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Teacher Assistants in New York

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

8.8% Jobs Projection
$29,090 Median Salary
15,050 Job Openings

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

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

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

How Many Teacher Assistants Work in New York?

There were approximately 123,960 workers employed as Teacher Assistants in this state in 2018.

There were 125,790 Teacher Assistants employed in this state in 2017.

That’s a decline of 1,830 jobs between 2017 and 2018.


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


Job Projections for New York

Jobs for Teacher Assistants in this state are growing at a rate of 8.8% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 8.4%.


New York Annual Job Openings

The BLS is projecting 15,050 annual Teacher Assistants job openings in New York, and 143,930 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 New York?

In 2018 wages for Teacher Assistants ranged from $21,970 to $43,410 with $29,090 being the median annual salary.

The median salary in New York is higher than the nationwide median salary.


Top New York 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
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 121,470 $30,090
Rochester, NY 8,090 $24,960
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 7,030 $28,750
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 6,710 $24,320
Syracuse, NY 4,680 $27,710
Utica-Rome, NY 2,100 $23,790
Binghamton, NY 1,790 $23,590
Kingston, NY 1,260 $28,100
Watertown-Fort Drum, NY 940 $24,210
Glens Falls, NY 780 $24,080
Ithaca, NY 680 $24,390
Elmira, NY 520 $26,030

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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