It sounds lucrative to pursue an assistantship while pursuing a course in the US. While it is true that the pay scale of an assistantship varies with the institute, you can still earn a decent amount if you choose to do an assistantship anywhere in US. On an average, an assistantship is going to fetch you around $10000 per year. In some cases, the university would grant you a waiver on your tuition fees as well! The amount will vary with the previous experience and the qualifications a potential candidate has. It is also important to know that there are different assistantships which can be targeted by a candidate.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.gyandhan.com/blogs/How-to-score-an-assistantship-part-time-job