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Highest Paying Cities for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The top 73 highest paying cities for graduate teaching assistants (ranked by average annual salary) are listed in Table 1. The entry level salary (as measured by the salary of the lowest 10% paid earners) and the number of employment of graduate teaching assistants in those cities are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with a annual salary of $76,910, Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio is the highest paying city for graduate teaching assistants. It is followed by Jackson, Mississippi (average annual salary $57,130). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in April 2017 [1]. For more salary information of graduate teaching assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 73 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$76,910
n/a
2 Jackson, Mississippi
$57,130
100
3 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$50,350
100
4 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$49,460
n/a
5 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$46,660
240
6 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$45,560
70
7 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$45,340
250
8 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$44,970
360
9 Columbus, Ohio
$44,810
560
10 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$44,570
210
11 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$44,460
4,090
12 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$44,430
4,110
13 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$44,160
410
14 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$43,680
730
15 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$43,280
130
16 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$43,220
290
17 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$43,130
500
18 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$42,790
370
19 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$41,850
n/a
20 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$40,890
1,730
21 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$40,240
320
22 Worcester, Massachusetts
$38,870
40
23 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$38,800
160
24 Lafayette, Indiana
$38,340
210
25 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$38,250
n/a
26 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$38,240
n/a
27 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$37,970
70
28 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$37,700
8,200
29 Richmond, Virginia
$37,530
1,010
30 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$36,940
2,710
31 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$36,810
2,350
32 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$35,920
840
33 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$35,770
1,320
34 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$35,310
2,790
35 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$35,200
1,540
36 Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$35,090
970
37 St Louis, Missouri
$35,030
1,600
38 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$35,010
1,130
39 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$34,750
400
40 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$34,740
920
41 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$34,640
4,560
42 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$34,560
2,400
43 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$34,330
2,190
44 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$33,070
3,260
45 Springfield, Massachusetts
$32,300
90
46 Springfield, Missouri
$31,770
40
47 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$31,770
1,290
48 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$31,650
4,590
49 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$31,080
170
50 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$30,130
650
51 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$29,530
1,020
52 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$29,130
50
53 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$28,980
550
54 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$28,970
590
55 Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Texas
$27,670
2,390
56 Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, Tennessee
$26,920
190
57 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$26,730
3,050
58 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$26,280
790
59 Columbia, South Carolina
$25,210
100
60 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$25,090
60
61 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$24,700
n/a
62 North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area, New Mexico
$23,190
160
63 Salem, Oregon
$21,660
50
64 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York
$21,000
530
65 Indianapolis-Carmel, Indiana
$20,520
160
66 Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, Texas
$19,060
2,200
67 Lincoln, Nebraska
$18,580
30
68 Kansas City, Missouri
$18,510
570
69 Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, Florida
$18,240
2,250
70 Dallas-Plano-Irving, Texas
$18,210
900
71 Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area, Georgia
$18,000
n/a
72 McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas
$17,980
240
73 Kansas nonmetropolitan area, Kansas
$17,440
90
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