Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
136,820 2.5 % (4) $37,720 5.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,970 $20,180 $32,460 $45,860 $58,450
  (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 132,030 4.37 (4) $37,750
Junior Colleges 3,510 0.48 (4) $35,760
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 550 0.01 (4) $38,980
Grantmaking and Giving Services 170 0.12 (4) $68,680
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.13 (8) (8)

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 132,030 4.37 (4) $37,750
Junior Colleges 3,510 0.48 (4) $35,760
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training 90 0.13 (8) (8)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 170 0.12 (4) $68,680
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $41,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grantmaking and Giving Services 170 0.12 (4) $68,680
Technical and Trade Schools 40 0.03 (4) $41,980
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 550 0.01 (4) $38,980
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 132,030 4.37 (4) $37,750
Junior Colleges 3,510 0.48 (4) $35,760


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 20,900 1.25 1.30 (4) $35,350
Texas 14,420 1.21 1.26 (4) $32,180
Florida 13,060 1.55 1.62 (4) $53,020
Michigan 12,140 2.84 2.96 (4) $35,770
New York 11,740 1.28 1.33 (4) $39,270




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 12,140 2.84 2.96 (4) $35,770
Arkansas 3,140 2.62 2.73 (4) $21,020
Hawaii 1,390 2.20 2.29 (4) $42,040
New Mexico 1,680 2.10 2.19 (4) $26,410
Connecticut 3,290 1.99 2.07 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Ohio 1,560 0.29 0.30 (4) $57,010
Florida 13,060 1.55 1.62 (4) $53,020
Massachusetts 1,860 0.53 0.55 (4) $52,750
Utah 1,990 1.41 1.47 (4) $52,360
Washington 680 0.21 0.22 (4) $52,280



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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 7,710 1.15 1.20 (4) $40,630
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,790 1.08 1.13 (4) $34,500
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,720 4.73 4.93 (4) $36,460
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,470 1.38 1.43 (4) $46,830
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,920 2.04 2.13 (4) $36,580
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 2,920 1.51 1.57 (8) (8)
Tallahassee, FL 2,670 15.82 16.48 (4) $19,690
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,120 3.64 3.79 (8) (8)
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,080 0.57 0.59 (4) $39,440
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,060 18.47 19.24 (4) $40,770


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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 2,060 18.47 19.24 (4) $40,770
Tallahassee, FL 2,670 15.82 16.48 (4) $19,690
El Paso, TX 1,700 5.63 5.86 (4) $31,410
Austin-Round Rock, TX 4,720 4.73 4.93 (4) $36,460
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,120 3.64 3.79 (8) (8)
Urban Honolulu, HI 1,390 3.02 3.15 (4) $42,040
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 1,260 2.80 2.92 (4) $35,140
New Haven, CT 720 2.63 2.74 (4) $43,870
Albuquerque, NM 910 2.38 2.48 (4) $29,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 2,920 2.04 2.13 (4) $36,580


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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) $74,180
Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA NECTA Division 1,530 0.83 0.87 (4) $55,250
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 650 0.39 0.41 (4) $52,680
Rochester, NY (8) (8) (8) (4) $49,170
Worcester, MA-CT 90 0.31 0.32 (4) $49,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 3,470 1.38 1.43 (4) $46,830
Columbus, OH (8) (8) (8) (4) $45,870
Springfield, MA-CT 70 0.20 0.21 (4) $45,490
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 1,100 1.21 1.26 (4) $44,920
New Haven, CT 720 2.63 2.74 (4) $43,870

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) $48,800
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 1.24 (4) $40,980
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 2.73 2.85 (4) $24,020
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 70 0.37 0.38 (4) $18,870
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 0.60 (4) $47,110

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 170 2.73 2.85 (4) $24,020
Northwest Florida nonmetropolitan area 40 1.41 1.47 (4) $18,080
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 1.24 (4) $40,980
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 240 1.05 1.09 (4) $48,800
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 0.60 (4) $47,110

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) $48,800
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.58 0.60 (4) $47,110
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 190 1.19 1.24 (4) $40,980
Northeast Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $27,560
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 2.73 2.85 (4) $24,020


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018