Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The annual and hourly salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage information of graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$17,270
25th Percentile Wage
$19,520
50th Percentile Wage
$35,010
75th Percentile Wage
$55,980
90th Percentile Wage
$71,510

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $71,510. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $35,010. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $17,270.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
No Data
25th Percentile Wage
No Data
50th Percentile Wage
No Data
75th Percentile Wage
No Data
90th Percentile Wage
No Data

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The average hourly salary of the 25th percentile is No Data.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of graduate teaching assistants from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth4-Year Growth
201635,010-0.03%-12.71%
201435,020-21.33%-
201342,4907.13%-
201239,460--

Table 3. Compare Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary in Philadelphia with Other Pennsylvania Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $35,010 in Philadelphia is in the middle of salary range for graduate teaching assistants in state of Pennsylvania. In comparison, the annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia is 8.5 percent (8.5%) lower than that in the highest paying Scranton--Wilkes-Barre and 9.3 percent (9.3%) higher than that in the lowest paying Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Scranton--Wilkes-Barre
$38,250
Pittsburgh
$38,240
Philadelphia
$35,010
Newark-Union
$34,750
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington
$31,770

See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.