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 data of graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia is 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 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$20,810
25th Percentile Wage
$28,100
50th Percentile Wage
$41,310
75th Percentile Wage
$59,280
90th Percentile Wage
$74,260

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 $74,260. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $41,310. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $20,810.

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
$41,310
15.25% 4.48%
2016
$35,010
-0.03% -
2014
$35,020
-21.33% -
2013
$42,490
7.13% -
2012
$39,460
- -

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

From Table 3 we note that with a median annual salary of $41,310, Philadelphia is the second highest paying city for graduate teaching assistants in state of Pennsylvania, following the highest paying city Harrisburg-Carlisle (median annual salary of $45,010). Compared with Harrisburg-Carlisle, the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in Philadelphia is 8.2 percent (8.2%) lower.

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



See also: Top paying jobs in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.