Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

25-1191 Graduate Teaching Assistants

Assist faculty or other instructional staff in postsecondary institutions by performing teaching or teaching-related duties, such as teaching lower level courses, developing teaching materials, preparing and giving examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Graduate teaching assistants must be enrolled in a graduate school program. Graduate assistants who primarily perform non-teaching duties, such as research, should be reported in the occupational category related to the work performed. Excludes "Teacher Assistants" (25-9041).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Mean wage
RSE (3)
125,100 2.4 % (4) $32,510 2.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,800 $19,780 $30,810 $42,280 $50,220
  (4)

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 121,120 4.07 (4) $32,490
Junior Colleges 3,010 0.40 (4) $33,160
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 520 0.01 (4) $37,830
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 (4) $23,830
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $28,300

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 121,120 4.07 (4) $32,490
Junior Colleges 3,010 0.40 (4) $33,160
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $28,300
Technical and Trade Schools 50 0.03 (4) $23,830
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 520 0.01 (4) $37,830

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 520 0.01 (4) $37,830
Junior Colleges 3,010 0.40 (4) $33,160
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) (4) $32,650
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 121,120 4.07 (4) $32,490
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 40 0.05 (4) $28,300


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 16,210 1.05 1.15 (4) $31,290
Texas 11,630 1.00 1.11 (4) $31,690
Florida 10,940 1.38 1.52 (4) $19,550
Illinois 9,600 1.64 1.81 (4) $36,950
Georgia 8,460 2.06 2.27 (4) $22,840



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 1,630 2.63 2.90 (4) $41,920
Georgia 8,460 2.06 2.27 (4) $22,840
Michigan 7,980 1.92 2.12 (4) $35,220
Maryland 4,970 1.91 2.11 (4) $40,970
Illinois 9,600 1.64 1.81 (4) $36,950



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utah 510 0.39 0.42 (4) $45,020
Nebraska 410 0.43 0.48 (4) $44,660
West Virginia 140 0.20 0.22 (4) $42,490
New Jersey 960 0.25 0.27 (4) $42,470
Oregon 1,750 1.01 1.11 (4) $42,340




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 4,780 1.34 1.47 (4) $31,240
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,550 4.90 5.40 (4) $35,020
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.72 1.90 (4) $43,070
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 4,030 0.62 0.69 (4) $43,050
Ann Arbor, MI 3,950 18.85 20.78 (4) $45,290
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,970 2.19 2.42 (4) $32,330
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,790 1.48 1.64 (4) $33,970
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,580 4.46 4.91 (4) $23,190
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,370 1.79 1.97 (4) $34,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,960 0.67 0.74 (4) $24,540



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ann Arbor, MI 3,950 18.85 20.78 (4) $45,290
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,640 16.21 17.87 (4) $37,610
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,550 4.90 5.40 (4) $35,020
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,580 4.46 4.91 (4) $23,190
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,620 3.58 3.95 (4) $41,960
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,510 2.71 2.99 (4) $30,010
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,970 2.19 2.42 (4) $32,330
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 1,880 2.15 2.37 (4) $35,040
Syracuse, NY 640 2.13 2.35 (4) $36,530
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,370 1.79 1.97 (4) $34,040



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rochester, NY 270 0.53 0.59 (4) $59,080
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 290 0.76 0.84 (4) $54,800
Jackson, MS 80 0.32 0.35 (4) $52,910
Detroit-Dearborn-Livonia, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.29 0.32 (4) $49,590
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 0.27 (4) $46,200
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 360 0.76 0.83 (4) $45,330
Ann Arbor, MI 3,950 18.85 20.78 (4) $45,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 410 0.30 0.33 (4) $44,680
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $43,630
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,160 1.72 1.90 (4) $43,070

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 3.29 3.62 (4) $20,360
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 0.87 (4) $20,830
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 0.74 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 0.51 (8) (8)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 1.45 (4) $18,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 3.29 3.62 (4) $20,360
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 1.45 (4) $18,930
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 0.87 (4) $20,830
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 100 0.68 0.74 (8) (8)
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 80 0.46 0.51 (8) (8)

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
North Georgia nonmetropolitan area 40 0.24 0.27 (4) $27,700
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 110 0.79 0.87 (4) $20,830
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 320 3.29 3.62 (4) $20,360
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 80 1.32 1.45 (4) $18,930
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $18,440


About May 2015 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(4) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016