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Estimated employment20,690
Mean wage$29,572
Entry wage$20,538
10th percentile wage$19,121
50th percentile wage$28,095
90th percentile wage$41,885
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services20,35098.4%
Other Services2101.0%
Leisure and Hospitality600.3%
Public Adminsitration500.3%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration5036,168
Education and Health Services20,35029,613
Leisure and Hospitality6025,792
Other Services21025,125
Teacher Assistants (25-9041)
Perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. Serve in a position for which a teacher or another professional has ultimate responsibility for the design and implementation of educational programs and services.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$29572.44 $59043.72  -$29471.27
2013$29474.60+.3%$58848.37 +.3%-$29373.76
2012$28912.02+1.9%$57725.12 +1.9%-$28813.10
2011$28349.43+2.0%$56601.87 +2.0%-$28252.44
2010$27909.15+1.6%$55722.81 +1.6%-$27813.66
2009$27419.94+1.8%$54746.08 +1.8%-$27326.13
2008$27126.42+1.1%$54160.03 +1.1%-$27033.61
2007$26319.23+3.1%$52548.42 +3.1%-$26229.18
2006$25438.66+3.5%$50790.29 +3.5%-$25351.63
2005$24460.25+4.0%$48836.82 +4.0%-$24376.56
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$29572.44 $54962.85  -$25390.40
2013$29474.60+.3%$54824.64 +.3%-$25350.03
2012$28912.02+1.9%$53718.93 +2.1%-$24806.91
2011$28349.43+2.0%$52797.51 +1.7%-$24448.07
2010$27909.15+1.6%$51968.23 +1.6%-$24059.08
2009$27419.94+1.8%$51092.88 +1.7%-$23672.93
2008$27126.42+1.1%$50401.81 +1.4%-$23275.39
2007$26319.23+3.1%$49111.82 +2.6%-$22792.59
2006$25438.66+3.5%$47545.40 +3.3%-$22106.74
2005$24460.25+4.0%$46071.13 +3.2%-$21610.87

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
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