Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
110,130 3.2 % (4) $33,180 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Annual Wage (2) $17,330 $19,470 $31,230 $42,550 $55,410
(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 107,040 3.75 (4) $33,090
Junior Colleges 2,220 0.29 (4) $34,600
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.06 (4) $29,040

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 107,040 3.75 (4) $33,090
Junior Colleges 2,220 0.29 (4) $34,600
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.06 (4) $29,040

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) $40,490
Junior Colleges 2,220 0.29 (4) $34,600
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 107,040 3.75 (4) $33,090
Technical and Trade Schools 100 0.06 (4) $29,040


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)
Texas 11,700 1.14 1.32 (4) $32,080
Michigan 9,700 2.53 2.95 (4) $35,680
Georgia 7,100 1.88 2.19 (4) $20,450
California 5,390 0.38 0.45 (4) $49,470
New York 5,260 0.62 0.73 (4) $38,800




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 2,080 2.67 3.12 (4) $30,810
Michigan 9,700 2.53 2.95 (4) $35,680
Montana 960 2.26 2.64 (4) $33,220
North Dakota 760 2.05 2.39 (4) $30,710
Georgia 7,100 1.88 2.19 (4) $20,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 5,390 0.38 0.45 (4) $49,470
Massachusetts 3,600 1.14 1.33 (4) $47,590
District of Columbia (8) (8) (8) (4) $46,540
Kentucky 540 0.31 0.36 (4) $45,810
South Carolina 1,220 0.69 0.80 (4) $44,430





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)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,400 1.72 2.01 (4) $36,000
Ann Arbor, MI 3,680 19.24 22.41 (4) $34,840
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,620 1.57 1.82 (4) $50,780
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,250 24.48 28.51 (4) $35,710
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.54 0.63 (4) $50,050
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 1,860 0.52 0.60 (4) $27,090
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,710 1.37 1.59 (4) $29,170
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 1,520 0.30 0.35 (4) $32,050
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.67 0.78 (4) $30,270
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,250 0.98 1.15 (4) $27,030




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 2,250 24.48 28.51 (4) $35,710
Ann Arbor, MI 3,680 19.24 22.41 (4) $34,840
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 740 2.50 2.92 (4) $56,950
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,400 1.72 2.01 (4) $36,000
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,620 1.57 1.82 (4) $50,780
Richmond, VA 850 1.45 1.69 (8) (8)
Baltimore-Towson, MD 1,710 1.37 1.59 (4) $29,170
Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis, WI 920 1.16 1.35 (4) $27,760
St. Louis, MO-IL 1,250 0.98 1.15 (4) $27,030
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,370 0.67 0.78 (4) $30,270




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)
Greenville-Mauldin-Easley, SC 740 2.50 2.92 (4) $56,950
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 2,620 1.57 1.82 (4) $50,780
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 2,060 0.54 0.63 (4) $50,050
Jackson, MS 140 0.58 0.67 (4) $49,170
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 190 0.45 0.53 (4) $48,170
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY 190 0.45 0.53 (4) $42,590
Warren-Troy-Farmington Hills, MI Metropolitan Division 180 0.18 0.20 (4) $39,780
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 380 0.21 0.24 (4) $37,470
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 4,400 1.72 2.01 (4) $36,000
College Station-Bryan, TX 2,250 24.48 28.51 (4) $35,710

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 600 4.89 5.70 (4) $30,020
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 570 4.84 5.64 (4) $19,960
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 430 1.57 1.83 (4) $36,990
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 420 2.45 2.85 (4) $21,170
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 240 11.21 13.06 (4) $43,790

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 240 11.21 13.06 (4) $43,790
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 600 4.89 5.70 (4) $30,020
Southwestern Montana nonmetropolitan area 570 4.84 5.64 (4) $19,960
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 420 2.45 2.85 (4) $21,170
North and West Central New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 140 2.18 2.54 (4) $18,860

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)
North Central Massachusetts nonmetropolitan area 240 11.21 13.06 (4) $43,790
Balance of Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 430 1.57 1.83 (4) $36,990
Gulf Coast Texas nonmetropolitan area 600 4.89 5.70 (4) $30,020
Western Nebraska nonmetropolitan area 70 0.89 1.03 (4) $27,590
Middle Georgia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) (4) $25,460


About May 2011 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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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