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