Academic Student Employee Hourly Pay Rates

Academic Student Employee Hourly Pay Rates

Academic student positions are covered by the contract between the UW and the United Auto Workers (UAW). For all other student employment positions, UW Compensation establishes compensation requirements in accordance with University policy and as described on UW HR's Student Employees web page. Student employees must be paid at least the Washington State minimum wage, noted as "base" in the table below.

The following pay rates apply to hourly academic student employee positions within the Department of Materials Science & Engineering (MSE). The College of Engineering and other departments may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates.

Last update: September 2018

Title/Pay Classification Occupation Code Minimum Hourly Rate Job Duties Standard Qualifications
Teaching Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Research Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Staff Assistant See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
UG Teaching Assistant 10868 $16.00 Assist in teaching Undergraduate Student
UG Research Assistant 10869 $16.00 Assist in research Undergraduate Student
Stipend Grad Trainee C 10859 Stipend per Grant Research Graduate
Predoctoral Instructor 10804 PDTA II Minimum Teaching own class Premasters, postmaster or Candidate
Predoctoral Staff Associate I 10857 Base + 7.5% Non-teaching/research academic assistance Postmaster or equivalent
Predoctoral Staff Associate II 10857 PDRA I + 7.5% Non-teaching/research academic assistance Candidate
Summer Only Graduate Research Student Assistant 10854 Premaster: $31.92/hr
Intermediate: $34.31/hr
Candidate: $36.86/hr