Graduate Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$54,000
$43,000
$54,000
$67,000
Did you know that the average graduate assistant makes $54,556 per year? That's valued at $26.23 per hour! The range surrounding that average can vary between $44,000 and $67,000, meaning graduate assistants have the opportunity to earn more once they move past entry-level roles. Most graduate assistants find a job with education and technology companies, while others work for health care, education, and hospitality companies to make more money. Those aren't the only places you can earn a higher paycheck. Maine, New Jersey and Connecticut are the top states in the U.S. to pay graduate assistants the highest salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Boston, MA
$72,123
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Map of Graduate Assistant Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Graduate Assistants earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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Average Graduate Assistant Salary By Location

If both location and money are important to you, then you might want to check out moving to Maine, New Jersey and Connecticut, as these three states offer the highest salaries throughout the U.S. for graduate assistants. Quite opposite of that list is the lowest paying states, which are Pennsylvania, Oregon, and Minnesota.

Average Graduate Assistant Salary By Company

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like O'Malley Library and Massachusetts General Physicians . as they offer the highest salaries for graduate assistants.

The largest raises come from changing jobs.

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Graduate Assistant Salary History

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Recently Added Graduate Assistant Salaries

CompanyJobLocationDate AddedSalary
Writing Graduate Assistant
Writing Graduate Assistant
07/17/2020
07/17/2020
$106,800
$106,800
07/17/2020
Suny Buffalo State
Suny Buffalo State
Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo, NY
07/14/2020
07/14/2020
$66,000
$66,000
07/14/2020
Prairie View A&M University
Prairie View A&M University
Graduate Assistant Chem 4
Graduate Assistant Chem 4
Graduate Assistant Chem 4
07/09/2020
07/09/2020
$31,305
$31,305
07/09/2020
Graduate Assistant-Workforce Development
Graduate Assistant-Workforce Development
San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX
07/07/2020
07/07/2020
$28,696
$28,696
07/07/2020
University of Michigan
University of Michigan
Summer Graduate Assistant
Summer Graduate Assistant
Summer Graduate Assistant
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$52,175
$52,175
06/25/2020
Graduate Assistant
Graduate Assistant
Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$22,957
$22,957
06/25/2020
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Graduate Assistant-Interprofessional Education
Graduate Assistant-Interprofessional Education
Graduate Assistant-Interprofessional Education
06/25/2020
06/25/2020
$60,000
$60,000
06/25/2020
Business Engagement Center Graduate Assistant
Business Engagement Center Graduate Assistant
06/19/2020
06/19/2020
$25,044
$25,044
06/19/2020
University of Utah
University of Utah
Graduate Assistant (E)
Graduate Assistant (E)
Graduate Assistant (E)
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$21,300
$21,300
06/17/2020
Northern Illinois University
Northern Illinois University
Seaylp Graduate Assistant
Seaylp Graduate Assistant
Seaylp Graduate Assistant
06/17/2020
06/17/2020
$18,000
$18,000
06/17/2020