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 Mechanical Engineering. The College of Engineering and other departments may employ students with different job titles and at different pay rates. See also UW Graduate School's TA/RA salaries.
Last update: August 2022
Monthly Salaried Positions at 50% FTE:
|Title/Pay Classification||Occupation Code||Minimum Hourly Rate||Job Duties||Standard Qualifications|
|Reader/Grader||10886||Undergraduate student: $18.79/hr
Graduate student: $19.45/hr
|Non-teaching/research academic assistance||Undergraduate or graduate student|
|UG Teaching Assistant||10868||$18.79/hr||Assist in teaching||Undergraduate student|
|UG Research Assistant||10869||$18.79/hr||Assist in research||Undergraduate student|
|Summer only (through June 30th)
Graduate Research Student Assistant