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Highest Paying Industries for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The top 23 highest paying industries 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 in those industries are also shown. As shown in the table, with an average annual salary of $41,050, junior colleges - state government owned is the highest paying industry for graduate teaching assistants. It is followed by research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences industry (average annual salary $40,230). The salary and employment information is computed from data published by U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2015 [1]. For more information about salaries of graduate teaching assistants in a specific industry, use the links in the table.

Table 1. 23 Highest Paying Industries for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Industry Average Salary i # of
Empl. i
1 Junior colleges - State government owned
$41,050
900
2 Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$40,230
n/a
3 Scientific Research and Development Services
$40,230
n/a
4 Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$40,230
n/a
5 Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$33,740
2,880
6 Junior colleges - Local government owned
$32,430
1,820
7 Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$32,330
60
8 Educational Services - State government owned
$32,050
98,390
9 State government, including schools and hospitals
$32,020
98,540
10 Public sector -- Federal, state, and local government, including government owned schools and hospit
$31,990
100,800
11 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$31,980
97,430
12 General Medical and Surgical Hospitals
$31,790
430
13 Hospitals (including private, state, and local government hospitals)
$31,790
430
14 Health Care and Social Assistance
$31,790
430
15 Educational Services
$31,570
125,440
16 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$31,510
122,330
17 Local government, including schools and hospitals
$30,510
2,270
18 Educational Services - Local government owned
$30,510
2,270
19 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$29,860
24,570
20 Educational Services - Privately owned
$29,810
24,790
21 Technical and Trade Schools
$29,720
90
22 Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$22,380
340
23 Junior colleges - Privately owned
$21,640
160
See also: Highest paying cities for graduate teaching assistants.