Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
126,030 2.7 % (4) $32,970 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $18,250 $21,490 $31,570 $42,430 $49,240
  (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 122,330 4.16 (4) $32,930
Junior Colleges 2,880 0.38 (4) $34,270
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 430 0.01 (4) $36,600
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $32,890

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 122,330 4.16 (4) $32,930
Junior Colleges 2,880 0.38 (4) $34,270
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $32,890
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 430 0.01 (4) $36,600

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) $36,810
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 430 0.01 (4) $36,600
Junior Colleges 2,880 0.38 (4) $34,270
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 122,330 4.16 (4) $32,930
Technical and Trade Schools 90 0.06 (4) $32,890


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 15,940 1.05 1.13 (4) $29,730
Illinois 12,720 2.21 2.36 (4) $31,440
Texas 11,700 1.04 1.12 (4) $34,980
Florida 10,070 1.31 1.41 (4) $33,930
Michigan 7,790 1.91 2.05 (4) $35,090



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 1,660 2.71 2.91 (4) $41,120
West Virginia 1,720 2.42 2.60 (4) $19,550
Illinois 12,720 2.21 2.36 (4) $31,440
Maryland 5,140 2.01 2.15 (4) $39,530
Michigan 7,790 1.91 2.05 (4) $35,090



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Minnesota 440 0.16 0.17 (4) $46,310
Wyoming 30 0.12 0.13 (4) $44,050
Utah 500 0.39 0.41 (4) $43,690
Nebraska 410 0.44 0.47 (4) $43,340
Oregon 1,760 1.05 1.12 (4) $41,380




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 7,930 2.11 2.27 (4) $25,130
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 4,140 1.74 1.87 (4) $41,010
Ann Arbor, MI 3,960 19.34 20.74 (4) $44,260
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,810 4.30 4.61 (4) $38,820
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,080 2.33 2.50 (4) $30,850
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.45 0.48 (4) $34,880
St. Louis, MO-IL 2,390 1.83 1.97 (4) $34,650
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,310 4.10 4.40 (4) $21,610
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,070 2.42 2.59 (4) $33,920
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,830 18.57 19.91 (4) $36,870



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 3,960 19.34 20.74 (4) $44,260
College Station-Bryan, TX 1,830 18.57 19.91 (4) $36,870
Grand Forks, ND-MN 460 9.03 9.68 (4) $39,660
Columbia, MO 510 5.65 6.06 (4) $38,030
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX 3,810 4.30 4.61 (4) $38,820
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 2,310 4.10 4.40 (4) $21,610
Honolulu, HI 1,650 3.69 3.96 (4) $41,150
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 1,510 2.80 3.00 (4) $29,390
Sacramento--Arden-Arcade--Roseville, CA 2,070 2.42 2.59 (4) $33,920
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 3,080 2.33 2.50 (4) $30,850



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)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 300 0.96 1.03 (4) $52,520
Jackson, MS 80 0.34 0.36 (4) $52,440
Camden, NJ Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.07 (4) $49,210
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 380 0.21 0.22 (4) $48,830
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.30 0.32 (4) $48,740
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $47,660
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 130 0.13 0.14 (4) $44,260
Ann Arbor, MI 3,960 19.34 20.74 (4) $44,260
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 350 0.75 0.81 (4) $44,110
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 1,020 0.57 0.61 (4) $43,840

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 310 2.97 3.19 (4) $20,070
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 1.28 1.37 (4) $19,640
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 0.62 (4) $41,510
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 0.87 (4) $29,540
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.38 (4) $32,160

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 310 2.97 3.19 (4) $20,070
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 170 1.28 1.37 (4) $19,640
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 50 0.90 0.96 (4) $18,600
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 0.87 (4) $29,540
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 120 0.58 0.62 (4) $41,510

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 120 0.58 0.62 (4) $41,510
Southwest New York nonmetropolitan area 70 0.36 0.38 (4) $32,160
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 70 0.81 0.87 (4) $29,540
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 0.28 (4) $21,950
Northwest Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 310 2.97 3.19 (4) $20,070


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015