2021 Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries
Graduate Teaching Assistants
Graduate Teaching Assistants assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed.
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- Average salary
- Starting salary
- Salary rank
- Salary range
- Highest paying states
- Highest paying industries
Entry-level Graduate Teaching Assistants with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $19,880 to $27,080 per year. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.
We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.
|Highest (Top 10%)||$*||$62,540|
|Senior (Top 25%)||$*||$51,000|
|Middle (Mid 50%)||$*||$36,250|
|Junior (Bottom 25%)||$*||$27,080|
|No experience (Bottom 10%)||$*||$19,880|
Highest paying states
* Graduate Teaching Assistants are generally paid on an annual basis not hourly.
Another simple way to increase your salary as a Graduate Teaching Assistant is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like CT doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at CT might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.
According to BLS, the highest paid Graduate Teaching Assistants are in the states of CT, NY, MA, GA and MD.
Highest paying industries
|Salary by industry||Annual||Hourly|
|General Medical and Surgical Hospitals||$40950||$*|
|Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools||$39760||$*|
|Technical and Trade Schools||$37840||$*|
|Business Schools and Computer and Management Training||$37330||$*|
|Grantmaking and Giving Services||$32110||$*|
|Educational Support Services||$28460||$*|
|Scientific Research and Development Services||$||$*|