Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in New York

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,190
25th Percentile Wage
$25,340
50th Percentile Wage
$36,560
75th Percentile Wage
$51,170
90th Percentile Wage
$61,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in New York in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $61,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $36,560. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $20,190.

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
$36,560
-2.16% -7.41%
2016
$37,350
-12.07% -
2015
$41,860
6.24% -
2014
$39,250
1.30% -
2013
$38,740
-1.37% -
2012
$39,270
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some New York cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of New York ranges from $21,580 to $48,710. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in New York is Rochester with a median annual salary of $48,710. The second highest paying city/area in New York State is Nassau-Suffolk (mean annual salary $41,850). The lowest paying area is Buffalo-Niagara Falls with a median annual salary of $21,580.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Rochester
$48,710
Nassau-Suffolk
$41,850
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island
$37,200
New York-White Plains-Wayne
$34,560
Albany-Schenectady-Troy
$34,120
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area
$33,380
Syracuse
$30,330
Buffalo-Niagara Falls
$21,580




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