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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.

The following pay rates apply to academic student employees within the UW College of Engineering.

Departments within the College may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates. Learn more on their websites:

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Last update: February, 2024

Title/Pay ClassificationOccupation CodeMinimum Hourly RateJob DutiesStandard Qualifications
Reader/Grader10886$19.97/hourlyNon-teaching/research academic assistanceUndergraduate or Graduate Student
Tutor10887$19.97/hourlyTutoringUndergraduate or Graduate Student
UG Teaching Assistant10868$19.97/hourlyAssist in teachingUndergraduate Student
UG Research Assistant10869$19.97/hourlyAssist in researchUndergraduate Student
Stipend Grad Trainee C10859Stipend per grantResearchGraduate
Teaching AssistantSee UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Predoctoral Instructor10804PDTA II minimumTeaching own classPremasters, postmaster or Candidate
Research AssistantSee UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Staff AssistantSee UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries
Predoctoral Staff Associate I10857Base + 7.5%Non-teaching/research academic assistancePostmaster or equivalent
Predoctoral Staff Associate II10857PDRA I + 7.5%Non-teaching/research academic assistanceCandidate
Summer Only Graduate Research Student AssistantSee UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries