Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Texas

The average annual and hourly salaries for graduate teaching assistants in the state of Texas are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants amongst Texas 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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Graduate Teaching Assistants in Texas

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$16,950
25th Percentile Wage
$19,100
50th Percentile Wage
$30,610
75th Percentile Wage
$42,820
90th Percentile Wage
$49,950

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Texas in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $49,950. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $30,610. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $16,950.

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 Texas in 5 percentile scales. 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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201630,610-0.29%-8.23%
201530,700-12.77%-
201434,620-0.66%-
201334,8504.94%-
201233,130--

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Texas cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Texas ranges from $17,980 to $43,130. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Texas is San Antonio-New Braunfels with a median annual salary of $43,130. The second highest paying city/area in Texas State is College Station-Bryan (mean annual salary $40,890). The lowest paying area is McAllen-Edinburg-Mission with a median annual salary of $17,980.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
San Antonio-New Braunfels
$43,130
College Station-Bryan
$40,890
Fort Worth-Arlington
$35,090
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos
$34,640
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area
$28,970
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington
$27,670
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood
$24,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown
$19,060
Dallas-Plano-Irving
$18,210
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission
$17,980


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