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Working As A Graduate Assistant

  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • $67,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Graduate Assistant Do

A Graduate Assistant assists with the supervision of student employees. They perform regular performance evaluations and provide feedback to help students progress.

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Graduate Assistant Demographics

Gender

Female

50.0%

Male

38.5%

Unknown

11.5%
Ethnicity

White

56.7%

Asian

15.2%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.8%

Unknown

4.3%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

36.0%

French

13.1%

Chinese

10.4%

Mandarin

8.0%

German

5.7%

Russian

3.2%

Arabic

3.2%

Hindi

3.1%

Italian

3.0%

Portuguese

2.9%

Japanese

2.8%

Korean

1.8%

Cantonese

1.7%

Greek

1.0%

Urdu

1.0%

Turkish

0.9%

Polish

0.7%

Vietnamese

0.6%

Nepali

0.6%

Gujarati

0.6%
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Graduate Assistant Education

Schools

Ball State University

7.1%

Texas A&M University

6.0%

University of Akron

5.7%

Northern Illinois University

5.6%

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

5.6%

West Virginia University

5.4%

Illinois State University

5.1%

Eastern Michigan University

5.1%

University of Memphis

4.9%

Georgia Southern University

4.7%

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

4.7%

University of Illinois at Chicago

4.7%

Marshall University

4.6%

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

4.5%

University of South Carolina - Columbia

4.5%

University of Cincinnati

4.4%

Florida State University

4.4%

University of Toledo

4.3%

University of South Florida

4.3%

Kent State University

4.3%
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Majors

Business

16.7%

Kinesiology

9.4%

Computer Science

6.0%

School Counseling

5.6%

Accounting

5.0%

Education

4.8%

Psychology

4.7%

Counseling Psychology

4.5%

Educational Leadership

4.4%

Communication

4.4%

Social Work

4.3%

Finance

4.2%

English

4.0%

Mental Health Counseling

3.7%

Marketing

3.2%

History

3.1%

Management

3.1%

Public Administration

3.0%

Public Health

3.0%

Criminal Justice

3.0%
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Degrees

Masters

75.7%

Bachelors

10.0%

Doctorate

8.0%

Other

4.4%

Certificate

1.3%

Associate

0.4%

Diploma

0.1%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
$67,000
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$39,000
Min 10%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$67,000
Median 50%
$115,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Edinburg, TX
Highest Paying State
Alaska
Avg Experience Level
1.4 years
How much does a Graduate Assistant make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Graduate Assistant in the United States is $67,761 per year or $33 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $39,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $115,000.

Real Graduate Assistant Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Graduate Assistant In Anesthesia Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Jul 01, 2010 $250,440
Graduate Assistant (Clinical Fellow) Brigham and Women's Hospital Boston, MA Jan 01, 2016 $150,000
Graduate Assistant In Neurology Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Jul 01, 2014 $138,000
Graduate Assistant In Neurology Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Sep 29, 2014 $130,000
Graduate Assistant In Neurology Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Jul 01, 2014 $110,000
Graduate Assistant In Medicine Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Jul 01, 2012 $73,525
Graduate Assistant Massachusetts General Physician's Organization Boston, MA Jun 26, 2014 $69,685
Graduate Assistant University of North Texas Denton, TX May 12, 2013 $39,382

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Top Skills for A Graduate Assistant

  1. Undergraduate Courses
  2. Department Website
  3. Computer Hardware
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Complete day-to-day office administration duties; provide tutoring for undergraduate students; co-taught undergraduate courses; interim field placement coordinator
  • Developed department website and ensured operation of the department's technology infrastructure.
  • Maintained computer hardware and software applications inventory for the purpose of ensuring availability of equipment and/or instructional material in computer lab.
  • Completed data entry and analysis for grant proposals and applications.
  • Assisted Director with research projects, which entailed conducting statistical analysis, coding data and conducting literature reviews.

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