Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary in Sector of Educational Services

The salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants in the industry sector of educational services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare graduate teaching assistant salaries in different industries within the educational services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$18,340
25th Percentile Wage
$24,350
50th Percentile Wage
$34,260
75th Percentile Wage
$44,720
90th Percentile Wage
$54,970

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in the industry sector of educational services. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) graduate teaching assistants is $54,970. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $34,260. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid graduate teaching assistants is $18,340.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graduate teaching assistants in the industry sector of educational services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201634,2609.98%8.96%
201530,840-2.37%-
201431,5705.23%-
201329,920-4.24%-
201231,190--

Compare Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary in Different Industries within the Educational Services Sector

The average salaries of graduate teaching assistants in 15 industries in the educational services sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for graduate teaching assistant occupations is the junior colleges - state government owned industry with an annual salary $50,960. The lowest paying industry is the technical and trade schools industry (annual salary $22,060). For detailed graduate teaching assistant salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Junior colleges - State government owned
$50,960
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Local government owned
$39,500
Junior Colleges (including private, state, and local government schools)
$38,980
Educational Services - Local government owned
$37,770
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - Privately owned
$36,350
Educational Services - Privately owned
$36,200
Junior colleges - Local government owned
$35,600
Educational Services
$34,260
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
$34,210
Educational Services - State government owned
$33,780
Colleges, universities, and professional schools - State government owned
$33,710
Technical and trade schools - State government owned
$32,330
Junior colleges - Privately owned
$28,020
Technical and trade schools - Privately owned
$26,510
Technical and Trade Schools
$22,060

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].



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