The salary statistics of graduate teaching assistants are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of graduate teaching assistants within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The graduate teaching assistants annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$17,970|
|25th Percentile Wage||$20,180|
|50th Percentile Wage||$32,460|
|75th Percentile Wage||$45,860|
|90th Percentile Wage||$58,450|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) graduate teaching assistants is $58,450. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $32,460. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $17,970. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 225% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of graduate teaching assistants from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
The average salaries of graduate teaching assistants in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for graduate teaching assistants occupations is the other services (except federal, state, and local government) sector with an annual salary $47,810. The lowest paying sector is the health care and social assistance sector (annual salary $27,460).
|Industry Sector||Median Annual Salary|
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
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|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
From the above tables we note that not only graduate teaching assistants salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of graduate teaching assistants in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $17,870 to $55,280. The highest paying state for graduate teaching assistants is Massachusetts with a median annual salary of $55,280. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $17,870. For more salary information of graduate teaching assistants profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.
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