Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
135,130 2.2 % (4) $35,810 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,340 $24,310 $34,240 $44,740 $55,080
  (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 131,120 4.36 (4) $35,710
Junior Colleges 2,730 0.36 (4) $40,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 540 0.01 (4) $37,740
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.06 (4) $34,030
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.12 (4) $32,940

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 131,120 4.36 (4) $35,710
Junior Colleges 2,730 0.36 (4) $40,120
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.12 (4) $32,940
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.06 (4) $34,030
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 540 0.01 (4) $37,740

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Junior Colleges 2,730 0.36 (4) $40,120
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 540 0.01 (4) $37,740
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 131,120 4.36 (4) $35,710
Other Schools and Instruction 250 0.06 (4) $34,030
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.12 (4) $32,940


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 19,760 1.24 1.29 (4) $33,270
Texas 14,130 1.20 1.25 (4) $32,120
Florida 11,450 1.39 1.45 (8) (8)
New York 9,280 1.02 1.06 (4) $40,310
Michigan 8,240 1.96 2.03 (4) $35,920




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)
Arkansas 3,150 2.64 2.74 (4) $19,880
Hawaii 1,610 2.55 2.65 (4) $42,780
Michigan 8,240 1.96 2.03 (4) $35,920
Indiana 5,710 1.91 1.98 (4) $40,330
Maryland 4,970 1.88 1.95 (4) $41,880




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 1,610 0.30 0.31 (4) $53,340
Utah 1,940 1.41 1.47 (4) $51,550
Washington 660 0.21 0.22 (4) $51,490
North Carolina 270 0.06 0.07 (4) $47,710
West Virginia 180 0.25 0.26 (4) $45,830





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)
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,750 1.02 1.06 (4) $42,290
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,590 1.09 1.13 (4) $34,220
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,560 4.72 4.90 (4) $35,700
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,090 1.64 1.71 (4) $43,990
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,260 2.35 2.44 (4) $33,450
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,790 1.46 1.52 (4) $35,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,350 0.65 0.67 (4) $38,610
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,320 4.00 4.15 (8) (8)
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,200 0.75 0.78 (4) $24,610
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,190 2.40 2.49 (4) $35,130




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 1,730 16.17 16.80 (4) $38,340
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,560 4.72 4.90 (4) $35,700
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,320 4.00 4.15 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,610 3.49 3.62 (4) $42,780
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 2,190 2.40 2.49 (4) $35,130
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 3,260 2.35 2.44 (4) $33,450
Columbus, GA-AL 250 2.21 2.30 (4) $17,890
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 1,150 2.07 2.15 (4) $24,400
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 860 1.94 2.02 (4) $39,930
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 590 1.72 1.79 (4) $19,990




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)
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) (4) $72,220
Rochester, NY 290 0.56 0.59 (4) $60,260
Jackson, MS 100 0.36 0.38 (4) $53,170
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 640 0.40 0.42 (4) $51,570
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 100 0.25 0.26 (4) $48,600
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $45,110
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 410 0.29 0.30 (4) $44,750
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,090 1.64 1.71 (4) $43,990
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,610 3.49 3.62 (4) $42,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 6,750 1.02 1.06 (4) $42,290

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 1.05 1.09 (4) $47,790
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 1.09 (4) $40,010
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 2.49 2.59 (4) $26,430
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 1.07 1.11 (4) $20,580
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.26 1.31 (4) $25,860

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)
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 2.49 2.59 (4) $26,430
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 1.26 1.31 (4) $25,860
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 1.07 1.11 (4) $20,580
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 1.09 (4) $40,010
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.05 1.09 (4) $47,790

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 1.05 1.09 (4) $47,790
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.61 0.63 (4) $45,660
Northeastern Wisconsin nonmetropolitan area 90 0.46 0.48 (4) $45,620
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 160 1.05 1.09 (4) $40,010
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 160 2.49 2.59 (4) $26,430


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017