Graduate Student Assistant

Graduate Student Assistant Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$59,000
$31,000
Min 10%
$59,000
Median 50%
$108,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Saint Paul, MN
Highest Paying State
Minnesota
Average Experience Level
2.5 years
How much does a graduate student assistant make?
The national average salary for a Graduate Student Assistant in the U.S. is $59,079 annually or $28.4 hourly. There is a huge gap between the top 10 percent earners and the bottom 10 percent earners -- about 76,000. The top 10 percent earn over $108,000, while the bottom 10 percent make less than $32,000 annually. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Graduate Student Assistants are Internet companies and Professional companies. The best states for high paying Graduate Student Assistant jobs are Minnesota, Illinois, Alaska, Maryland, and Nebraska. Most Graduate Student Assistants spend 2.5 years in the position.

Average Graduate Student Assistant Salary By Location

Graduate Student Assistants in the US makes an average salary of $59,079 per year or $28.4 per hour. Working in Saint Paul, MN as a Graduate Student Assistant will pay you the highest wages at around $96,082 per year. The Saint Paul, MN average entry-level salary for Graduate Student Assistants is $60,000. Some of the states with the best Graduate Student Assistant salaries are Minnesota, Illinois, Alaska, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Maine, Georgia, and Louisiana have the lowest Graduate Student Assistant salaries.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
Saint Paul, MN
$96,082
2
Anchorage, AK
$80,037
3
College Park, MD
$74,842
4
Lehi, UT
$72,811
5
Denver, CO
$72,561

Average Graduate Student Assistant Salary By Company

Graduate Student Assistants report their job security as good. Just as in every field, some employers pay higher wages than others. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Graduate Student Assistants are Internet companies and Professional companies. Microsoft and Los Alamos National Security are the highest paying companies. In addition, companies like Stevens Institute of Technology and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory report highly competitive salaries for Graduate Student Assistants.

Average Graduate Student Assistant Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Graduate Student Assistant works in can influence their earning potential. Our data shows that Education companies, Hospitality companies, and Health Care companies tend to have the highest salaries for Graduate Student Assistants. Salaries for Graduate Student Assistants in Education companies average $68,900 annually, while Hospitality companies and Health Care companies pay $62,248 and $60,357, respectively. The average salary for Graduate Student Assistants in the Non Profits industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $57,144.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Education
$68,900
2
Hospitality
$62,248
3
Health Care
$60,357
4
Manufacturing
$57,582
5
Non Profits
$57,144

Recently Added Graduate Student Assistant Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
University of Denver
Graduate Student Assistant
01/17/2020
$31,305
City of Antioch
Graduate Student Assistant
01/11/2020
$66,367
Carnegie Mellon University
Graduate Student Assistant
01/10/2020
$27,131
Crumpton Ventures LLC
Graduate Student Assistant
12/31/2019
$31,305
University of Alaska System
Graduate Student Assistant
12/26/2019
$36,606
University of Alaska
Graduate Student Assistant
12/24/2019
$36,606
Virginia Commonwealth University
Graduate Student Assistant
12/18/2019
$25,044
University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
Graduate Student Assistant
12/04/2019
$14,000
The New School
Graduate Student Assistant
11/12/2019
$31,305
City of Antioch
Graduate Student Assistant
11/10/2019
$66,367
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