Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Pennsylvania

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$19,680
25th Percentile Wage
$27,450
50th Percentile Wage
$39,440
75th Percentile Wage
$57,150
90th Percentile Wage
$72,630

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $72,630. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $39,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $19,680.

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
$39,440
10.55% 1.57%
2016
$35,280
19.13% -
2015
$28,530
-34.00% -
2014
$38,230
-7.56% -
2013
$41,120
5.59% -
2012
$38,820
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Pennsylvania cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Pennsylvania ranges from $33,630 to $45,010. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Pennsylvania is Harrisburg-Carlisle with a median annual salary of $45,010. The second highest paying city/area in Pennsylvania State is Philadelphia (mean annual salary $41,310). The lowest paying area is Pittsburgh with a median annual salary of $33,630.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Harrisburg-Carlisle
$45,010
Philadelphia
$41,310
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,250
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$37,810
Newark-Union
$34,750
Pittsburgh
$33,630




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