Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Michigan

The average annual and hourly salaries for graduate teaching assistants in the state of Michigan are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants among Michigan metropolitan areas is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Michigan

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,470
25th Percentile Wage
$22,660
50th Percentile Wage
$29,270
75th Percentile Wage
$53,110
90th Percentile Wage
$59,770

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Michigan in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $59,770. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $29,270. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,470.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graduate teaching assistants from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$29,270
-43.32% -20.64%
2016
$41,950
1.76% -
2015
$41,210
0.92% -
2014
$40,830
11.95% -
2013
$35,950
1.78% -
2012
$35,310
- -

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Michigan Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Michigan cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Michigan ranges from $19,640 to $45,100. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Michigan is Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $45,100. The second highest paying city/area in Michigan State is Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn (mean annual salary $44,570). The lowest paying area is Grand Rapids-Wyoming with a median annual salary of $19,640.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$45,100
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn
$44,570
Detroit-Warren-Livonia
$43,680
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills
$42,790
Ann Arbor
$39,220
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area
$34,630
Grand Rapids-Wyoming
$19,640




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