Graduate Teaching Assistant Salary

The average pay for a Graduate Teaching Assistant is $18,637 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases sharply, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.

$12,082 - $32,705
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$19K
$33K
MEDIAN: $18,637
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$9.81 - $24.66
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MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$12K$24K$36K
Salary
$12,082 - $32,705  
   
Bonus
$1,751  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$12,326 - $35,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.81 - $24.66  
   
Overtime
$22.96  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$1,751  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$12,326 - $35,555  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11

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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.

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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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Key Stats for Graduate Teaching Assistant

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%
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Experience Affects Graduate Teaching Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲18%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
▼2%

Skills That Affect Graduate Teaching Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
▲4%

National Average
$21,000

Teaching
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
34 %
Male
66 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
73%
5-9 years
16%
10-19 years
4%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 62%
dental benefits
Dental: 29%
vision benefits
Vision: 21%
dental benefits
None: 33%
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