Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary
The average pay for a Graduate Teaching Assistant is $18,377 per year. A skill in Microsoft Office is associated with high pay for this job. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases steeply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Job Description for Graduate Teaching Assistant
Graduate teaching assistants are responsible for teaching-related duties and assisting other faculty members, such as professors and heads of academic departments. They often assist in developing exams, grading homework and tests, assigning study materials to students, and recording grades. They may occasionally lead classes and disseminate information and material as professors do.Read More...
Close attention to detail, excellent communication skills, and the ability to take initiative are very important in this position. These assistants generally have bachelor's degrees and are pursuing graduate studies while working. Of course, they usually assist professors and faculty in the field in which they are earning their master's or doctorate degree.
Working hours for this position are generally class hours, and some night- or weekend-work may occasionally be necessary to create reports or grade homework/tests.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Tasks
- Work under a senior faculty member to instruct introductory or lower-level classes.
- Maintain regular hours for student mentoring and tutoring.
- Prepare teaching materials for presentations and lectures.
- Prepare homework assignments and administer quizzes and tests.
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