Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in California

The average annual and hourly salaries for graduate teaching assistants in the state of California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants among California metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants in California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$25,990
25th Percentile Wage
$28,340
50th Percentile Wage
$32,820
75th Percentile Wage
$37,090
90th Percentile Wage
$39,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,820. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,990.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graduate teaching assistants in California in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graduate teaching assistants from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201632,8206.09%-13.92%
201530,8207.75%-
201428,430-0.49%-
201328,570-30.87%-
201237,390--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants in California Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some California cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of California ranges from $26,280 to $35,200. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in California is Oakland-Fremont-Hayward with a median annual salary of $35,200. The second highest paying city/area in California State is San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont (mean annual salary $34,330). The lowest paying area is Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine with a median annual salary of $26,280.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$35,200
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$34,330
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$33,070
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$31,650
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$30,130
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$26,730
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$26,280


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