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Teacher Assistants in Iowa

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Teacher Assistants in Iowa

Is Iowa a good place for you to work as a Teacher Assistant?

8.2% Jobs Projection
$25,240 Median Salary
1,930 Job Openings

You’re in luck! Jobs for Teacher Assistants in Iowa are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.

  • Projected employment for Teacher Assistants in Iowa is growing faster than average.

  • Teacher Assistants in Iowa earn lower salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.

How Many Teacher Assistants Work in Iowa?

There were approximately 19,890 workers employed as Teacher Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 19,440 Teacher Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 450 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Teacher Assistants in IA Employment Trend

The typical state has 19,390 Teacher Assistants working in it, which means Iowa has more Teacher Assistants than average.

Teacher Assistants in IA vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Iowa

Jobs for Teacher Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 8.2% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.4%.

Job Projections for Teacher Assistants: Nation vs. IA

Iowa Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 1,930 annual Teacher Assistants job openings in Iowa, and 18,540 total jobs in the year 2026.

Nationwide, the prediction is 147,900 annual jobs and 1,417,600 total jobs in 2026.

What do Teacher Assistants Make in Iowa?

In 2018 wages for Teacher Assistants ranged from $17,560 to $33,710 with $25,240 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in Iowa is higher than the nationwide median salary.

Teacher Assistants Earnings: IA vs. National Average

Top Iowa Metros for Teacher Assistants

The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Teacher Assistants.

Metro Number Employed Annual Median Salary
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 4,730 $26,300
Des Moines-West Des Moines, IA 4,190 $26,300
Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL 1,690 $26,530
Cedar Rapids, IA 1,390 $28,130
Waterloo-Cedar Falls, IA 1,200 $26,180
Sioux City, IA-NE-SD 890 $24,020
Dubuque, IA 870 $26,700
Iowa City, IA 620 $27,560
Ames, IA 450 $22,600

Top States for Teacher Assistants Employment

The table below shows the states where most Teacher Assistants work.

State Number Employed Annual Median Salary
California 167,950 $34,580
New York 123,960 $29,090
Texas 88,700 $22,000
Illinois 60,630 $26,290
New Jersey 55,130 $27,190
Florida 50,440 $23,370
Pennsylvania 46,610 $25,350
Ohio 40,710 $25,950
Massachusetts 38,770 $32,780
Washington 37,810 $34,430
Georgia 37,150 $19,530
Michigan 35,700 $26,240
Minnesota 34,800 $31,380
North Carolina 31,090 $23,380
Virginia 31,030 $25,650
Indiana 26,450 $22,810
Arizona 25,540 $23,990
Wisconsin 25,070 $29,250
Connecticut 22,930 $32,870
Tennessee 22,240 $23,740

Below are the states where Teacher Assistants get paid the most:

State Annual Median Salary
Alaska $39,080
California $34,580
Washington $34,430
District of Columbia $34,400
Maine $32,900
Connecticut $32,870
North Dakota $32,840
Massachusetts $32,780
Oregon $32,140
Rhode Island $31,750


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