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Highest Paying States for Graduate Teaching Assistants

The highest paying states 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 states are also shown in the table. As shown in the table, with an annual salary of $51,200, Washington is the highest paying state for graduate teaching assistants. It is followed by Nebraska (average annual salary $45,040). 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 state, use the links in the table.

Table 1. Highest Paying States for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Rank State Average Salary i Entry Level
Salary i
# of
Empl. i
1 Washington
$51,200
$39,040 660
2 Nebraska
$45,040
$19,330 410
3 Illinois
$44,810
$19,630 6,770
4 West Virginia
$44,270
$19,270 180
5 Ohio
$44,200
$19,160 1,610
6 Kansas
$42,830
$19,020 60
7 Hawaii
$42,770
$34,260 1,610
8 Maryland
$42,620
$28,230 4,970
9 Oregon
$42,400
$29,150 960
10 Michigan
$41,950
$19,050 8,240
11 South Carolina
$41,340
$22,060 250
12 Indiana
$39,710
$24,070 5,710
13 Massachusetts
$39,640
$26,740 680
14 New York
$37,350
$20,790 9,280
15 Colorado
$36,540
$26,300 2,310
16 Oklahoma
$36,530
$19,410 1,270
17 Idaho
$36,040
$20,790 260
18 Virginia
$35,540
$21,020 2,810
19 Pennsylvania
$35,280
$17,310 1,250
20 Minnesota
$35,110
$19,280 2,820
21 North Dakota
$34,430
$20,330 760
22 New Jersey
$34,340
$18,570 2,540
23 California
$32,820
$25,990 19,760
24 Missouri
$32,260
$17,590 2,670
25 Puerto Rico
$31,780
$16,950 1,510
26 Tennessee
$31,730
$18,250 1,350
27 Texas
$30,610
$16,950 14,130
28 Wisconsin
$30,510
$20,790 3,360
29 Iowa
$25,800
$20,250 410
30 Montana
$23,610
$20,320 100
31 Maine
$22,240
$17,820 580
32 Louisiana
$21,260
$16,440 1,980
33 Kentucky
$20,930
$16,770 1,380
34 Georgia
$19,480
$16,430 8,460
35 New Mexico
$19,270
$16,950 1,210
36 Arkansas
$18,390
$16,990 3,150
37 Florida
$18,240
$17,040 11,450

Note: some states are missing from this table because the median salary information of graduate teaching assistants in those states is not available at this time.

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