Graduate teaching assistants rate their happiness above average.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, graduate teaching assistants rate their career happiness 3.4 out of 5 stars which puts them in the top 35% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy graduate teaching assistants are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Clergy
3.6
$51k
Principal
3.5
$92k
Health educator
3.5
$53k
Physical education teacher
3.5
$63k
School counselor
3.5
$55k
Nurse educator
3.4
$75k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are graduate teaching assistants happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do graduate teaching assistants find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as graduate teaching assistants?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are graduate teaching assistant’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are graduate teaching assistants making the best use of their abilities?

Are graduate teaching assistants happy with their salary?