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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
131,490 3.3 % (4) $36,390 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,320 $21,640 $33,700 $46,670 $59,290
  (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 126,340 4.15 (4) $36,340
Junior Colleges 3,570 0.50 (4) $36,900
Grantmaking and Giving Services 220 0.15 (4) $60,540
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 80 0.11 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $34,710

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 126,340 4.15 (4) $36,340
Junior Colleges 3,570 0.50 (4) $36,900
Grantmaking and Giving Services 220 0.15 (4) $60,540
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 80 0.11 (8) (8)
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $34,710

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 220 0.15 (4) $60,540
Junior Colleges 3,570 0.50 (4) $36,900
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 126,340 4.15 (4) $36,340
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (8) (8) (4) $36,080
Technical and Trade Schools 80 0.06 (4) $34,710


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 22,270 1.31 1.44 (4) $36,350
Florida 13,130 1.53 1.68 (4) $29,110
Michigan 12,380 2.87 3.16 (4) $36,820
New York 10,220 1.09 1.20 (4) $38,520
Texas 10,110 0.83 0.92 (4) $34,930




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)
Michigan 12,380 2.87 3.16 (4) $36,820
Arkansas 3,160 2.62 2.88 (4) $20,590
Maryland 5,690 2.12 2.33 (4) $46,840
New Mexico 1,680 2.07 2.28 (4) $27,040
Indiana 4,830 1.58 1.74 (4) $40,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 3,080 0.86 0.95 (4) $55,020
Washington 630 0.19 0.21 (4) $53,180
Minnesota 300 0.11 0.12 (4) $52,650
Utah 2,140 1.47 1.61 (4) $51,750
Ohio (8) (8) (8) (4) $47,400





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)
Ann Arbor, MI 8,350 38.23 42.08 (4) $42,020
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 8,170 0.86 0.95 (4) $38,370
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 6,770 1.11 1.22 (4) $36,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,650 1.48 1.63 (4) $47,690
College Station-Bryan, TX 3,180 27.92 30.73 (4) $41,340
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,060 2.09 2.30 (4) $37,380
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,930 1.06 1.17 (4) $55,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,910 1.08 1.19 (4) $20,330
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,690 0.58 0.64 (4) $44,380
Tallahassee, FL 2,540 14.67 16.15 (8) (8)




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 8,350 38.23 42.08 (4) $42,020
College Station-Bryan, TX 3,180 27.92 30.73 (4) $41,340
Tallahassee, FL 2,540 14.67 16.15 (8) (8)
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO 1,620 6.62 7.29 (4) $19,490
El Paso, TX 1,790 5.87 6.46 (4) $32,010
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 1,920 3.28 3.61 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 2,050 2.88 3.17 (4) $52,690
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,190 2.64 2.91 (4) $33,640
Syracuse, NY 740 2.44 2.68 (4) $39,220
Albuquerque, NM 900 2.32 2.55 (4) $30,020




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)
Boston-Cambridge-Nashua, MA-NH 2,930 1.06 1.17 (4) $55,360
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 610 0.31 0.34 (4) $53,540
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 290 0.15 0.16 (4) $53,060
Salt Lake City, UT 2,050 2.88 3.17 (4) $52,690
Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC 190 0.45 0.49 (4) $52,520
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY 260 0.47 0.51 (4) $49,410
Springfield, MA-CT (8) (8) (8) (4) $49,400
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.31 0.34 (4) $48,090
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 4,650 1.48 1.63 (4) $47,690
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 1,270 0.43 0.47 (4) $46,610

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.04 1.15 (4) $49,600
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 2.65 2.92 (4) $23,530
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.95 1.05 (4) $42,200
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.24 1.37 (4) $27,890
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.30 1.44 (4) $25,090

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)
Northern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 210 2.65 2.92 (4) $23,530
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.30 1.44 (4) $25,090
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.24 1.37 (4) $27,890
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.04 1.15 (4) $49,600
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.95 1.05 (4) $42,200

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)
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.04 1.15 (4) $49,600
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 150 0.95 1.05 (4) $42,200
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 140 1.24 1.37 (4) $27,890
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 40 0.09 0.10 (4) $26,110
West Arkansas nonmetropolitan area 120 1.30 1.44 (4) $25,090


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019