Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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).


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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)
107,790 2.0 % (4) $34,660 1.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,430 $23,480 $32,750 $43,050 $54,020
(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 103,480 3.65 (4) $34,600
Junior Colleges 2,280 0.30 (4) $32,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 650 0.11 (4) $41,010

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 103,480 3.65 (4) $34,600
Junior Colleges 2,280 0.30 (4) $32,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 650 0.11 (4) $41,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Business Schools and Computer and Management Training (8) (8) (4) $42,260
Scientific Research and Development Services 650 0.11 (4) $41,010
Technical and Trade Schools (8) (8) (4) $35,150
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 103,480 3.65 (4) $34,600
Junior Colleges 2,280 0.30 (4) $32,210


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)
New York 10,450 1.25 1.48 (4) $34,700
Texas 10,380 1.03 1.21 (4) $33,090
California 9,610 0.69 0.81 (4) $42,130
Michigan 9,210 2.45 2.89 (4) $41,400
Illinois 3,340 0.60 0.71 (4) $26,560




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)
New Mexico 2,370 3.04 3.59 (4) $27,090
Michigan 9,210 2.45 2.89 (4) $41,400
Idaho 980 1.64 1.94 (8) (8)
Oklahoma 2,000 1.35 1.59 (4) $25,720
New York 10,450 1.25 1.48 (4) $34,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 50 0.01 0.01 (4) $49,280
Massachusetts 3,280 1.05 1.24 (4) $47,470
Louisiana 1,430 0.78 0.92 (4) $42,800
California 9,610 0.69 0.81 (4) $42,130
District of Columbia 560 0.88 1.03 (4) $41,560

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)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,700 1.63 1.92 (4) $49,640
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,500 26.98 31.81 (4) $35,730
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.60 0.71 (4) $48,660
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.02 1.20 (4) $37,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.82 0.97 (4) $34,090
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.37 0.43 (4) $35,710
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 1,710 0.48 0.57 (4) $26,800
St. Louis, MO-IL 860 0.68 0.80 (4) $34,270
Baltimore-Towson, MD 810 0.65 0.77 (4) $26,450
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 740 2.56 3.02 (8) (8)




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)
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,500 26.98 31.81 (4) $35,730
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 740 2.56 3.02 (8) (8)
Boise City-Nampa, ID 480 1.89 2.23 (8) (8)
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,700 1.63 1.92 (4) $49,640
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.02 1.20 (4) $37,610
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 1,870 0.82 0.97 (4) $34,090
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 570 0.73 0.86 (8) (8)
St. Louis, MO-IL 860 0.68 0.80 (4) $34,270
Baltimore-Towson, MD 810 0.65 0.77 (4) $26,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.60 0.71 (4) $48,660




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)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.04 0.05 (4) $50,740
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,700 1.63 1.92 (4) $49,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.60 0.71 (4) $48,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 590 0.44 0.51 (4) $38,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,030 1.02 1.20 (4) $37,610
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 50 0.13 0.15 (4) $37,590
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) (4) $37,520
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,500 26.98 31.81 (4) $35,730
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,820 0.37 0.43 (4) $35,710
Kansas City, MO-KS 100 0.10 0.12 (4) $34,950

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 820 6.98 8.23 (4) $28,350
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 0.49 (4) $21,620
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 0.84 (4) $16,690

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)
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 820 6.98 8.23 (4) $28,350
North Missouri nonmetropolitan area 60 0.71 0.84 (4) $16,690
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 0.49 (4) $21,620

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)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $29,870
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 820 6.98 8.23 (4) $28,350
Southeastern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $23,400
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $23,270
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 160 0.42 0.49 (4) $21,620


About May 2010 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 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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