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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: 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