Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Washington

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$38,920
25th Percentile Wage
$44,420
50th Percentile Wage
$52,090
75th Percentile Wage
$59,470
90th Percentile Wage
$63,900

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $63,900. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $52,090. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $38,920.

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. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2017.

YearMedian Salary Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,090
1.71% 22.79%
2016
$51,200
21.45% -
2012
$40,220
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Washington ranges from $42,260 to $52,370. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Washington is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett with a median annual salary of $52,370. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (mean annual salary $52,300). The lowest paying area is Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro with a median annual salary of $42,260.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$52,370
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$52,300
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$42,260




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