Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary Information in Wisconsin

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$21,180
25th Percentile Wage
$32,040
50th Percentile Wage
$34,960
75th Percentile Wage
$37,870
90th Percentile Wage
$39,620

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for graduate teaching assistants in Wisconsin in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $39,620. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $34,960. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $21,180.

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
$34,960
12.73% 19.54%
2016
$30,510
3.64% -
2015
$29,400
1.94% -
2014
$28,830
-3.02% -
2013
$29,700
5.29% -
2012
$28,130
- -

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

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in some Wisconsin cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of graduate teaching assistants in state of Wisconsin ranges from $34,750 to $47,420. The highest paying area for graduate teaching assistants in Wisconsin is West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area with a median annual salary of $47,420. The second highest paying city/area in Wisconsin State is Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington (mean annual salary $35,310). The lowest paying area is Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis with a median annual salary of $34,750.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
West Central Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area
$47,420
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington
$35,310
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis
$34,750




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