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.
The following pay rates apply to academic student employees within the UW College of Engineering.
Last update: May 2023
|Title/Pay Classification||Occupation Code||Minimum Hourly Rate||Job Duties||Standard Qualifications|
|Reader/Grader||10886||$19.25/hourly||Non-teaching/research academic assistance||Undergraduate or Graduate Student|
|Tutor||10887||$19.25/hourly||Tutoring||Undergraduate or Graduate Student|
|UG Teaching Assistant||10868||$19.25/hourly||Assist in teaching||Undergraduate Student|
|UG Research Assistant||10869||$19.25/hourly||Assist in research||Undergraduate Student|
|Stipend Grad Trainee C||10859||Stipend per grant||Research||Graduate|
|Teaching Assistant||See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries|
|Predoctoral Instructor||10804||PDTA II minimum||Teaching own class||Premasters, postmaster or Candidate|
|Research Assistant||See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries|
|Staff Assistant||See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries|
|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||See UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries|