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.

$12,082 - $33,232
(Median)
$12K
$18K
$33K
MEDIAN: $18,377
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$9.97 - $67.87
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$68
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$14K$28K$42K
Salary
$12,082 - $33,232  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
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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$12,312 - $41,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 68
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$23$46$69
Hourly Rate
$9.97 - $67.87  
   
Overtime
$28.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$12,312 - $41,952  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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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

  • Prepare teaching materials for presentations and lectures.
  • Prepare homework assignments and administer quizzes and tests.
  • Work under a senior faculty member to instruct introductory or lower-level classes.
  • Maintain regular hours for student mentoring and tutoring.

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Experience Affects Graduate Teaching Assistant Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

National Average
$21,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Skills That Affect Graduate Teaching Assistant Salaries

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

National Average
$21,000

Teaching
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
37 %
Male
63 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 72%
dental benefits
Dental: 35%
medical benefits
Vision: 28%
dental benefits
None: 24%
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