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Highest Paying Cities for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The top 100 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 $79,000, 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 2018 [1]. For more salary information of graduate teaching assistants in a specific city, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 100 Highest Paying Cities/Areas for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Rank City/Area Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Cincinnati-Middletown, Ohio
$79,000
n/a
2 Jackson, Mississippi
$57,130
100
3 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$56,500
1,530
4 Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, Massachusetts
$55,540
1,670
5 Worcester, Massachusetts
$53,900
90
6 Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Washington
$52,370
650
7 Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, Washington
$52,300
650
8 Springfield, Massachusetts
$50,440
70
9 Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut
$50,350
100
10 Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland
$49,460
n/a
11 Rochester, New York
$48,710
290
12 Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area, Mississippi
$47,650
240
13 West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area, Wisconsin
$47,420
90
14 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, West Virginia
$46,890
3,470
15 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, District of Columbia
$46,860
3,480
16 North Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$46,710
60
17 Norwich-New London, Rhode Island
$46,550
60
18 Arecibo, USA
$46,100
50
19 Columbus, Ohio
$45,690
560
20 Baltimore-Towson, Maryland
$45,650
1,050
21 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
$45,480
370
22 North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area, Massachusetts
$45,340
250
23 Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$45,100
100
24 Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania
$45,010
130
25 Omaha-Council Bluffs, Nebraska
$44,970
360
26 Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, Michigan
$44,570
210
27 Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, Colorado
$44,160
410
28 San Antonio-New Braunfels, Texas
$43,950
500
29 Detroit-Warren-Livonia, Michigan
$43,680
220
30 Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, California
$43,630
1,960
31 Edison-New Brunswick, New Jersey
$43,280
130
32 Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, South Carolina
$43,220
290
33 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, Michigan
$42,790
370
34 College Station-Bryan, Texas
$42,610
2,060
35 San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California
$42,270
620
36 Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, Washington
$42,260
130
37 Nassau-Suffolk, New York
$41,850
n/a
38 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
$41,310
1,100
39 Honolulu, Hawaii
$41,130
1,650
40 Urban Honolulu, USA
$40,720
1,390
41 Las Vegas-Paradise, Nevada
$40,180
740
42 Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area, Missouri
$39,720
190
43 New Haven, Connecticut
$39,690
720
44 Ann Arbor, Michigan
$39,220
3,950
45 Grand Forks, North Dakota
$38,830
460
46 Columbia, Missouri
$38,450
510
47 Lafayette, Indiana
$38,340
210
48 Scranton--Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
$38,250
n/a
49 Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$37,970
70
50 Camden, New Jersey
$37,890
70
51 Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, Pennsylvania
$37,810
1,300
52 Gainesville, Georgia
$37,790
50
53 Boise City-Nampa, Idaho
$37,550
280
54 New York-Jersey City-White Plains, USA
$37,250
7,710
55 New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, New York
$37,200
8,940
56 San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California
$37,030
2,920
57 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL Metropolitan Division), Illinois
$36,730
2,080
58 Chicago-Joliet-Naperville (IL-IN-WI Area), Illinois
$36,290
2,610
59 Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, California
$35,710
1,340
60 Elgin, USA
$35,520
n/a
61 Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, Texas
$35,370
4,720
62 Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington, Wisconsin
$35,310
2,920
63 St Louis, Missouri
$35,250
1,120
64 Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, California
$35,000
970
65 Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, USA
$34,890
1,480
66 San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
$34,850
1,000
67 Newark-Union, Pennsylvania
$34,750
400
68 Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, Wisconsin
$34,750
770
69 Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area, Michigan
$34,630
410
70 San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, California
$34,620
2,060
71 New York-White Plains-Wayne, New York
$34,560
2,400
72 Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, Arizona
$34,490
360
73 Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York
$34,120
1,260
74 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
$33,630
n/a
75 Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area, New York
$33,380
80
76 Springfield, Missouri
$31,770
40
77 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, California
$31,710
4,790
78 Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, Virginia
$31,080
170
79 Richmond, Virginia
$30,890
1,050
80 San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, California
$30,730
720
81 Syracuse, New York
$30,330
640
82 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, USA
$30,110
6,260
83 Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area, Nebraska
$29,130
50
84 Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area, Texas
$28,970
590
85 Fresno, California
$28,570
590
86 Salinas, California
$28,210
160
87 Gary, Indiana
$27,940
50
88 Northeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area, Oklahoma
$27,760
n/a
89 Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, California
$26,730
3,050
90 New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, Louisiana
$26,400
710
91 Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, California
$26,280
790
92 Columbia, South Carolina
$25,210
100
93 Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, Ohio
$25,090
60
94 Albuquerque, New Mexico
$25,080
910
95 Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, Texas
$24,700
n/a
96 Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, USA
$22,560
120
97 Rome, Georgia
$22,510
50
98 Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
$22,140
140
99 Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area, Ohio
$22,070
40
100 Salem, Oregon
$21,660
50
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