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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 $55,280, Massachusetts is the highest paying state for graduate teaching assistants. It is followed by Washington (average annual salary $52,090). 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 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 Massachusetts
$55,280
$31,360 1,860
2 Washington
$52,090
$38,920 680
3 Ohio
$47,030
$19,320 1,560
4 Utah
$46,650
$32,790 1,990
5 Maryland
$46,280
$33,090 4,200
6 Nebraska
$45,040
$19,330 410
7 Wyoming
$44,490
$32,220 30
8 West Virginia
$44,320
$19,550 190
9 Oregon
$44,300
$33,240 1,220
10 Mississippi
$42,880
$17,160 370
11 Hawaii
$40,720
$33,010 1,390
12 Pennsylvania
$39,440
$19,680 1,270
13 Arizona
$38,860
$20,810 2,970
14 Illinois
$38,390
$18,840 2,820
15 Indiana
$37,860
$25,180 4,720
16 Kansas
$36,840
$17,750 170
17 New York
$36,560
$20,190 11,740
18 Colorado
$36,240
$19,490 2,310
19 Puerto Rico
$36,120
$17,450 1,510
20 Virginia
$35,540
$21,020 2,570
21 Minnesota
$35,110
$19,280 2,920
22 Wisconsin
$34,960
$21,180 3,250
23 North Dakota
$34,430
$20,330 760
24 New Jersey
$34,340
$18,570 2,630
25 California
$34,130
$26,240 20,900
26 North Carolina
$33,720
$18,510 1,370
27 Missouri
$32,540
$17,540 2,310
28 South Dakota
$31,750
$25,330 330
29 South Carolina
$31,740
$17,020 250
30 Vermont
$30,820
$18,830 0
31 Texas
$29,540
$16,960 14,420
32 Michigan
$29,270
$19,470 12,140
33 Louisiana
$27,510
$16,620 1,480
34 Iowa
$26,600
$21,090 280
35 Montana
$23,840
$20,820 80
36 Maine
$22,180
$19,490 630
37 Idaho
$21,980
$16,230 540
38 Kentucky
$20,930
$16,770 30
39 Connecticut
$20,020
$19,220 3,290
40 Nevada
$19,140
$16,030 1,840
41 New Mexico
$19,110
$16,510 1,680
42 Arkansas
$19,070
$17,960 3,140
43 Oklahoma
$19,050
$16,080 1,660
44 Georgia
$18,690
$16,190 7,590
45 Florida
$18,530
$17,320 13,060
46 Rhode Island
$18,120
$16,520 40
47 Alabama
$17,980
$15,870 90
48 Tennessee
$17,870
$15,840 1,350

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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