Training Requirements for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Graduate teaching assistants need a bachelor's degree.

Degrees for Graduate teaching assistants
Percent
Less than High School 0.5
High School 1.3
Some College 2.4
Associates Degree 2.1
Bachelors Degree 16.5
Masters Degree 33.6
Doctorate or Professional Degree 43.7

Employment Outlook for Graduate Teaching Assistants

This represents about 159,000 people in the United States.

Over the next 10 years there will be aproximately 9,000 more graduate teaching assistants but, because of expected growth and replacement needs in the United States, we will need 38,000 more.

Typical Income for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Annual Salaries

On average, graduate teaching assistants make $35,810 per year.

Bottom 10% Bottom 25% Median Top 75% Top 90%
Graduate teaching assistants $18,340 $24,310 $34,240 $44,740 $55,080
Education, training, and library occupations $21,820 $31,830 $48,000 $67,430 $92,890
Postsecondary teachers $31,200 $45,450 $66,500 $99,650 $152,330
Miscellaneous postsecondary teachers $20,540 $33,740 $49,060 $72,550 $103,970
National Average $19,290 $24,140 $37,040 $60,150 $94,540

This data is from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics

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