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4,880 Teaching Assistant Salaries

Teaching Assistants earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 68% less than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Teaching Assistants work for The University of Texas-Pan American at $68,000 annually while the lowest paid Teaching Assistants work for Haywood Community College earning approximately $12,000 each year.

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$30K University of Houston's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (65 salaries)

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-$9K (35%) less than average University of Houston Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"While the other universities are paying quite a decent amount, one cannot expect much here. Fee waive should also be considered."
-$1K (3%) less than average University of Houston Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"It was not enough for a month, however, as an international student, you could get a discount for your tuition. Therefore, that was the main reason for doing this job."
-$15K (66%) less than average University of Houston Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay is rather called stipend and it's commensurate with every other TA in the school."
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$30K New York University's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (44 salaries)

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-$11K (30%) less than average New York University salary ($41K)
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-$7K (26%) less than average New York University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"Yes I sometimes feel that I am being underpaid when compared to the Teaching Assistants at other schools. But considering the job profile, being underpaid can be looked as a liability. For this job the asset is the experience, which over powers the liability at any point of time."
-$9K (35%) less than average New York University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think Teaching Assistants must be paid more because they are teaching and guiding students as well as grading all their assignments and exams. So they must be paid atleast of $15/hour"
-$9K (35%) less than average New York University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I feel I am underpaid but also I don't have to commute much so I think it's a good payoff."
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$31K Carnegie Mellon University's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (18 salaries)

+$1K (3%) more than national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
-$10K (27%) less than average Carnegie Mellon University salary ($41K)
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-$6K (21%) less than average Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Assistant salary ($31K)
"I think for a TA, I am getting paid the correct wages on average."
Equal to average Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Assistant salary ($31K)
"I think it is fair enough for a full-time student."
-$4K (13%) less than average Carnegie Mellon University Teaching Assistant salary ($31K)
"I feel my pay is appropriate for my position."
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$30K Northern Illinois University's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (33 salaries)

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-$11K (44%) less than average Northern Illinois University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"Neither. The amount of money is perfectly represented by the amount of work that is needed to be a Computer Science Teaching Assistant."
-$3K (10%) less than average Northern Illinois University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"Teacher assistants always do not have a high income. Students always were poor."
-$6K (22%) less than average Northern Illinois University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"They also waive tuition which is extremely helpful. I would have been happy with just that."
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$30K University of Massachusetts' Average Teaching Assistant Salary (64 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
-$2K (6%) less than average University of Massachusetts salary ($32K)
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-$10K (40%) less than average University of Massachusetts Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I was being underpaid as a research assistant. However, the cost of living in Western Massachusetts is lower than that of more urban environments, which contributes to the lower pay graduate students at this university receive."
+$33K (70%) more than average University of Massachusetts Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I am happy with the payment. As I am an international student I have a limited time to work every week."
+$33K (70%) more than average University of Massachusetts Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"The payment was good, because I had a limited pay from school due to I am an international student."
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$30K Purdue University's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (55 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
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+$1K (3%) more than average Purdue University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think it was the right pay but mostly I think I did it for experience and keen interest I had for the job. It was something different and interesting and therefore I chose to work on it."
-$11K (44%) less than average Purdue University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"It was close to minimum wage but since it was an undergrad position, I was okay with the low pay."
-$13K (55%) less than average Purdue University Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I work as teaching assistant, is not for money."
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$30K University of Minnesota's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (31 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
-$5K (15%) less than average University of Minnesota salary ($35K)
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+$16K (42%) more than average University of Minnesota Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"Show me your data set. I'm skeptical of the number provided as average. If it's true, It's a part of the experience. Pay isn't everything, part of what I'm getting is the university of Minnesota name attached to my degree."
-$3K (10%) less than average University of Minnesota Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"No, $13/h is actually pretty high in this university."
-$12K (50%) less than average University of Minnesota Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I think I am being underpaid."
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$30K Worcester Polytechnic Institute's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (22 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
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+$12K (33%) more than average Worcester Polytechnic Institute Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"It's fine, since they cover my tuition."
-$16K (72%) less than average Worcester Polytechnic Institute Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"I personally think it's pretty good."
Equal to average Worcester Polytechnic Institute Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
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$30K University of Texas' Average Teaching Assistant Salary (103 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
-$5K (15%) less than average University of Texas salary ($35K)
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"The tuition reimbursement makes this position worth it."
-$5K (18%) less than average University of Texas Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"The pay is so low and it is not fair."
+$21K (51%) more than average University of Texas Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
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$30K Illinois Institute of Technology's Average Teaching Assistant Salary (34 salaries)

Equal to national average Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
Equal to average Illinois Institute of Technology salary ($30K)
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+$12K (33%) more than average Illinois Institute of Technology Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"No it was the average salary for a teacher assistant."
+$1K (3%) more than average Illinois Institute of Technology Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
"TA is just a temporary job."
Equal to average Illinois Institute of Technology Teaching Assistant salary ($30K)
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