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Teacher Assistants in Minnesota

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Teacher Assistants in Minnesota

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

6.7% Jobs Projection
$31,380 Median Salary
3,630 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Teacher Assistants Work in Minnesota?

In 2018, there were 34,800 Teacher Assistants working in the state.

There were 33,080 Teacher Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s growth of 1,720 jobs between 2017 and 2018.

Teacher Assistants in MN Employment Trend

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

Teacher Assistants in MN vs. the Average State

Job Projections for Minnesota

Jobs for Teacher Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 6.7% which is slower than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.4%.

Job Projections for Teacher Assistants: Nation vs. MN

Minnesota Annual Job Openings

The BLS estimates 3,630 annual job openings, and a total of 35,010 jobs for Minnesota Teacher Assistants in 2026.

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

What do Teacher Assistants Make in Minnesota?

In 2018 wages for Teacher Assistants ranged from $21,590 to $44,370 with $31,380 being the median annual salary.

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

Teacher Assistants Earnings: MN vs. National Average

Top Minnesota 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
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 21,340 $32,320
Duluth, MN-WI 1,510 $29,210
Fargo, ND-MN 1,350 $32,850
Rochester, MN 1,200 $31,300
St. Cloud, MN 1,100 $30,990
La Crosse-Onalaska, WI-MN 800 $28,790
Grand Forks, ND-MN 760 $29,760
Mankato-North Mankato, MN 640 $28,140

Top States for Teacher Assistants Employment

View the list below to see 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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