The average hourly pay for a Graduate Assistant is $13.77.
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Job Description for Graduate Assistant
Graduate assistants provide support for research projects, often in university settings, and are usually given financial support through a stipend or tuition reimbursement. Graduate assistant positions usually fall under the categories of teaching assistants or research assistants, as they often help university faculty members prepare course materials, post grades, and conduct research. Graduate assistants must be able to work well with their research teams and follow all instructions from thei…Read more
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Skills in Microsoft Office, Research Analysis, Microsoft Excel and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Data Entry.
Pay by Experience Level for Graduate Assistant
An entry-level Graduate Assistant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $13.52 based on 19 salaries. An early career Graduate Assistant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.49 based on 140 salaries. A mid-career Graduate Assistant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $15.00 based on 15 salaries.
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Employees with Graduate Assistant in their job title in Cincinnati, Ohio earn an average of 3.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Grand Rapids, Michigan (0.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Monterey, California (5.6% less).
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