Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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
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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)
118,820 3.3 % (4) $31,810 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,730 $19,550 $29,950 $40,730 $49,350
  (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 114,980 3.92 (4) $31,730
Junior Colleges 2,990 0.39 (4) $33,550
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $29,520

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 114,980 3.92 (4) $31,730
Junior Colleges 2,990 0.39 (4) $33,550
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $29,520

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) (4) $36,560
Junior Colleges 2,990 0.39 (4) $33,550
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 114,980 3.92 (4) $31,730
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $29,520


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)
Texas 16,130 1.48 1.65 (4) $35,390
Illinois 10,920 1.91 2.14 (4) $24,390
Michigan 10,140 2.54 2.83 (4) $36,930
Georgia 9,330 2.41 2.68 (4) $19,960
California 7,350 0.50 0.56 (4) $30,560




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)
New Mexico 1,990 2.54 2.84 (4) $32,040
Michigan 10,140 2.54 2.83 (4) $36,930
Georgia 9,330 2.41 2.68 (4) $19,960
West Virginia 1,700 2.40 2.67 (4) $19,180
Maryland 4,890 1.93 2.15 (4) $38,170




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Montana 70 0.15 0.17 (4) $76,740
New Jersey 760 0.20 0.22 (4) $49,870
Kentucky 620 0.35 0.39 (4) $44,080
Nebraska 510 0.55 0.62 (4) $43,610
Florida 60 0.01 0.01 (4) $43,320





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-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,730 2.09 2.33 (4) $23,760
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,920 5.76 6.42 (4) $38,110
Ann Arbor, MI 3,940 19.44 21.70 (4) $35,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,540 1.49 1.67 (4) $41,610
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,740 2.12 2.37 (4) $31,460
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,580 0.65 0.72 (4) $30,470
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,240 23.39 26.10 (4) $37,700
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,670 1.30 1.46 (4) $30,970
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,670 0.32 0.36 (4) $28,450
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,620 2.32 2.58 (4) $44,990




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,240 23.39 26.10 (4) $37,700
Ann Arbor, MI 3,940 19.44 21.70 (4) $35,970
Lubbock, TX 1,130 8.76 9.77 (4) $19,560
Columbia, MO 530 5.94 6.63 (4) $37,500
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 4,920 5.76 6.42 (4) $38,110
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,480 2.82 3.15 (4) $31,870
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,620 2.32 2.58 (4) $44,990
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC 440 2.15 2.40 (4) $36,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,740 2.12 2.37 (4) $31,460
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 7,730 2.09 2.33 (4) $23,760




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)
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.30 0.33 (4) $61,690
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 280 0.92 1.03 (4) $51,940
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 60 0.46 0.51 (4) $48,400
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 500 0.28 0.31 (4) $46,850
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $46,620
Jackson, MS 260 1.06 1.19 (4) $45,880
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 420 0.91 1.02 (4) $45,730
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 1,620 2.32 2.58 (4) $44,990
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 160 0.39 0.43 (4) $44,530
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,300 0.75 0.83 (4) $43,990

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)
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.41 1.57 (4) $37,520
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 380 2.22 2.48 (4) $21,940
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 280 2.69 3.00 (4) $16,990
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 2.31 (4) $19,300
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 1.06 (4) $19,810

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 280 2.69 3.00 (4) $16,990
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 380 2.22 2.48 (4) $21,940
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 130 2.07 2.31 (4) $19,300
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.41 1.57 (4) $37,520
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 120 0.95 1.06 (4) $19,810

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)
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 100 0.89 0.99 (4) $45,300
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.54 0.61 (4) $41,740
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.20 0.22 (4) $38,200
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 410 1.41 1.57 (4) $37,520
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 50 0.62 0.69 (4) $31,390


About May 2013 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 mean 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014