Associate, 4%
  • Doctorate, 4%
  • Other Degrees, 2%
Job Title
Teaching Associate DegreeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Bachelors
Bachelors
67%
67%
Masters
Masters
23%
23%
Associate
Associate
4%
4%
Doctorate
Doctorate
4%
4%
Other Degrees
Other Degrees
2%
2%

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Teaching Associate Wage Gap By Education

Teaching associates with a Masters degree earn more than those without, at $69,753 annually. With a Bachelors degree, teaching associates earn a median annual income of $62,724 compared to $59,244 for teaching associates with an Associate degree.
$72,000
$69,000
$66,000
$63,000
$60,000
$57,000
High School Diploma or Less
Master's Degree
Bachelor's Degree
Some College/ Associate Degree
Educationascdesc
Salaryascdesc
High School Diploma or Less$59,034
Master's Degree$69,753
Bachelor's Degree$62,724
Some College/ Associate Degree$59,244

Teaching Associate Employment Statistics

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

Company Size

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

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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
< 50 employees
3%
3%
50 - 100 employees
50 - 100 employees
2%
2%
100 - 500 employees
100 - 500 employees
16%
16%
500 - 1,000 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
13%
13%
1,000 - 10,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
43%
43%
> 10,000 employees
> 10,000 employees
23%
23%

The Types Of Companies Teaching Associate Work In

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

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Education

Public

Private

Government

Company TypeascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
Education
78%
78%
Public
Public
3%
3%
Private
Private
16%
16%
Government
Government
3%
3%

Top Industries Hiring Teaching Associates

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

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Education

Non Profits

Manufacturing

Health Care

Government

IndustryascdescPercentagesascdesc
Education
Education
57%
57%
Non Profits
Non Profits
8%
8%
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
6%
6%
Health Care
Health Care
6%
6%
Government
Government
3%
3%
Hospitality
Hospitality
3%
3%
Technology
Technology
3%
3%
Finance
Finance
2%
2%
Media
Media
2%
2%
Energy
Energy
2%
2%
Utilities
Utilities
2%
2%
Internet
Internet
2%
2%
Professional
Professional
2%
2%
Fortune 500
Fortune 500
1%
1%
Retail
Retail
1%
1%
Insurance
Insurance
1%
1%

Teaching Associate Turnover And Employment Statistics

Teaching Associate 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 teaching associates changed.

  • Unemployment rate
YearascdescTeaching Associate Unemployment Rateascdesc
2010
2010
3.13%
3.13%
2011
2011
3.11%
3.11%
2012
2012
3.14%
3.14%
2013
2013
3.31%
3.31%
2014
2014
2.86%
2.86%
2015
2015
2.61%
2.61%
2016
2016
2.42%
2.42%
2017
2017
2.51%
2.51%
2018
2018
3.51%
3.51%

The Average Number of Years That Teaching Associate Stay in a Job

By looking over 2,144 teaching associates resumes, we figured out that the average teaching associate enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 36%.

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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
Less than 1 year
30%
30%
1-2 years
1-2 years
36%
36%
3-4 years
3-4 years
13%
13%
5-7 years
5-7 years
13%
13%
8-10 years
8-10 years
5%
5%
11+ years
11+ years
4%
4%

Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Teaching Associates 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 teaching associates.

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Job Titleascdesc
LGBTasc
Library Technician6.75%
Assistant Language Teacher7.64%
Teaching Associate7.64%
Home Advisor8.68%
Drama Teacher13.03%
Chemistry Teacher13.66%
Computer Science Tutor13.71%

ProfessionascdescPercentages of LGBT ascdesc
Library Technician
Library Technician
6.75%
6.75%
Assistant Language Teacher
Assistant Language Teacher
7.64%
7.64%
Home Advisor
Home Advisor
8.68%
8.68%
Drama Teacher
Drama Teacher
13.03%
13.03%
Chemistry Teacher
Chemistry Teacher
13.66%
13.66%
Computer Science Tutor
Computer Science Tutor
13.71%
13.71%

Foreign Languages Spoken By Teaching Associates

The most common foreign language among teaching associates is Spanish at 34.2%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 16.8% and German is the third-most popular at 7.6%.

Job Title
  • Spanish, 34.2%
  • French, 16.8%
  • German, 7.6%
  • Mandarin, 5.4%
  • Chinese, 4.9%
  • Other, 31.1%
Job Title
Foreign LanguageascdescPercentagesascdesc
Spanish
Spanish
34.2%
34.2%
French
French
16.8%
16.8%
German
German
7.6%
7.6%
Mandarin
Mandarin
5.4%
5.4%
Chinese
Chinese
4.9%
4.9%
Other
Other
31.1%
31.1%

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Where Do Teaching Associates Earn The Most?

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

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Where Are Teaching Associates Located?

By looking through more than 2,144 resumes, we found that the most popular places for teaching associates are CA, Los Angeles and CA, San Diego.

Number of Teaching Associates