Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Missouri

The average annual and hourly salaries for graduate teaching assistants in the state of Missouri are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants amongst Missouri 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 Missouri

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,540
25th Percentile Wage
$19,200
50th Percentile Wage
$32,540
75th Percentile Wage
$40,790
90th Percentile Wage
$55,080

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Missouri in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $55,080. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $32,540. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,540.

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
$32,540
0.86% 39.03%
2016
$32,260
3.60% -
2015
$31,100
-3.47% -
2014
$32,180
10.53% -
2013
$28,790
31.09% -
2012
$19,840
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Missouri cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Missouri ranges from $18,750 to $46,710. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Missouri is North Missouri nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $46,710. The second highest paying city/area in Missouri State is Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (mean annual salary $39,720). The lowest paying area is Kansas City with a median annual salary of $18,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$46,710
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area
$39,720
Columbia
$38,450
St Louis
$35,250
Springfield
$31,770
Kansas City
$18,750




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